Jeff Francoeur Prank: He Spends Month Thinking Pitcher's Deaf (Video)

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 03:52 PM

By Angela Deines

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An elaborate prank against Jeff Francoeur, the former Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and Kansas City Royals outfielder, had him believing for an entire month that one of his current teammates was deaf.

Francoeur, 30, nicknamed “Frenchy,” signed with the San Diego Padres earlier this year and then was sent down to the team’s Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Pitcher Jorge Reyes, 26, pretended he was deaf after several teammates could be heard yelling “heads up” during a practice while Reyes didn’t flinch. Since then, the team and even Reyes’ wife — who told Francoeur she communicated with her husband via text messages and hand gestures — continued to make Francoeur believe that the pitcher had accomplished as much as he did as a deaf baseball player.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Over the weekend, Chihuahuas infielder Brooks Conrads posted a video titled “On Jeff Ears” of the prank, which has received more than 738,000 views on YouTube.

"He’s the perfect guy to do this trick on because he does not pay attention to anything, ever," Conrads says in the video.

Rocky Gale, a catcher for El Paso, said in the video that he has known Reyes since high school and said he could see how Francoeur could have believed Reyes was deaf.

“The illusion that’s been created has been so spot-on that even I started to think he might be deaf,” he said.

Francoeur, a 2007 Golden Glove winner, has played more than 10 years as a Major League Baseball player.

Story continues below video.



George Brett, legendary Hall of Fame third baseman for the Kansas City Royals, played his own prank on Francoeur while he was a right fielder for the Royals and Brett was the hitting coach.



Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Spain's El Gordo Lottery Splits $3B Between Thousands of Winners

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Spain's El Gordo lottery, the world's biggest lottery, made thousands of people nearly $500,000 richer after the $3 bill . . .

'The Interview' Distributed Eventually, But Lawyer Not Sure How

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:59 PM

"The Interview" will be distributed and Sony Pictures "had no choice" but to delay the movie's release, an attorney for  . . .

Missing Philadelphia Student's Keys Found in Schuylkill River

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:42 PM

The car keys belonging to a missing Philadelphia student were found in the Schuylkill River on Sunday, a family member t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved