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Brandon and Amanda McCarthy react to trade to New York Yankees on Twitter


Brandon McCarthy is the newest member of the New York Yankees rotation after a trade executed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday morning.

McCarthy is known, among other things, for his witty comments on Twitter. He has built up the kind of reputation on social media that lands him on numerous ‘top sports follows on Twitter’ type lists as he interacts with fans on topics ranging from his own career to soccer to current events outside of sports.

Not far behind him on the list of noteworthy follows on Twitter is his wife Amanda. Many people enjoy the comical exchanges between them on Twitter, something that held true after the news of the trade became official on Sunday morning. That starts with the initial reaction from the 6’7″, 200 pound pitcher.

That was followed by another, far more entertaining observation about the move to the Yankees and what it means for McCarthy’s appearance.

It wasn’t all kidding around though.

For his part, Brandon McCarthy earned fame among baseball writers and nerds because of his decision to embrace analytics to turn his career around while with the Oakland Athletics. It was shortly thereafter that he and his wife became a famous baseball couple thanks to their appearance on the cover of ESPN the Magazine and subsequent popularity on Twitter.

Now they will both take their talents to the biggest stage in New York for what the Yankees hope is a run to the playoffs.


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