Chicago Cubs: Greg Maddux pranks Kris Bryant’s batting practice
Last year, Red Bull and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant pulled a prank on Mesa Community College as a “transfer”. This year the tables were turned as it was Bryant that got pranked by Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.
If you recall, Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant pulled a prank with the help of Red Bull on the Mesa Community College baseball team last year. Red Bull was at it again this year, but this time they put the Cubs’ star square in their sights. And to prank him, they used none other than former Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux.
Bryant expected to be doing a commercial for Red Bull while he took some batting practice. Little did he know, Maddux was in disguise–and a better one than Bryant’s last year–as the sound guy. After a little fun while behind the net as Bryant was taking some swings, it was then that the real fun began.
As the batting practice pitcher had to take a call, they took a short break. It was then that he informed the group he was going to have to run study hall and would be gone for two hours. The “sound guy” Maddux volunteered, but Bryant didn’t seem to keen on him throwing BP. After a little bit of persuading, Bryant decided to let him throw a few.
Sound guy can pitch
It didn’t take long before Bryant realized the sound guy had a pretty good arm.
"“This guy might actually be better than the other guy.” Bryant told the crew."
Even after a few good curveballs and a couple of warning track fly balls, Maddux asked if he could possibly “get that bat” when they were done. Bryant agreed, and on the last pitch finally took the sound guy deep.
Bryant still had no idea, until Maddux the sound guy asked him to make the autograph out to “Greg Maddux”. And with that, the prank was complete. Maddux shed his fake hair and beard and Bryant was none the wiser.
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Kudos to Red Bull for pulling this one off on KB. And also to Maddux who was more entertaining than I expected. Maybe in 20 years, we’ll be able to look back at this. You know, one Hall of Famer pranking another Hall of Famer.