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

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 03:52 PM

By Angela Deines

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.

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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.

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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.

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