Remember when all the haters thought there would be controversy after Voit’s comments about playing time in wake of the trade for fellow first baseman Anthony Rizzo? Good times. The lineup is just even more stacked now because Giancarlo Stanton is playing the field. Good luck.
Voit doesn’t just bring a threatening bat to this Yankees lineup. He brings energy. He brings intensity. He brings candor. Fans have been yearning for such a character and many have embraced his Stone Cold Steve Austin “beers” celebration after he notches a big hit.
Instead, Voit uses two waters to impersonate the famous former WWE wrestler to make it appropriate for all ages (and to provide some much-needed hydration).
It’s been such a hit that he appeared on MLB Network before Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves to talk about it.
“And that’s the bottom line ’cause Luke Voit said so!”
Yankees slugger Luke Voit talked about his Stone Cold celebration on MLB Network.
Of course Voit grew up a wrestling fan. How can you not see him chokeslamming his peers just for the hell of it? We’re sure he snuck a Stone Cold Stunner in there a few times, too.
But seriously, what other Yankee is having this much fun besides Andrew Velazquez? We’ve talked incessantly about how boring this team’s postgame interviews are thanks to many monotone/robotic personalities, but Voit’s a breath of fresh air the dugout was missing while he was on the shelf with his knee and oblique injuries.
Any coincidence the Yankees are on a 10-game run with Voit back at full strength? More of this!
Trade rumors and playing time “controversy” be damned. Voit is here to mash, celebrate and bring the fun. Did you not hear him refer to his teammates as “the boys” like three times in that clip above? Voit may not be the home run champ in 2021, but he’s still the reigning title holder, so he better get in as many showboats in as he can as the year winds down.
The ultimate ending to this storyline? Voit slamming together two Steveweisers while celebrating in October.