Social media has become a huge part of the sports world. It gives organizations a voice of their own, while also allowing fans a chance to reach out to their favorite team.
In addition to the always active Cubs Twitter account, this year’s young team has been having fun with social media all year long.
One thing that has developed throughout the year is the hashtag #WeAreGood. The team, players, and fans have used the hashtag regularly throughout the year
Rizzo hits his 30th HR in the Cubs Win dropping the magic number to single digits 9!!!!! #WeAreGood— Cubs Magic Number (@ChiCubsMagicNum) September 17, 2015
While it’s often tough to find the original source of a social media push like this is difficult, the answer came out Monday during the Cubs social media night. Relief pitcher Jason Motte explained the origin on Comcast SportsNet’s Sports Talk Chicago.
According to Motte, it was catcher Miguel Montero who first used #WeAreGood all the way back in April.
It doesn’t get much more straightforward than that. According to Motte, for as blunt as the statement is, it was an important mindset for the team to take.
“It’s kind of fun because you know, we are good, we are a good ball club,” Motte said. “the fans are starting to believe it, the players in that clubhouse believe it.”
CSN’s SportsNet Central asked Montero and his teammates about their use of the hashtag:
Montero: “I don’t even know how I came up with it to be honest, I don’t really tweet that much. I think we lost a couple games and I just wanted to express my emotions and I came up with ‘we are good’ and people like it I guess.”
Kyle Schwarber: “It’s a part of us now, it’s a part of the team, a part of us players.”
Addison Russell: “It basically mean’s we’re confident, we may be young but we’re confident.”