St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Berkman Pranks Adam Wainwright for April Fool's Day

Ian Casselberry@iancassMLB Lead WriterApril 2, 2012

If Lance Berkman was driving off with your car on Sunday, you may have been the victim of an April Fool's joke.
If Lance Berkman was driving off with your car on Sunday, you may have been the victim of an April Fool's joke.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Hopefully, you either managed to avoid any lame April Fool's Day jokes on Sunday or got someone with a really good one.

Lance Berkman is probably pretty proud of what he pulled off this year for April Fool's Day.

During the third inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' Grapefruit League game against the Washington Nationals, the public address announcer at Roger Dean Stadium touted a giveaway in which one lucky fan would receive a free car.

As described by MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch, Berkman drove the prize onto the field, a white Chevy Silverado truck. "Hey," teammate Adam Wainwright may have thought to himself, "that looks an awful lot like my truck."

Then Wainwright noticed the Georgia license plate on the vehicle. "Wait a minute...that is my truck!" 

The PA announcer gave out the winning seat number and a jubilant man ran out of the stands with his son and hopped into the bed of their new truck. Berkman then drove the winners and their prize off the field, leaving Wainwright to wonder if he saw what he thought he just saw.

At least one other Cardinals player was in on the prank. The seemingly lucky man who jumped out of stands and onto the back of Wainwright's truck was David Freese's cousin. 

Got Heem? Oh, wait—wrong player.

The game wasn't on TV, so unfortunately, there's no footage of the prank. As with the Ubaldo Jimenez-Troy Tulowitzki skirmish, we'll have to wait and see if the Cards release anything or if anyone was filming from the stands.

But a clip turned up eventually. Let's hope the same happens here. 

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