Derek Jeter prank Credit: MLB on FOX

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.

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.


[Awful Announcing]

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