Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish quickly becoming a top Cubs personality

Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: Darvish, like many others, has turned his attention to the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

Houston’s sign-stealing scandal has been stealing headlines for a while now and rightfully so. It feels like the first time the modern MLB stars have genuinely had a voice-over social media. Among the voices crying out for justice is that of Darvish, who went as far as calling for their title to be stripped.

Yet, even in the rage felt by everyone around the sport, Darvish still found a way to troll an Astros fan in a way that was all too perfect. In their attempt to flex the Astros still existent title, the fan-made one crucial mistake: messing with Yu Darvish.

This wasn’t the only time Darvish got involved in criticizing the whole sign-stealing scandal. Back in November of 2019, he got in a notable Twitter spat with Brewers superstar Christian Yelich over Darvish insinuating that Yelich and the Brewers utilized illegal sign stealing. Even in this case, Darvish still made light of the whole situation.

It’s this kind of behavior that makes Darvish such a good sports personality for Chicago. His merciless Twitter roasts show a side of him that few see on the field and appeals to this modern era where social media is king. An extensive complaint of modern MLB stars is their lack of social media usage, but Darvish thus far has been a shining example of how to build an image off of the field.

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For a pitcher that many initially criticized as weak-minded early in his Chicago Cubs tenure, Darvish has been one of the funniest and fiercest players on the team. He’s willing to speak his mind without fear of backlash and has no problem dishing out some good-natured jabs. His is the kind of personality that can sell jerseys and draw attention to the game of baseball, something that should be valued in this day and age.