The players on the Arizona Diamondbacks roster often take to Twitter to make announcements, or just share some content. But, social media is a lot more fun when the team is winning.
This week, the players took to social media to share things ranging from the crisis in Venezuela to the team’s viral bullpen dance to buying golf carts.
Tweet of the week:
The bullpen created viral content this week during a rain delay at Wrigley Field. From bobsledding, to bowling, this video had it all. Multiple players shared the video, including Jake Lamb and Andrew Chafin, while Archie Bradley was looking for tips and uniform ideas to start a bobsledding team.
But, Yasmany Tomas also took to Twitter this week to announce that he would be returning to baseball activities this week. Tomas is heading to the minor leagues and seemed pretty excited about his eventual return.
The team also shared congratulations to a couple rookies this week. First to Jack Reinheimer for his MLB debut and then to Anthony Banda for earning his first win.
Matters of the Heart:
Perhaps the cutest thing posted by any Diamondbacks player this week came from Triple-A pitcher Braden Shipley. This week included Shipley’s wife’s birthday and the young pitcher shared it with the world.
But, the team shared some more serious topics as well.
David Peralta has been publicizing his concern over the political situation in his home country of Venezuela, sharing this tweet from fellow major-leaguer Chris Archer.
The team also shared condolences to Ketel Marte after the passing of his mother. Marte shared this note of sadness, but love on Instagram.
Marte’s mother passed unexpectedly in a car accident, sending the young infielder to the Dominican Republic to say his goodbyes. The team sent their condolences with him, but welcomed him back in San Francisco.
Marte wasn’t the only player to share loss this week, as catcher Jeff Mathis shared a reporter’s tweet about baseball’s loss of Jose Fernandez, who would have been 25 this week.
Taijuan Walker shared a little insight to his music playlist this week. Walker shared tweets referencing Kelly Price, Jay-Z’s album and song 4:44 and a hip-hop throwback to rapper Tupac.
A little road trip inspiration hype maybe?
In odd tweets this week, Archie Bradley is in the market for a golf cart and Nick Ahmed had a visitor from a Diamondback, just not one in uniform.
We’ll pass on the patio-intruder and stick to the ones on the field.