jeff francoeur

Jeff Francoeur is an “Idiot”

Clubhouse pranks are as much of a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jack and as far as this one goes…it’s a winner.

Late in Spring Training, veteran Jeff Francoeur was released by the Cleveland Indians and, just days later, signed by the San Diego Padres and assigned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.  Up until recently, the outfielder’s teammates had him convinced that reliever Jorge Reyes was deaf.

Thankfully, the team’s first baseman Cody Decker was there to document the whole thing.

But, the joke might be on the rest of the Chihuahuas.  You see, Francoeur won a Gold Glove in 2007, appeared in the 2010 World Series and has collected a cool $25 million during his nine years in the bigs.

Who’s laughing now?

(h/t @Decker6)

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn is that guy who instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown and fondly remembers the time he saw Rickey Henderson walking into a hotel with a woman on each arm following a Yankees game. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.