What fans can learn about Phillies slugger Nick Castellanos from his mom, Michelle
Nick Castellanos‘ family is far more active on social media than he is.
If he has a Twitter account, it’s low-key and unknown, his Instagram is mostly photos of him with his family, and don’t expect him to join TikTok like his former teammate, Joey Votto, any time soon.
Lucky for Philadelphia Phillies fans, Castellanos’ family – wife Jess, brother Ryan, and mom Michelle – is active on Twitter. So much so that his mother Michelle was one of several MLB players’ moms interviewed for a Mother’s Day piece this weekend.
Here are three things we learned about the newest Phillies slugger from his mom:
1. Nick Castellanos is old school
Not only does Castellanos avoid most social media platforms, his mom says he even has the kind of phone that predates them. According to Mama C, her son has a flip phone because “He just feels there’s too much notice out there.”
Let’s be honest, the flip phone era was elite. Those phones only needed to be charged a few times per week, were virtually indestructible, and you could dramatically flip them shut after a bad phone call. iPhones, on the other hand, must be handled with the same level of gentleness you’d apply to caring for an injured baby bird.
My only question is, if he has a flip phone, how did he announce his own signing on Instagram?
2. They saged Ben Simmons’ house after he bought it
When the Castellanos clan moved to Philly, they freaked fans out by purchasing a home from the newly-ousted Ben Simmons, whom the Sixers had traded to Brooklyn months before.
Michelle and Jess eased Phillies fans’ concerns by posting photos of them saging the bad vibes away.
3. Nick Castellanos’ mom announced the birth of his second child
Days before Nick and Jess announced the birth of their son Otto, Michelle spread the joyous news on Twitter and gave us a look at Castellanos’ older son Liam meeting his baby brother for the first time.