Yu Darvish Continues To Dominate Twitter: Houston Astros Edition
Yu Darvish should teach a class on how athletes should use Twitter.
A little background first.
Earlier this week, Cubs writer and general curmudgeon, Paul Sullivan, wrote an article asking Darvish to stay off Twitter and referred to Darvish as being "thin-skinned."
Roughly 24 hours after that article was published, Yu came down from the clouds with a funny tweet that pokes fun at the people that used to barbeque him.
If you aren't fully caught up with baseball here's what happened since 2017:
- Yu Darvish gets LIT UP in Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros when he was with the Dodgers and essential "blows" the World Series for LA.
- The entire city of LA goes after him. The most frequent barb is when people call him Yu "Garbage" instead of Yu Darvish. Real original stuff.
- Houston gets caught for cheating during the World Series
- Yu jokes that if LA is now the defacto 2017 champs, they should have a parade and he would like to wear a Yu "Garbage" jersey.
That's pretty funny for anyone. For an athlete that is tweeting in their second language, that's Seinfeld level humor.
I have never done a 180 on a player quite like I have with Yu Darvish. I was among the litany of Cub fans that considered Darvish a bust in his first year and change with the Cubs. He was fragile, both mentally and physically, and the Cubs had basically missed big on one of their big free-agent contracts.
Then Yu went and totally redeemed himself.
Just when you thought this couldn't get any better, his wife chimes in with a really sweet comment.
The Darvishes are pretty amazing people, can't wait for them to make it back to Chicago.