Joey is mentioned prominently in this Deadspin correspondent piece about Independent League baseball. In September, Gathright got seven games and one at-bat with the Red Sox, and that's enough to make him a star in Bridgeport. The Connecticut Post, the only outlet to dedicate someone to the Bluefish beat, centered its season preview on Gathright. "You think about it because you want to be there, ultimately," he said of the majors. "[But] I'm here. I'm going to do what I can to help this team win.""