Didi Gregorius: Curtain call on the road is absolutely legendary

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Didi Gregorius (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Didi Gregorius (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

After hitting a game-winning home run in the 10th inning of Friday night’s game, Didi Gregorius got a curtain call … on the road.

Didi Gregorius is off to an unbelievably hot start. There have been debates over whether or not Gregorius is a top-five shortstop in the league. The debate’s over; Didi is a top-five player in baseball right now.

I realize that we haven’t reached May 1 yet, but Gregorius is leading not just the American League, but all of baseball in all three Triple Crown categories. Sir Didi is hitting .368 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI. He also has eight doubles and a triple which results in a .828 slugging percentage. Unlike most power hitters, Gregorius does not strike out often. In fact, he has more walks this year (17) than strikeouts (11). To top it all off, the Yankees shortstop plays great defense, is a plus baserunner, and is a leader in the clubhouse.

As great as Didi has been this year, he reached legendary status in Los Angeles on Friday night. Gregorius’s 10th home run was no ordinary dinger. It was the go-ahead and eventually game-winning home run in the top of the 10th inning. Gregorius then got a curtain call … on the road.

Curtain calls are commonplace after big home runs but typically in your home stadium in front of your home crowd. The crowd at Angel Stadium on Friday night was admittedly filled with Yankees fans, but to have them cheering loud enough after the home team had blown a lead in the ninth and lost the lead in extra innings to warrant a visiting player to come out and give a curtain call is absolutely legendary.

The legend of Didi Gregorius is constantly growing with Didi Dingers seemingly becoming a daily occurrence. He’s replaced Derek Jeter with ease and could be on his way to breaking more of the captain’s records. Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Manny Machado, and Andrelton Simmons are phenomenal young shortstops, but Gregorius is in a league of his own right now.

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A legendary curtain call on the road is just another impressive accomplishment to add to Didi Gregorius’s resume.