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Video: Jeff Francoeur was locked in a bathroom by his teammates for an hour

Jul 23, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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It’s a good thing that Jeff Francoeur got called up by the Padres, because at the rate he was going his Triple-A teammates in El Paso were gonna kill him.

You’ll recall that Francoeur was the victim of a long-form prank back in April when the El Paso Chihuahuas pretended that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf and Francouer fell for it. Which, I dunno, seemed like maybe he was just being a nice sensitive guy, but let’s call it a clever prank anyway.

This time there was no cleverness about it. The Chihuahuas just up and locked him in a bathroom for an hour. This time he probably had it coming as he used the coach’s bathroom and that’s against the rules. His manager made a good point: “he wouldn’t use Bobby Cox’s bathroom, he’s not gonna use mine.”

Francoeur eventually escaped through the ceiling. And his teammates taped it all:

No on to San Diego. Where he can get some peace and quiet.

  1. historiophiliac - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Poor Frenchy.

  2. mazblast - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    When your beard is growing in gray and you’re in the minor leagues, perhaps you should shave more often.

  3. f.verd - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Rumor has it that after 15 minutes he was hiding flush against the wall…the ceiling escape was his sink or swim move…

  4. jfk69 - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    So this is what happens to rookie pitchers.

  5. StottsEra - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    dip is banned in the minor leagues….yet theres a can in the beginning of that video

  6. rbj1 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    “The Chihuahuas just up and locked him in a bathroom for an hour. ”

    I’ve owned two Chihuahuas. They’ll do that to you.

    • stipez - Jul 24, 2014 at 7:09 AM

      My cat ate a Chihuahua

  7. jerze2387 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    they always said franceour was a high cieling player…he finally broke through it.

    • tigersfandan - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Nice. Very nice.

  8. coryfor3 - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    I think his teammates sound like jackbags. The first prank wasn’t really funny at all despite their great efforts. And their comments in that video seemed less good natured and more jerky. This also not funny. This one also seems like a jerk weed move. Good for Frenchy to move on. I hope he finds his career again and leaves behind the AAA dopes.

  9. dinofrank60 - Jul 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    If you gotta go, you don’t care whose bathroom you’re using, even if it’s Bobby Cox, the Queen of England or Bud Selig.

  10. sabatimus - Jul 24, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    I wonder if Bender from The Breakfast Club went through his head at any point.

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