Yankees infielder Didi Gregorius wants to be an MLB All-Star, and he’s not stopping with a hashtag or simple plea on Twitter to get him there.
Didi is hitting the streets of New York to curry favor with nontraditional voters in a campaign that’s the most unique we’ve seen.
#sirdidi4sure #BeLikeMark pic.twitter.com/eMuyC8xZt7— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
The “DidiGoodDeeds” concept is simple: Didi Gregorius is going around being really nice to people in a variety of ways, and in turn, selling himself as the ultimate All-Star, not just of baseball — but of life.
10:45 a.m. Didi is in the subway giving people free rides on his card:
#SirDidi4Sure #didisdeeds #Belikemark pic.twitter.com/vva6FILL10— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
#Needswipe i got you...#sirdidi4sure #belikemark pic.twitter.com/6FwDtcG6sJ— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
11:52 a.m. Gregorius went to Rockefeller Center and took photos for tourists:
Need your photo taken? I got u! #belikemark #sirdidi4sure #DIDIsDEEDs pic.twitter.com/b7D0P1ZZDx— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
2:16 p.m. He made burrito bowls for hungry folks.
Making A burrito bowl at @dostoros #belikemark #sirdidi4sure #DIDIsDEEDs pic.twitter.com/CJEgidDsWm— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
2:28 p.m. It’s raining in New York, so Didi handed out free umbrellas!
At @NYSE handing out 's. #belikemark #sirdidi4sure #DIDIsDEEDs pic.twitter.com/BC7iv1jrHg— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
3:28 p.m. Gregorius went on a tour bus and asked people to vote for him.
I interrupt your tour to bring you this special message. #belikemark #sirdidi4sure #DIDIsDEEDs pic.twitter.com/lwmXJlsAeq— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 6, 2017
Not sure if this classifies as a “good deed,” per se — but we’ll allow it.
This is honestly one of the best things we’ve seen an athlete do to get All-Star votes. We’ll be following Gregorius’ amazing journey of kindness through New York City all day.