Gallo's crime scene: 'Y'all wrong for this'

May 18th, 2021

ARLINGTON -- There’s a crime scene at Globe Life Field ... but not a real one. Slugger tripped rounding first base and face-planted in the third inning of the Rangers’ 5-2 win over the Yankees on Monday night.

Somebody on the Rangers’ staff turned that spot into a fake crime scene during batting practice ahead of Tuesday night’s rematch, complete with batting gloves, an ankle guard and Gallo’s No. 13.

Gallo’s teammates had a field day with it on social media, with pitcher Taylor Hearn and outfielder Willie Calhoun posting pictures on Instagram with crying laughing emojis.

“Stay hot big fella,” Calhoun’s caption said. Gallo posted a picture of the crime scene himself, saying “Y’all wrong for this.”

Manager Chris Woodward said after Monday night’s game that he wanted to make sure Gallo was OK before he laughed, but because it was the first day the Rangers didn’t have to wear masks in the dugout, he forgot that everybody could see his face.

“I can't have a laugh,” Woodward said. “I tried not to laugh when I was out there. I was just making sure he was OK, because he was kind of shaking his knee, and it was concerning. Once I found out he was OK, I did want to chuckle a little bit. He seems to be fine. That's a big man. When he falls like that, I didn't know what was going on, but he's fine.

“Those are moments you’ve got to enjoy, because they don't happen very often. Joey's lighthearted about it. I think the dugout got a pretty good kick out of it too.”