New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter took to both Twitter and Instagram for the first-ever time this week with full force, joining the platforms in conjunction with the release of a new trailer for his multi-part ESPN documentary “The Captain.”
Jeter’s debut was excellent work from top to bottom. From the humble bio (“Sleep-deprived father to three amazing girls. HOF Class of 2020. @JeterTurn2 @PlayersTribune”) to the first tweet (“Looks like I’ve officially run out of excuses,” in response to a tweet from 2014), Jeter and his team have been interactive, humorous, and revealing.
So … can an old teammate get a follow, or … ?
Lost in all the fanfare, ex-Yankees fan favorite, future Hall of Famer, and late-career Jeter teammate CC Sabathia spent the whole day waiting for Jeter to finish up his Instagram Q&A so he could get the follow back. Who doesn’t want to catch up with an old friend on a new platform?!
Jeter was CC’s first-ever guest on the R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruocco! Come onnnnnn. Just hit the button!
As Jeter called it a wrap on his first day on Twitter, though, he still had one important task left to accomplish.
Yankees’ CC Sabathia clowns Derek Jeter over Twitter follow
So, that’s 11:48 PM Eastern Time at the end of an extremely exhausting day for Jeter. I mean … think about how exhausted you are at the end of a typical day living on social media, then think about how it’d feel if you’d never done it on a non-burner before. Woof.
Then came a major gap in the story, which lasted until 7:14 PM THE NEXT DAY, when Sabathia proudly announced he’d gotten the follow.
Needless to say, Jeter had a perfect quip prepared for the moment, too.
Now … whose ballet class? Jeter’s been open about his daughters and their tremendous influence on him, so that’s probably your answer. Still, we’d rather envision Jeter himself staying spry on the barre before picking up his phone, facepalming because he forgot about CC, and quickly rectifying his mistake.
Now all we need is a snap of both of these Yankees legends at the same ballet class together to complete the picture.