Who knows how things might have turned out for the Wichita State basketball team had they gotten a rousing pre-game speech from Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey? Perhaps they’d be in the Sweet 16 rather than at home with a 35-1 record and nothing to show for it.
Why are we even talking about this? Because the Twins, led by manager Ron Gardenhire and Glen Perkins, made Pelfrey — a WSU alumnus — think he was giving the team an over-the-phone pep talk before their NCAA tournament game. Pelfrey’s sad attempts at pumping the team up make for a hilarious video, and the reveal is even better (via MLB.com):