Joey Gallo

Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo, right, is congratulated by third-base coach Tony Beasley following his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Arlington, Texas.

Thursday’s attack in Dallas, in which five police officers were killed and seven others were injured, hit too close to home for many residents across the state of Texas.

For Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo, the news from Dallas was especially harrowing.

Anthony Oppermann is a former sports talk and studio host and is currently a sports copy editor for The Daily News. He can be reached at

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