Nick Castellanos’ family had the cutest reactions to his Phillies signing
His mother Michelle, who strongly hinted at a Phillies signing last week, shared this video with the iconic Phillies hashtag when the news broke.
His brother Ryan, also a former Detroit Tigers draft pick, tweeted out some classic Philadelphia-style emojis for the Liberty Bell and the city’s iconic cheesesteaks.
Both tweets were also retweeted by the newest Phillies slugger’s wife, Jess, and all family members liked and shared several tweets about the news, and countless congratulations from fans.
Castellanos’ deal isn’t close to Bryce Harper’s historic contract in terms of years or dollars, but it’s hard to remember a signing that evoked such fanfare. In a way, there has never been one for the Phillies, as Castellanos is the first player whom the front office deemed worthy of exceeding the luxury tax to sign. Harper’s deal broke records, but Castellanos’ deal broke the CBT ceiling.
After a frustrating decade of mediocre on-field product and postseason drought, enthusiasm is returning to Philadelphia as And it’s encouraging to see it so publicly from a new player’s family, as well as the fans.