There used to be a time before social media ran rapid through our world like some pestiferous virtual plague, basically clearing out everything in its path – but even thinking about that time makes me fall asleep with my eyes open. In the sports world, Instagram can be used as an outlet for players to express themselves in a way that they can’t on the field. Sure, some overshare, but that’s what we’re HOPING for because, again — plague.
That being said, here are some San Francisco players you need to follow right now on Instagram if you already aren’t.
As most know, starting pitcher Cueto is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t stop him from being absolutely entertaining as all heck on Instagram.
Everything about this post is just plain magic. Even while Johnny is recovering, he’s still clearly out there living his best life, which includes raiding the closet of a very urban cowboy.
You can also see how he’s getting along in the recovery process whenever he posts workout videos.
It’s not too often that you see our precious catcher post to the ‘gram, but when he does, it’s usually an extremely heartwarming post that focuses on things that are much bigger than the game itself. Just recently, Buster and his wife Kristen surprised patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and visited with the young children and their families.
Wanna see throwbacks of youth, adorable family shots, and pictures of luscious locks of flowing (and for some reason wet looking) hair? I mean, would you expect anything less of Brandon Crawford? The shortstop often posts behind the Giants scenes photos along videos/pictures of he and his family. He’s still rather new to Instagram, and we’re sure that it took his wife Jalynne some time to convince him to actually make an account, but man are we thankful that she was able to.
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Congrats to every player drafted these next few days! As you start your professional careers, keep in mind that these teams are giving you an opportunity to make your dreams become reality. I don’t care if you’re a 1st or 50th rounder, anything is possible. Do higher picks get a little longer leash? Sure. Do later round picks need to prove themselves an extra year in the minors? Sometimes. But in the end, it’s the guys that constantly work to make themselves better and consistently contribute to their teams, that will make it to the big leagues. Don’t let your opportunity go to waste. Good luck. It’s a grind, but it’s worth it. #MLBdraft
Okay, so he’s not a player, but Duane Kuiper is still a beloved and important component of the Giants franchise. And you can rest assured that he’s just as adorably hilarious on Instagram as he is in the booth with Kruk.
AND HE EVEN POSTS MEMES, HOLY CRAP YES PLEASE.
If you aren’t following Panda on Instagram, can you even really call yourself a Giants fan? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Pablo often posts videos of his plays and hilarious situations that occur in the dugout with his teammates. And, of course, he posts pictures of he and his family.
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Hoy quiero desearte un Feliz cumpleaños que Dios te siga dando mucha vida y salud para que disfrutemos juntos todos los momentos importantes en tu vida, siempre voy a estar para apoyarte y para brindarte lo mejor de mi! Quiero que seas un hombre de bien y triunfes en lo que te propongas. Hoy solo tienes 3 primaveras pero el tiempo a pasado volando y estás creciendo muy rápido. Te deseo lo mejor del mundo hijo y que disfrutes en tu día Te amo mi terremoto #babypanda
Honorable Mention: Hunter Pence
Okay, so he’s not with the Giants anymore, but we still enjoy watching him completely and utterly thrive with the Texas Rangers. As always, Hunter has been a dang joy to watch, especially when he’s at his most comfortable and goofing off. We honestly miss this kooky dude and his obsession with Game of Thrones.