Happy Spring Training! We’ve all heard the spring training prank stories, like Trout’s personal phone number being displayed on the scoreboard, the Mets’ recent shirtless stretching session, and the Pirates’ pitching staff showing up in blond wigs as a tribute to one of their top prospects’ flowing locks. What prank has your team played on each other, or even on your coach? What was their reaction? We can’t wait to hear…GOOD LUCK!
Our March Contest Winner is Max Govert from Merrillville, Indiana! Max is a sophomore at Indiana University South Bend, where he is a pitcher for the baseball team. He roots for the Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Bears …a die-hard Chicago fan! Congratulations, Max!
In my sophomore year of high school, we were meeting in our locker room to get ready to leave for a Saturday tournament. One of my friends in the same grade was known for always cutting time SUPER close whenever he had to be anywhere for baseball, and everyone took notice. So, when it was realized that he was the only person we were still waiting on to show up, we all hid in empty lockers and told our coach to lay into him, acting like he missed the bus. We all sat in the lockers trying to hold in the laughs as he stood there dumbfounded at what was going on. He was about to hop back in his car to go home when my coach came back out and said, “Izzy, we’re messing with you man.” And we all popped out of the lockers and gave him a hug for all of the trauma he just experienced.