When New York Yankees ace (you heard me, ACE) Nestor Cortes left the mound on Sunday in Chicago, he was the talk of the town for another efficient and effortlessly dominant outing against a team most picked to win the AL Central.
By the end of the night, his Twitter account was gone, as a wide swath of high-school-age uses of foul language had been unearthed by sleuths digging for trouble.
There’s no place for the language Cortes used so callously to refer to his friends back in the day, and the left-hander apologized on Monday, promising a return to social media soon to continue to spread his message of positivity.
As Cortes told the gathered media, he wanted to emphasize “the message to [his] friends & family & the people that are following [him] on social media to see the positive message that [he wants] to send out” as he finds success on the diamond.
On Tuesday, Cortes reactivated the account and found a perfect way to spread his message of positivity.
The left-hander unveiled a new set of cleats, complete with a “Nasty Nestor” Mario logo made popular by RotoWear, as well as an authentic, hairy mustache on each shoe.
Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes returns to Twitter with mustache cleats
Is Players’ Weekend happening in 2022? If not, can we get some clearance to see the Hair Shoes sooner rather than later, please?
Unlike his new kicks, Cortes isn’t some goofy anomaly. His deception, arsenal and mentality on the mound all add up to a top-tier pitcher, with a large enough sample size to back up his dominance.
Everyone you think “kills” the Yankees? Worse than Nestor. Everyone you think of as a bonafide ace? Good, sure, but worse than Nestor.
Every pitcher in the American League, as of May 17, is worse than Nestor. So why not put a hairy stripe on your shoes?
Cortes is gunning for an All-Star appearance, and will continue the journey this week against the White Sox again at Yankee Stadium on Friday.
No word yet on his choice of footwear for his emphatic return.