Monday, February 18, 2008

You Got Punk'd!

Kyle Kendrick looks like he is about to cry in this picture.

No, he did not just find out that he tore his rotator cuff, or that his grandmother has passed away.

He appears distraught because he is looking at trade papers. Because he is being traded. To Japan.

Or so Brett Myers would have him believe, as part of an elaborate prank pulled on the young pitcher.

You should really check out the video of it right here, because it's pretty ridiculous.

When I say elaborate, I mean elaborate. Myers got Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro in on it, plus all his teammates and reporters.

They staged a fake news conference, and had him sign his name on official Phillies letterhead.

Basically, he bought it hook, line, and sinker, until Myers yelled out 'You got punk'd' during the news conference. My favorite part of the video? When it cuts to all the reporters laughing at him.

Here are some quotes about the prank:

"I wanted to cry." - Kyle Kendrick

"I would have loved to see him fly to Japan and get off the plane...I would have paid the fare." - Charlie Manuel

"Nobody's safe. Nobody." - Ryan Howard

That last one makes it seem like this Phillies team is going to have a few more pranks go down this season, something I am all for.

Doesn't it seem like a distant memory when this team was full of a bunch of old, tight veterans? Bobby Abreu, David Bell, and the like? They would not have pulled these pranks. They also would probably not have been able to handle the pressure last year when the season came down to the final day.

But this is a new team. We got Brett Myers pulling pranks, Jimmy Rollins making bold predictions, and Shane Victornio not taking his adderal.

Suffice it to say, I like our chances this year.

Go Phils!
Santana who?

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