Kenta Maeda has been known to play quite a few pranks on his interpreter, Will Ireton. Ireton, usually at the receiving end of all the hilarity, had his chance to shine this morning in the Dodger clubhouse.
Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood released this video with very little context as to what exactly was happening. All we know is that Will Ireton, was pumped up.
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) March 14, 2017
After a quick trip to Alex Wood’s Instagram page, the story only got better.
So why was Kenta Maeda’s interpreter attempting do deadlift 405 pounds in front of the entire team?
David Vassegh of Dodger Talk and Eric Stephen of True Blue LA said he was challenged by players, one specifically being Kenley Jansen.
Dave Roberts said Kenley Jansen challenged interpreter Will Ireton to deadlift 405 pounds. That spawned this https://t.co/2GFtToGKP4
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 14, 2017
Will was challenged by players that he couldn't dead lift 405 LBS. Dave Roberts said he was more "hoping, but I wasn't counting on it." https://t.co/IKMd9de9W7
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) March 14, 2017
It looks like #WillTheThrill has a lot of strength hidden under his usual blue, Dodgers collared shirt.