Giancarlo Stanton homered in his first at-bat with the New York Yankees — a real laser shot, too. It didn’t take too long for him to get home run No. 2 with his new team.
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) March 29, 2018
Twitter reacted to Stanton’s stellar Opening Day.
ANOTHER home run for Giancarlo. pic.twitter.com/TYKipQIjsv
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) March 29, 2018
Yeah, Stanton just hit another homer. It went 434 feet. He has driven in four runs. I think there will be a lot of words written about him for tomorrow's paper. #Yankees
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 29, 2018
Of course, some people couldn’t help but make a connection between Stanton and his old team — specifically his old team’s owner.
I just want to thank Derek Jeter for remaining loyal to the Yankees and making this all possible.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 29, 2018
Well, that was predictable. These comparisons were, too.
At this pace Stanton breaks Bonds’ record by May Day.
— Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) March 29, 2018
Of course, not all of the tweets were positive.
Giancarlo Stanton now on pace for 324 home runs this year. JD Martinez on pace for zero.
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) March 29, 2018
Already sick of Stanton on the Yankees and its game 1
— I480BRIDGE (@I480BRIDGE) March 29, 2018
Stanton hit 2 HRs and the Redsox blew a 4 run lead. I hate my life pic.twitter.com/j0jgVnoFVz
— Benny Baseball (@BennyButtcheeks) March 29, 2018
Cheer up, buddy. There’s 161 more to go. Though, to be fair, if those games go like the opener, Yankees fans are going to be quite thrilled.
It was good day for New York’s prized offseason acquisition.