Team Japan Prank on Cubs Goes Too Far?


The Cubs’ split-squad is taking on team Japan today in what was supposed to be a friendly match.

Not too sure if Team Japan got that memo or not, as one of their team members came out to the mound during warm up wearing a jersey with number 104 on the back as reported and tweeted by Gordon Wittenmyer.

This is a reference to how many years the Cubs have gone without winning the World Series.

Funny as it may be, it’s a pretty tasteless thing to do. As teams who never play each other and have very little familiarity, it just doesn’t show any respect to the opponents.

There’s a time and a place for jokes, but this just goes too far.

What do you think? Harmless prank or gutless jab at the Cubs? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • Michael Praser

    He was just letting us Cubs fans know that he thinks this is the year.

  • http://twitter.com/davidmbeyer davidmbeyer

    Damn….that’s cold. It’s also hilarious. Give the Japanese team a pass. It’s a good one.

  • Joe Han

    It would be interesting to see if it was a friendly dig at fellow Japanese players Kyuji Fujikawa and Hisanori Takahashi, who are on the Cubs.

  • Goat_Rider

    As a Cubs fan, I cannot get away from the jabbing. So why should the players be spared? Looks like good fun and an impressive piece of trash talk. Furthermore, the Cubs continue to have a nice relationship with Japanese players as we seem to be involved in most and sign alot of them.

  • kerks28

    I’m a big cubs fan and I laughed. It was completely harmless, stop being a wuss