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Ball boy trots out to home plate with cup atop helmet at World Baseball Classic (GIF)

Haha. The cup being surreptitiously placed on a person’s head is a time-honored ballpark prank. During one of Team Italy’s World Baseball Classic games over the weekend, the players took the joke to the field of play as they had a little bit of fun at the expense of a ball boy obviously clueless about his role in the hijinks.

Prior to this poor kid making his way out to home plate, some wisenheimer in Team Italy’s dugout carefully placed a cup on top of the unwitting ball boy’s helmet. Hilarity ensued and I am sure everyone laughed and laughed and laughed. Except for the ball boy, of course. For the rest of his life, he’ll find himself subconsciously reaching for the top of his head to ensure that no one put something on it. A tough way to go through life, I would guess, always worried about stuff being comically placed on one’s head. But that’s this poor kid’s lot in life now. Sigh.

[H/T MLB GIFS, via Eye on Baseball]

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