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Friday, March 29, 2019

Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to make the Royals’ opening day roster.

Then manager Ned Yost told the Zimmer and infielder Frank Schwindel they were going to Omaha, where the Royals’ Triple-A farm team plays.

“You could see their heads down,” Yost recalled. “But I said afterwards, Omaha is going to get on a plane and go back to Arizona. We’re going to get on a plane and go to Kansas City. And you’re going to be on that plane.”

The fifth overall pick in the 2012, Zimmer was with the Royals for Thursday’s opener against the Chicago White Sox.


QLE Posted: March 29, 2019 at 08:52 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Brian Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:10 AM (#5826575)
What a dick.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:39 AM (#5826591)
Doesn’t something have to have at least a minimal level of cleverness or creativity to be called a ‘prank?’
   3. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:50 AM (#5826598)
Man you should have seen your face! When I told you the bad news! HAHAHAHA!!
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5826605)
Yost also told Schwindel that team doctors had found a tumor. It was hilarious.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: March 29, 2019 at 10:01 AM (#5826606)
But I said afterwards, Omaha is going to get on a plane and go back to Arizona.
** blank stare **
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2019 at 10:33 AM (#5826621)
"We've found our new Fall Out Boy! what I would be saying if you were six inches taller, NEXT!"
   7. John Reynard Posted: March 29, 2019 at 06:53 PM (#5826825)
Yost should stick to the stuff he knows. He apparently is bad at pranks. What he does know I'm not sure. His dad knew how to draw a walk with the best of them though.....perhaps better since all he really did was walk.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5826860)
the Mets manager did something similar earlier this week with rookie 1B phenom Pete Alonso and several other rookies. then he said, "just kidding - you're all big leaguers now."

so fun
   9. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5826866)
I wonder if the delivery made this funnier than it seems because as it’s told here it’s not really that well done.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 29, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5826868)
The thing is, these stories probably get around, and then other players who really are getting sent down have a double letdown when they realize that there’s no ‘ha ha’ to follow. Seems kinda mean.
   11. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 29, 2019 at 11:19 PM (#5826930)
Drax: "HA HA HA HA. It's called a practical joke."

Mantis: "I liked it very much."

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