Yankees’ Joey Gallo Opens Up About the Dark Side of Sports in an Extraordinary Q&A

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Sports Illustrated

By Jimmy Traina The brutal season takes a toll on him, saying he feels like a ‘piece of crap.’ 1. I’m a person who believes that if you’re an athlete, it’s fair that you have to deal with a certain amount of crap from fans. That’s just part of the gig. People are going to boo you, people are going to tell you that you suck and people are going to criticize your performance. It’s just the nature of the beast. Of course, social media has made all of this much worse because athletes can read everything people are saying about them if they so choose. And even when fan criticism doesn’t cross a lin…

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