With a dumpy body and shaggy facial hair, Greg Maddux had a little fun with Chicago Cubs power-hitting superstar Kris Bryant.
The reigning NL MVP and World Series champion was at the University of Southern Nevada taking a little offseason batting practice. He got more than he bargained for. Instead of having one of the coaches lob watermelons at 70 mph, he had a member of the 300 wins club painting the corners and making him look foolish in front of the cameras.
Bryant, who at one point unknowingly commented “the sound guy has a good curve ball,” was completely in the dark throughout.
Maddux disguised himself as a sound guy for the Red Bull ad Bryant thought he was there to film. When the coach who was supposed to throw Bryan B.P. was suddenly called away, Maddux stepped in.
Maddux was a notorious prankster throughout his playing career. Stern and sobering with his command and demeanor on the mound, many teammates have expressed their surprise at his constant pranking during their time together. He once intentionally bumped the back of teammate John Smoltz car with his own everyday until it the bumper eventually fell off.
Maddux was enshrined in Cooperstown on 2014. He won 18 Gold Gloves and four consecutive Cy Young awards in his nearly two-plus decades of dominance in Major League Baseball.