Paul DeJong's old anti-Yankees tweet makes him the perfect fit on the Blue Jays

New York Yankees v St. Louis Cardinals - Game Two
New York Yankees v St. Louis Cardinals - Game Two / Jeff Le/GettyImages

The Toronto Blue Jays' lone trade deadline acquisition on Tuesday, Paul DeJong, brings with him more than just the ability to fill in for Bo Bichette at shortstop. He also brings with him a feeling that's commonly shared among Blue Jays fans.

After the trade with the St. Louis Cardinals was announced, an old tweet of DeJong's surfaced, one which will help the newest Blue Jay fit right in, in his new city and clubhouse. In the 2011 tweet, DeJong proclaimed his hatred for the New York Yankees, a good six years before he became a big leaguer.

His new team immediately got on board, making it known that they share mutual feelings of animosity towards the bitter division rival.

While you'd be hard-pressed to get him to utter those words now, at least in front of a camera, those sentiments will make DeJong an immediate fan favorite in Toronto as he joins the fray in the AL East.

Despite the Yankees' having what could be considered a down year, at 56-52 and 3.5 games behind Toronto for the third Wild Card, Jays fans have had to endure years of Yankee success, including five World Series titles, since the Jays' back-to-back World Series wins in the early 90s.

The 30-year-old shortstop has played five career games against the Bronx Bombers, all coming over the past two seasons, and has been productive. In 16 at-bats, he has collected four hits, including a home run, a double, seven RBI and four runs scored.

For their part, the Jays haven't fared too well against the Yankees (3-4) or the entire AL East for that matter (8-22) this season. With six contests left versus New York at the end of September, DeJong will have a chance to show his new fanbase just how he feels about his new division rival and help the Jays secure the playoff tiebreaker.