Cards pull prank on pitcher Wainwright
JUPITER, Fla. (AP)
A lucky fan was about to win a truck, and Adam Wainwright thought it was pretty cool.
Until the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher realized it was his white pickup.
''As long as that's a joke, that is well done,'' Wainwright said. ''I don't know if that's a joke, yet.''
Turned out, it sure was.
Following the second inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 spring training loss to the Washington Nationals, public address announcer John Frost read a fake script proclaiming that a fan won a car. Berkman drove it onto the field, and Wainwright quickly realized it was a prank aimed at him.