KENILWORTH, NJ – John Mauro, aka ‘Yankee Dad’ who became an internet sensation overnight is still making appearances. Mauro is known for his short video his daughter Dani Mauro posted to Instagram of him trying to watch the Yankees and his daughters interrupting him that received over 2 million views in just a couple of days. From the responses and likes she received, Barstool Sports, a popular sports and pop culture blog covering the latest news and viral highlights everyday with blogs, videos and podcasts, contacted her. Barstool Sports titled the video “Don’t mess with dad while he’s watching the Yankees” and once the video was posted it went viral across the country.
The popular radio morning show on 94.7 hosted by Kelly Ford, recognizes Mauro’s “charm and ridiculously goofy personality” as Dani describes her father, and so far he has been interviewed a total five times. He was on the radio for a first responders interview and then last Friday, December 13, he was heard speaking about Yankee Gerrit Cole.
Mauro’s hilarious antics can be seen on his Instagram account that Dani set up at @johnmfmauro and she updates it about two to three times a week. “I run the account because I’m a bit more tech savvy than my dad but the persona is 100% him. He is easily one of the most loud and ridiculous people you will ever meet but in the best way possible. Because he is so loud all of the captions are in all capital letters so you are getting the full JMF experience.” At the moment across all social media platforms John has over 3.5 million views.
Mauro is elated that he makes people laugh across the country but what he really loves is his downtime with his wife Donna. “She is my rock. I have been married for 28 years and she has been dealing with me for 34. She’s everything to me.”