Team Venezuela has enjoyed success so far in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. They managed to win a very tough Pool D that also featured teams such as Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Their next match up will be Saturday night as they take on Team USA in a quarterfinal showdown. In between games, the team has been having a lot of fun together and have been hilariously pranking Eduardo Escobar over his fear of cats.
Team Venezuela has been having fun during the World Baseball Classic by pranking Eduardo Escobar over his fear of cats.
Team Venezuela has been putting Eduardo Escobar through hell over his fear of cats. pic.twitter.com/iNdoW5K3Lm
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) March 18, 2023
Escobar, a 34 year old switch hitter who has played for the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Mets over his 12 year career, has been a victim of several pranks from his Venezuelan teammates.
The video above outlines a few pranks that includes cat noises startling Eduardo Escobar and even bringing in a live cat to the kitchen and batting cages. Every time Escobar’s response is the same. Pure panic.
According to Scott Chiusano, Escobar’s fear of cats may have started in early childhood following an incident. In the past, dating back to 2019, teammates had tried to help him overcome his fear by showing him pictures of cats on their phone, but even that would send him scampering away.
Right now this is a good example of something that is funny so long as it is not happening to you. It’s also not the first time Escobar has been pranked over this fear.
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