Is This Baseball’s Greatest April Fools’ Day Prank?

Wow. Prank or accident, this is tremendous.

1. This is A.J. Burnett.

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He was the opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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3. This is a rosin bag.

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4. Baseball pitchers use it to get better control of the ball.

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5. Earlier today, A.J. Burnett went to use the Rosin bag, when…

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The announcer pointed out that since it is April Fools’ Day, this may be “the ol’ exploding rosin bag trick.”

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7. Here’s hoping it wasn’t a prank, because if it was, I think whoever played it may be in grave danger. Does this look like someone you want to mess with?

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Didn’t think so.

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