April Fool’s day has officially come and gone, and as far as we know everyone survived without any serious lasting damage. Adam Wainwright just barely escaped the day with his own truck, however. After the second inning of the Cardinals spring training game against the Nationals, St. Louis’ public address announcer announced over the stadium speakers that a lucky fan had just won a 2009 Chevy Silverado. It just so happens that Wainwright also drives a 2009 Silverado, so you can see where this is heading.
The truck, which was driven by Lance Berkman, rolled out onto the field and the winning fan — David Freese’s cousin — ran onto the field with his son and joyfully hopped in the back. Berkman then drove away.
“Hilarious,” Wainwright said when he was finally sure it was just a joke. “Those are the kinds of things that keep baseball pretty fun — besides the fact that baseball is already pretty fun.”
Several teammates including Skip Schumaker helped Berkman execute the prank. Imagine how much funnier a prank like that would be on a day other than April Fool’s when your teammate doesn’t expect it.
H/T Hardball Talk
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