Kyle Kendrick was the center of a hilarious prank (thanks to Brett Myers) in which he was told he was being traded to the Yomiuri Giants in Japan for Koybayashi (who is actually the hot dog eating champion, heh). Check out the video below.
Kyle Kendrick after being told he’s been traded to Japan
It helped that everyone was in on the joke, including Charlie Manuel, Phillies Manager, Ruben Amaro, Assistant GM, and even some of the press. Amaro spoke to the press and made the announcement that Kendrick was being traded to the Yomiuri Giants for Koybayashi, and said, “Kyle had a helluva year for us last year, we certainly felt like we had to do it to take us to the next level.” It was Kyle’s turn to say a few words and he really didn’t know what to say. He said, “I don’t know, do they have good food in Japan?” Later, Myers said to Kyle, “you know what I say, you just got PUNKED!” Hilarity ensues.
Heh, to be so young and gullible…
See the video below of Kyle Kendrick being told he’s been traded to Japan.