Deaf ballplayer prank goes viral (Video)
As if it wasn’t bad enough being dealt to the minor leagues, an outfielder for the San Diego Padres was sent to a Triple-A squad that has a penchant for pranks.
And this wasn’t just any prank. It went on for more than a month.
Players on the El Paso Chihuahuas convinced nine-year major league veteran Jeff Francoeur that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf.
Everybody was in on the joke, including Reyes’ wife.
The entirety of the prank was documented by Chihuahuas’ utilityman Cody Decker, who released a short film titled “On Jeff Ears” on Youtube over the weekend.
In it, he uncovers who all was behind the prank, many of their roles, and, of course, Jeff Francoeur’s reaction when he finally learned he got pranked by new his teammates.