NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Didi Gregorius was hoping some good karma would land him a place in next week’s All-Star Game — but he ended up falling short.
The Yankees’ shortstop, campaigning for the last spot on the American League roster as part of MLB’s Final Vote, was doing “Didi good deeds” around the city Thursday. He swiped a few people into the subway, gave one man directions and snapped photos of tourists at Rockefeller Center.
Later, he made a burrito bowl for a customer at Dos Toros and handed out umbrellas at the New York Stock Exchange.
Gregorius was posting videos of his kind gestures on Twitter in an effort to remind fans to vote for him. The deadline for voting is 4 p.m. Thursday.
In some of the videos, it didn’t appear that the beneficiaries of Gregorius’ good deeds recognized the baseball star.
“I’m asking you guys to tweet, text and vote for me to take me to my first-ever All-Star Game,” Gregorius says in one video.
After missing most of April with a shoulder injury he suffered in the World Baseball Classic, Gregorius is batting .301 with 10 homers and 38 RBIs this season.
He was competing in the Final Vote against Texas’ Elvis Andrus, Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison and Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas.
Moustakas eventually won the fan vote.
If Gregorius was voted in, he would have been the sixth Yankee selected to Tuesday’s Mid-Summer Classic at Marlins Park in Miami. Outfielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary Sanchez, second baseman Starlin Castro pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances are also in, although Castro might miss the game with a hamstring injury.