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Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Jeff [Francoeur] Ears

Frenchy’s minor league teammates convinced him that one of the pitchers on his team was deaf. For a month.

NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: April 13, 2014 at 08:43 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 13, 2014 at 10:39 AM (#4685354)
we all knew it.
   2. Rickey! something like a pipe-bomb ready to blow Posted: April 13, 2014 at 11:12 AM (#4685358)
Blaine Boyer!
   3. JE (Jason) Posted: April 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM (#4685378)
Wait, aren't the veterans supposed to prank the newbies, not the other way around?
   4. Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name Posted: April 13, 2014 at 01:07 PM (#4685393)
Travis Buck is still in baseball! Travis Buck can still walk! This is all very surprising.

Also, this is amazing.
   5. JimMusComp only hires men and lesbians Posted: April 13, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4685398)
I thought this was the greatest thing ever. The scene at the end when they are showing the movie to Frenchy he STILL doesn't believe it.

Too good.
   6. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: April 13, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4685399)
Take a look at that roster. Many are career minor leaguers. The person I was most surprised to see on the roster was Jason Lane - as a pitcher!

And yes, this is fantastic.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4685447)
If knowing someone can hear was so important, why don't they put it on the scoreboard?
   8. asinwreck Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:22 AM (#4685776)
Did the team reveal the truth by taking Francouer to The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy?
   9. zonk Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4685801)
I think Jason Lane is trying to reinvent himself as a knuckleballer, no?

   10. Der-K is really digging the new Dam-Funk album. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:35 AM (#4685805)
Conventional repertoire. High 80s FB, change (best pitch), and curve.
   11. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:51 AM (#4685812)
To which Frenchy replied: "Awww, you guys are just the greatest!!"
   12. AROM Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM (#4685834)
I'd like to see Francoeur reinvent himself as a pitcher. It's pretty clear he can't hit, but the guy has always had an incredible arm.
   13. bfan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4686068)
It is amazing to see how many cup of coffee, ex-MLB players there are on that team. I know no one is forcing them to play, but AAA has to be a sad, bittersweet level; guys who are 1 or 2 injuries away from being back in the show, but in daily danger of getting passed by the up and comers on the AA team.
   14. jayjay Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4686195)
Based on his hitting performance in recent years, Jeff Francoeur is their new blind teammate.
   15. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 15, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4686515)
Based on his hitting performance in recent years, Jeff Francoeur is their new blind teammate.

Frenchy's teams went 11-1 in games he was intentionally walked. Proof there are people dumber than Jeff.

But I'll bet it's hard to find a team-mate as sweetly good natured.
   16. Greg K Posted: April 15, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4686556)
But I'll bet it's hard to find a team-mate as sweetly good natured.

The Jays just called up Munenori Kawasaki.

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