Brandon McCarthy likes soccer, current events and his model wife, Amanda. The new Yankees pitcher is also an avid Twitter user. When he was traded to the Yankees on July 6, he had already tweeted over 14,000 times and had more than 131,000 followers. Below is a sampling of some of @BMcCarthy32's best tweets from 2014. (Amanda, @Mrs_McCarthy32, interacts with him frequently and is also a good follow.)
McCarthy had a fairly original reaction to the news he was being traded to the Yankees.
Belgian Waffles were the enemy for a day during World Cup play. McCarthy hoped rooting interests wouldn't affect any more of his breakfast choices.
Luis Suarez has a biting problem. McCarthy thinks he has a solution.
50 Cent proved he can't throw a baseball. Brandon McCarthy thinks he may know why.
Remember, Yankees fans, don't say "Hi".
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did a Twitter Q&A. McCarthy used the opportunity to remind Goodell about the infamous Super Bowl blackout.
Baseball player Brandon McCarthy likes baseball. In fact, he prefers it to basketball.
McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive while pitching. Not only did he recover, but he can joke about the experience.
Now that he'll be living in New York, McCarthy will have all the taxi rides he desires.
McCarthy's account provides a window into the life -- and stomach -- of the modern athlete.
Brandon McCarthy: Pitches, provides movie reviews.
McCarthy's Twitter feed would fit right in with the old Saturday Night Live "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy" skit.
McCarthy can throw a baseball. He can not swat flies, apparently.
The NFL Combine gave McCarthy a chance to mock conventional wisdom.
McCarthy commented on Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's rant following the NFC Championship Game.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick likes to wear his hat backwards. Some folks on the web didn't like that. McCarthy played to the crowd.
Peyton Manning and his "Omaha" shouts were a popular topic of mockery on Twitter.
Just because McCarthy plays baseball doesn't mean he won't comment on football -- American and European versions.
McCarthy pokes fun at celebrities and media members alike.
McCarthy played on the friendship between Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jon-Il for this tweet.
McCarthy weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding some writers' Hall of Fame votes.