Joe Kelly isn’t on social media and that’s a damn shame
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, the man of the year, Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly, revealed he doesn’t have any social media accounts and our jaws just hit the floor. Kelly is one of the most-viral sports memes of the year, he has his own mural, and he’s pretty much every single baseball fan’s hero and he literally has no idea how cool he is.
“My wife and others tell me, ‘Man, you’re going viral,’ he said. “I don’t even have a burner account. No Snapchat. Nothing. I promise. I’m a man of my word. In Boston, I did. People around me now say, ‘Isn’t this crazy?’ and it’s almost like I don’t know what’s going on around the outside world.”
Kelly became a hero overnight when he threw at the Astros and then made the face seen around the world to taunt the team into a bench-clearing brawl. He then became a baseball martyr when the MLB handed down a ridiculous punishment that turned into the “Free Joe Kelly” movement. And just this week Kelly and his family went to his mural and put on that classic face in the ultimate sign of coolness.
All of these and he can’t even see how much social media loves him. That’s tragic.