Pranking teammates is as much a part of baseball as hot dogs and Cracker Jack. Yet this joke takes it to a whole new level.

Former major leaguer and current El Paso Chihuahas outfielder Jeff Francoeur became the victim of a month-long joke in which he thought his teammate, pitcher Jorge Reyes, was deaf.

If this team stays as focused on winning games as it does on pulling pranks, it could be a memorable season.