Apparently the D-backs' Eduardo Escobar is deathly afraid of cats
I'm sure most therapists and mental health advocates would feel differently, but "Maury" is the show for confronting your greatest fears. Scared of pickles? Prepare to be bombarded with them. Masks put a chill down your spine? You won't be able to get away from them.
Well, it may be time for D-backs infielder Eduardo Escobar to go on the show. Why? He's terrified of cats. Not jungle cats. Not cats that have returned from the dead like in "Pet Semetary." Just normal, ordinary house cats. And on Monday, his D-backs teammates got him good:
A few Diamondbacks players brought a cat carrier with a stuffed animal inside it to prank Eduardo Escobar, who is afraid of cats. Escobar saw it from a distance and raced out of the room.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) June 24, 2019
This isn't the first time a player has been scared by animals. Moe Drabowsky's go-to prank was putting snakes in people's bags -- which he did even during the World Series. Miguel Sano likes to use the rubber snake method. And Glenallen Hill was on the injured list because of a dream about spiders.
But house cats? That's a new one.
Michael Clair writes for MLB.com. He spends a lot of time thinking about walk-up music and believes stirrup socks are an integral part of every formal outfit.