The past few days in MLB didn’t quite have the current level of optimism about the resolution of the labor conflict: at one point, players really thought there wasn’t going to be a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that ensures the 2022 season started on time.
As a matter of fact, there still isn’t, but while there are no assurances a deal will be agreed upon today, there is renewed hopes in both negotiating parties after the sides made some important strides last night.
Back when talks were stalled, New York Yankees’ slugger Joey Gallo made a hilarious joke on Twitter.
He tweeted “I’m new here” with a picture of a LinkedIn profile of himself: experience, personal information, and the funniest thing of all: skills.
— Joey Gallo (@JoeyGallo24) February 28, 2022
As “skills”, Gallo listed “striking out”, “hitting into the shift”, and “getting dressed weird”.
Gallo Highlighted His “Skills”
Gallo is known for his strikeout tendencies (36.9 percent strikeout rate) and being constantly shifted.
The “getting dressed weird” stems from a story written by New York Media criticizing him for the way he dresses before games.
The story (behind a paywall), said that Gallo would lay out his uniform “piece by piece” before games, and upon dressing, if “the fit wasn’t right,” he would undress and dress again, sometimes multiple times until the fit was “right.”
When other states criticize New York media, it’s with stories like that one in mind.
Gallo thought to pull a Bryce Harper and “seek” a job in baseball outside of the United States, since the odds of missing a lot of games was very high until yesterday.
Those odds have not completely disappeared, but they have somewhat decreased after some late advances.
Both the league and players hope there can be a CBA soon and spring training can start without regular season games being compromised.
Let’s hope Gallo doesn’t have to find a new job overseas, because that resume is not particularly helpful.