Which New York Yankees players do their teammates mistrust when it comes to childcare? Perhaps the better question would be, “Which ones actually feel like trustworthy babysittters?”
Because, based on the way a whole pack of Yankees responded to this innocent question, it feels like there are very few disciplinarians in the room. Maybe wait for Josh Donaldson to get comfortable in the clubhouse before trying this one again?
For a franchise in need of some fun after dealing Gio Urshela and Gary Sánchez, the Yankees TikTok is ON IT, y’all.
They gathered several Bombers on Photo Day (notable absence: sad Luke Voit) to ask about which players would be the best surrogate fathers, and the jury ended up split … deeming nearly the entire roster as subpar.
Consider this a legal document regarding which Yankees would be the best guardians.
Could become important if Jose Ramirez really is on the table.
Yankees think Gleyber Torres would be a bad babysitter
Maybe the Yankees forgot Gleyber’s not a shortstop anymore? Boys, relax! He won’t drop your kids! He’s a second baseman again!
Other names mentioned in this fiasco include Aaron Hicks, someone whom Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t seem to trust, and Wandy Peralta, who seems like the most amazing fun uncle of all time, from an outsider’s perspective.
Shoutout, too, to Gerrit Cole, mentioned by Zack Britton as someone who could turn his own kids against him. Maybe that’s insider knowledge from someone who knows Cole very well, after the recent labor fight.
Nobody, for our money (and all the Gleyber video gaming worries), could top Tim Locastro, though, who recently joined the Bombers after playing nine games in 2021 and tearing his right ACL. Locastro tried to back out of the question, claiming a lack of familiarity with the roster … then hilariously pivoted and picked the training staff, racked with giggles.
Maybe deciding not to name a teammate and throw anyone under the bus makes Locastro the … best babysitter of all, actually?