It’s no secret that baseball players (and all professional athletes) are into juvenile pranks. There’s the famous hot-foot gag. And the stuff-his-underwear-with-peanut-butter. And the tell-him-he’s-been-traded-to-japan. And even the convince-one-teammate-that-another-teammate-is-deaf.
Oh and also the pee-on-him-in-the-shower.
Atlanta Braves icon Chipper Jones just released a memoir, and it apparently features an anecdote about Hall of Fame teammate Greg Maddux talking to him in the shower—and, in Chipper’s words, “pissing all over me.”
Just read the new Chipper Jones memoir — it turns out there were some things going on in the Atlanta Braves shower pic.twitter.com/qRGgrqyDra
— Sam Anderson (@shamblanderson) March 28, 2017
It’s hard to know where this ranks among dastardly baseball pranks. On one hand, pee is gross. On the other hand, at least Chipper was already in the shower, in position to rinse the pee off his leg.
Maddux had a reputation as quite a prankster (just last month he fooled Kris Bryant by posing as a fill-in batting practice pitcher), and apparently the shower provided no safe haven.
You have to imagine a lesser teammate might not get away with peeing on Chipper Jones, but when you’re Greg Maddux, owner of four Cy Young awards, you can probably do just about whatever you want.