The sport of baseball has always been tightly coupled with pranks and practical jokes. Perhaps it is spending 162 games together living in close quarters for nearly half a year or maybe it is just the fact that the flow of the game allows for the shenanigans of the clown.

Regardless of why it happens, baseball lends itself very well to the offbeat characters and tomfoolery of jokesters. Rookies are always subjected to pranks. The veterans describe it as earning your way to the big leagues.

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