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World-class baseball prank

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by beefncheddar, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Kyle Kendrick traded ... to Japanese team. With video.

    http://blogs.phillynews.com/inquirer/zozone/2008/02/kendricks_trip_to_japan.html#more
     
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I posted it in the Anything Goes forum under the title..."Most Elaborate Athlete Pranks."

    It was something though.
     
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Poor guy.

    This is funny?

    It does remind me of the Bob Serv story.

    "Not many people know this, but one of us just got traded to Kansas City."
     
  4. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Damn. Should known that would be a d_b.
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That's funny Devil. I heard the same story about Bob Cerv.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Just out of curiosity, what did Kendrick do to deserve this elaborate hoax?

    I mean, it's great, but why him?
     
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    That's what I get for not looking it up first.
     
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I'm just curious, would anyone here participate in helping pull this off?

    The Philly News beat writer was obviously cool with helping out.

    I've asked B.S. questions before, but only to coaches or players I've covered for a long while and knew could take joke. But those college and high school guys. And the questions were usually ice breakers after easy wins by the team I was covering.

    Not sure I could pull it off or want to with a pro athlete.
     
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    He had a great season last year and finished quite well in the NL ROY voting. Plus, he's all sorts of gullible.
     
  10. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    I'm thinking the gullibility was a key factor.
     
  11. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    for the record ... zolecki is inquirer, not daily news

    not sure daily news was there, since they're dark till tuesday -- don't see anything on their site
     
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Goddamn, that was funny.

    Just another reason to root for the phils over the Mets, whose stumbling bumbling idiot of a PR guy never could have pulled off something like that.
     
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