This Hall of Famer showed no mercy in roast of Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo
Any time a Baseball Hall of Fame member gives you advice, you listen. For Joey Gallo, it wasn’t the advice that got him, but the pure savagery of Greg Maddux’s tweet.
Joey Gallo has solidified himself as the face of the Texas Rangers‘ franchise, and with that comes a wave of criticism.
We all know that if you look up the “three true outcomes” in the dictionary, his face would be sufficient enough of a definition.
Fans also know that with Gallo’s light-tower power comes some swing and miss, and former Braves great and Hall of Famer Greg Maddux took full advantage of it.
For the Texas Rangers’ outfielder, it wasn’t about his actual swing, but about a shared memory between the two.
Here is the full story, told by the Rangers’ Gold Glover himself.
Texas Rangers’ OF Joey Gallo got absolutely roasted by Greg Maddux on Twitter.
In an interview with MLB Network for “30 Clubs in 30 Days,” Gallo was asked about his prior interactions with the Maddux family.
Anchor Greg Amsinger began the barrage of questions with your typical baseball-related questions, but quickly transitioned into a walk down memory lane.
For Joey Gallo, the most intimidating figure he’s faced was not Clayton Kershaw or Max Scherzer or Gerrit Cole, but the father of his high school prom date.
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Yes, you guessed it, Joey Gallo was taking Greg “Mad-Dog” Maddux’s daughter to the big high school dance.
Can you imagine the stories that were tossed around in that interaction?
A future All-Star talking shop with a baseball Hall of Famer. I would have loved to been a fly on their wall that day.
All that to say, Gallo had just pitched a no-hitter earlier that day and followed up the no-no by taking Greg’s daughter, Paige, to prom.
Gallo, as you can imagine, was quite intimidated, but made the most of the situation.
Maddux, on the other hand, looked back fondly and tweeted a reminder of who really lost that day.
As far as I know, Gallo is still single, and the former Braves legend let him know it.
Check this out.
OOF. I mean to tell you, there was no holding back from Maddux on this one.
A perfectly designed and executed joke with a punchline that would make non-baseball fans laugh.
Even former Ranger Michael Kirkman had to chime in on the situation.
Joey may have swung-and-missed with Paige Maddux back in the day, but at least put up a great 2021 opening day stat line!
Gallo went 2-3 with three walks, two runs driven in and a stolen base in the season opener against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
For the year (so far), he’s batting over .600 including a home run.
Definitely a good sign for Joey Gallo and the Texas Rangers, and hey, I’m sure Joey wouldn’t be opposed if Paige Maddux came calling again after a great Opening Day performance.