This was a tremendous prank played by the Minnesota Twins on former Mets great (at licking his hands that is), Mike Pelfrey. He is a well known Wichita State Alumni, as many of us Mets fans remember from his over hyped days here in NY.
The Twins planned this prank around the Wichita State basketball team and their run in the NCAA tournament. Pelfrey, thought he was making an unexpected call to the team for a “pump up” speech and words of encouragement. When in reality, it was his teammates on the other end of the line just feet away in the clubhouse.
These are the things that get every baseball team through a long month of spring training. Well done Twins, well done.