I love baseball, and have all my life, and have come to appreciate the goofballs and pranksters that litter baseball history. In fact, that’s the main reason I would like to see the great lefty Bert Blyleven enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Well, now there is a new Major League Baseball Prank King. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers came up with this whopper: he convinced teammate Kyle Kendrick that he had been traded to Japan, getting the manager, general manager, teammates and even the local beat reporters in on the joke. Impressive work.
Here is the letter informing Kendrick of the “trade.”
Hat Tip to Bugs & Cranks for the video and image.