Over the weekend, C.J. Wilson decided it was a good idea to play a prank on former teammate Mike Napoli. The prank was a cruel one. Wilson took to his Twitter account and pretended he was tweeting out his phone number and asking people to give him a call, but the number was really Napoli’s. As expected, Napoli’s phone was flooded with calls and voice mails, and was likely forced to change his number.
Since the two are former battery mates, most of us assumed Napoli would laugh it off and vow to get Wilson back. That does not seem to be the case, as Napoli sounds pretty furious about the whole thing.
“I don’t even know why he did it,” Napoli said according to the Star Telegram. “You don’t do that. I am not taking it as a prank. You know, I haven’t even talked to him since the end of last season. We don’t have that type of relationship.”
After pulling the prank, Wilson later tweeted that he was “even with Mike for saying he can’t wait to hit homers off me.” Napoli insists he doesn’t even remember saying that, and that if Wilson was upset with him over something he should have called him to handle it.
“I don’t even remember saying I want to take him deep,” he said. “But as every power hitter, you’re always trying to take pitchers deep. So I’ll say it now, I’m going to try and take him deep. If I have a problem with somebody, I’m going to call them. I just think it was uncalled for.”
If these two were really close friends and Napoli was angry with Wilson, he probably wouldn’t be talking to reporters about it. While some will argue that Mike should have more of a sense of humor about it, changing your phone number is a huge pain. Napoli now has to tell all of his friends and family what his new number is just because Wilson felt like having a little Twitter fun. Or, he could do the cool thing and create a “New phone, send me ur numbaz” Facebook group.
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