All we can do is laugh at this point, whether we’re New York Yankees left fielder Joey Gallo or one of millions of Yankee fans who haven’t been this disappointed since … well, watching the Wild Card Game.
Sorry, Joey. It’s all love, and I know he’d give an approving head nod to a comment like that considering how self-deprecating he was in his hilarious contribution to the Twitterverse on Monday evening as the lockout raged.
We’re now at the point of this interminable (and artificially-stretched) offseason where players are beginning to lose the minimal amount of hope and faith they had in America’s Pastime and have instead decided to seek other lines of work.
Philadelphia Phillies superstar and NL MVP Bryce Harper got the line moving on Monday afternoon when he pitched his services to Japan’s Yomiuri Giants, a move we’re sure Gallo would also entertain, though he appears to be open to any and all opportunities commensurate with his unique brand of special skills.
As the MLB Lockout rages, it seems Gallo has built himself a comprehensive LinkedIn page as he searches for a new gig — at least, for the first month of the season.
Do yourself a favor and peep those “skills”.
Yankees’ Joey Gallo builds LinkedIn page to battle MLB Lockout
He really hit every note there, didn’t he? We love a self-deprecating king.
Gallo, of course, is known for taking big swings, so we shouldn’t be shocked he took another one here.
The outfielder’s “Skills” section is a three-part shot at his critics, embracing everything he’s heard rain down upon him in recent weeks. “Hitting into the shift” was last week’s sticking point, as Gallo raged in an article in The Athletic about all the doubles he’s lost in recent years with six outfielders roaming the grounds. He took a bunch of frustrating abuse in the aftermath of that column, as no one seemed to be able to conceive of why the shift might cause his strikeout numbers to rise and his strategy to be tossed out the window.
The other bullet point references the most bizarre leak of the offseason thus far, when the New York media asserted Gallo might not be a fit for this city because of how meticulous he was while laying out his uniform. Chill stuff.
Gallo might be taking this in stride and opening himself up to new horizons, but his Yankees teammate Jameson Taillon has taken the more serious angle on Monday.
Of course, Taillon’s pitched himself as a potential barista in recent days, too, so maybe he and Gallo will be working together after all.
Hey, Joey? Let’s connect.