Derek Jeter got pranked on his first day on the job at FOX, and everyone is laughing about it.
The famed New York Yankees shortstop got his start at the MLB on FOX desk on Saturday in MLB’s London Series broadcast. The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals partook in the first of two games across the pond. But after the game was over, attention was sent straight to the desk.
Jeter received a ‘Happy Birthday’ message from former Core Four teammates Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. Then, longtime rival David Ortiz of the hated rival Boston Red Sox revealed he had a special gift for him, too.
What we got wasn’t just a gift but an all-time prank as well. Ortiz gifted Jeter a box, which the former Yankee opened. He pulled out a jersey with the No. 2 and ‘JETER’ stitched onto the back. But there was just one problem: It wasn’t the pinstripes or the classic grey.
No, it was a Red Sox jersey.
“David Ortiz just pranked Derek Jeter on his first day at FOX… …by gifting him a Red Sox Jeter jersey,” Awful Announcing tweeted.
David Ortiz just pranked Derek Jeter on his first day at FOX…
…by gifting him a Red Sox Jeter jersey 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TMB8zDX5Y4
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 24, 2023
Jeter jokingly voiced his “displeasure” sitting next to Big Papi earlier in the show, but who would have thought it would get worse!? He chucked the jersey almost right away!
The MLB world spent time laughing at the epic prank.
The Captain looks good in red…. 🤣⚾️🧦 https://t.co/Xmsb48EoBd
— Josh Berka (@joshberka) June 24, 2023
Burn it with fire 😂 https://t.co/iU70hTj8Do
— Dre Horizon (@drehorizon) June 24, 2023
This is what nightmares are made of https://t.co/85b848QhJy
— Karlos Mancilla (@karlosmancilla_) June 24, 2023
I thought you couldn't put profanity on custom jerseys?https://t.co/5IY2PFEOMF
— Maine Basketball Rankings (@MEBBallRankings) June 24, 2023
this was funny https://t.co/FyzC9A7641
— bs dtectr (@bsdtectr) June 24, 2023
Oh man this is good 😂 https://t.co/4JGPqwnoyD
— Zach Wargo (@ZachWargo3) June 24, 2023
— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) June 24, 2023