Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish quickly becoming a top Cubs personality
Chicago Cubs: Piping hot Twitter roasts have been Darvish’s specialty
In reality, it all began with one simple Twitter post that translated to “Eat fried chicken until death.” This was Darvish’s ruthless response to a troll named fried chicken that had been hounding him. The Chicago Cubs pitcher explained this for Cubs Insider writer Corey Freedman, a shirt was made to commemorate the roast, and with that, we were off to the races.
Darvish had difficulty finding himself after his devastating 2017 performance against the Astros (which we now know likely wasn’t his fault) both on and off the mound. This quote, however, was the moment everyone began to take notice of his Twitter genius in Chicago.
The next moment Darvish would really go off on social media came during the 2019 World Series when he finally got revenge on Astros ace Justin Verlander after over 500 days of waiting. The result was a perfectly executed assassination after Verlander accidentally threw a baseball at his own leg in an attempt to field it.
He would even engage in a little friendly fire, aiming a friendly jab at teammates Jon Lester and the aforementioned Rizzo. In what could only be described as a double kill, Darvish took down both of his teammates in hilarious fashion after the Chicago Cubs Twitter account posted a clip of Rizzo dashing to first base to cover for Lester.
In a way, Darvish is essentially becoming the Wendy’s of the Chicago Cubs, roasting friend and foe alike in a total war over Twitter. It has made him one of the most exciting players to keep tabs on over the offseason, adding some light to this bleak, dark winter. Most recently, though, he has directed his efforts at attacking the Astros in their sign-stealing scandal.