Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Jeff Ears: Elaborate Prank on Jeff Francoeur is Documented and it's Awesome


Oh, this is epic. And no, the prank isn't the former wunderkind Jeff Francoeur is still playing baseball.

Here's the set-up. Francoeur, a former MLB Rookie-of-the-Year is playing AAA Baseball for the San Diego Padres team in El Paso, Texas. And he's apparently on a veteran laden team with several of his ex-Atlanta Braves teammates including Blaine Boyer and Brooks Conrad.

Francouer, for all his struggles to hit off-speed pitches, is one of the great nice guys in professional sports. Always has been.

And his El Paso teammates, well, they had some fun.

At his expense.

The ruse: They convinced Francoeur that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. It was all built around an incident when Francoeur first arrived, where Reyes didn't move when a fly ball landed near him.

Before they knew it, the entire team was in on it. an added bonus, they had a documentary style film shoot to document the gag. And it's priceless...

Check out this production by Antihero Baseball/Daylight Films:

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