It's baseball spring training time again, and I've had enough of all the talk about steroids and congressional hearings and all that stuff. I heard about the video above last night. And, it's a practical joke that had one young recruit going until the last minute.
The way the video above goes, the young pitcher is brought into the managers office and is told that he is being "traded" to Japan for a player named "Kobayashi Iwamura." You can see that this guy is totally dejected - not only because he was traded, but because he's going to have to go to an entirely different country.
His next move is to let his teammates know what the news is. Of course, his team is in on the joke. Not only his teammates, but his manager, his agent, and the press who are interviewing him at the end of this video. Finally, to save him, one of his teammates say, "You've been Punk'd." I really felt bad for the kid, but in the end, it's all laughs.