Starting pitcher PJ Conlon has gone from the New York Mets, to the Dodgers, and back to the Mets in a matter of days. He used Twitter in the most hilarious way possible to document it all.
You never forget your first love…or the team that drafted you. Both of them hold a special place in a ballplayer’s heart. PJ Conlon only threw 5.2 innings in the big leagues for the New York Mets before getting claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week, but he still spent three years in the organization.
They helped him reach his ultimate dream of becoming a major leaguer. Once the news broke of his departure from the only franchise he’s known as a professional, he did what many athletes do — show his appreciation on Twitter.
A huge thank you to the Mets organization for everything over the past few years, especially the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the Major Leagues. I’m excited for this next chapter with the #Dodgers and can’t wait to get started!
— PJ Conlon (@pjconlon29) June 2, 2018
This kind of post isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but it’s a polite gesture. While we see this kind of thing a lot, players aren’t obligated to do or say anything. And now, it was off to an adventure with a new team, right?
Well, not exactly. He didn’t even pitch in a game for Triple-A Oklahoma City before the Mets claimed him back off waivers. Prior to packing his bags and heading for Las Vegas, he decided to have a little fun by simply editing the original tweet.
— PJ Conlon (@pjconlon29) June 6, 2018
In times like this, it’s necessary to have the ability to laugh at yourself a little bit. Conlon is clearly able to as he continues racking up frequent flyer miles along the way.
Having a familiar arm in the upper minors is good for New York since they don’t have a ton of depth on their pitching staff these days. There has also been plenty of pitchers being called up to the big leagues and sent back down to Triple-A in recent days, so it’s possible we’ll be seeing Conlon in the orange and blue again very soon.
If not, we can bank on the fact that he’ll use Twitter appropriately to let us know his whereabouts.