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#pounditTuesday, September 22, 2020

Hilarious Joe Kelly viral Astros Instagram photo is fake

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A hilarious Instagram post purporting to come from Joe Kelly went viral on Wednesday night, but alas, it is fake.

The Instagram post shows Kelly holding three babies that have the heads of Astros stars Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman photoshopped on.

The caption is pretty intense too.

“Hey guys, with the suspension I received from the @mlb for my actions on Tuesday, I’d like to apologize… TO ABSOLUTELY NOBODY! THE ASTROS ARE HIDING IN THEIR DUGOUTS BECAUSE I’M SUSPENDED. Just wait till I get out.”

What had so many people thrown off is that the account that posted the photo is @joe.kelly17, which looks like it could belong to the Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher. In actuality, it’s a fan-run account and does not represent Kelly.

The photo was taken from one Kelly’s wife posted on Instagram in June.

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“Mom, I don’t want Corona to go away. I don’t want Dad to go back to baseball.”-Knox (mind you, after he broke my heart with this line, it ended with me having to explain that baseball is what Dad loves & is how we are able to buy him more Star Wars Legos…he replies, “Yeah, Dad needs to go play baseball now.” ) . . The fact that I get to raise children with this guy makes life so special. Navigating this whole parent thing with you has been nothing short of a blast. Seeing the relationship and bond that you have with your best friend, Knox, makes me all the more excited to watch the relationships you build with Crue & Blake over the years. You put your all into your role as Dad. God definitely knew that you were meant to be a father & I thank him daily for Zaddy Joseph #DILFSofFathersDay

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So to recap: fake photo, fake account, but hilarious nonetheless. And fellow MLB players are not happy about Kelly’s 8-game suspension.

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