Jumping out and scaring a friend has been unimpeachably hilarious for as long as I can remember.
And apparently, the fear-based laughs transcend cultural barriers as well, because Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda has been doing just that to his interpreter all Spring Training long.
Check it out:
Better keep an eye out for Kenta Maeda. #LetsGoDodgers
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 20, 2017
And Maeda is no stranger to practical jokes.
If you remember a while back, Maeda dressed up like an old man and started striking out unknowing kids in Japan just for the kicks:
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) December 19, 2016
And he was a good sport when a look-a-like made his way into the Dodgers dugout before a game:
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) July 27, 2016
Therefore, with three acts of silliness, Kenta Maeda gets the first official (silly) stamp of approval from Baseball is Fun.