Monday, February 18, 2008

Phillies Pull Off The Greatest Prank Ever

It was even better than allowing Joe Carter to hit that World Series-ending home run in 1993. As my friend and co-worker "The Godfather" would say, this prank is "quality." Read on.

There are still eight months left in the 2008 season, but the rest of the 29 teams are going to need the time if they're going to top the prank the Phillies played on young Kyle Kendrick over the weekend.

If you haven't seen it yet, the setup went like this: Manager Charlie Manuel called the 23-year-old pitcher into his office and told him he had been traded to the Yomiuri Giants for a player named "Kobayashi Iwamura." The ruse, expertly orchestrated by Brett Myers (who else?), worked so well that Kendrick was shocked into silence for most of the trick. Couldn't even stop to realize that MLB and Japanese teams never swap players. (H/T - Yahoo! Sports)

Here's the video. It's a little over four minutes long, but definitely worth your time.

Friggin' brilliant.

(RT has more on this story HERE.)

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