â†µâ‡¥Passengers at O'Hare Airport were surprised to hear [Fukudome's] name being paged over the public address system in Terminal B on Friday morning. But it turned out that it was all a joke.â†µOof. It would have been excellent if Fukudome had been in the terminal Friday morning just to capture his reaction. The best "trade" joke in recent times can be credited to the Phoenix Suns, who convinced Leandro Barbosa he'd been traded to the pre-D'Antoni Knicks last season. They're lucky he didn't have a heart attack while jumping off a bridge, looping a belt around his neck and screaming in agony.â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"Paging Kosuke Fukudome, paging Kosuke Fukudome ... Please report to the Cincinnati Reds. You have been traded for a player to be named later." Some of the passengers waiting for flights laughed, while others cringed. â†µ
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