JUPITER -- Dee Gordon caused a lot of double takes during Sunday's batting practice when he showed up wearing the jersey of Juan Pierre, who was hanging out by the cage.
"Just stole it," Gordon said, laughing. "I saw it, took it, and put it on."
Pierre got a big laugh out of the joke. Then again, it takes one to know one -- a fellow base stealer that is.
"He thought it was funny," said Gordon, who led the majors in stolen bases last season. "I was obviously messing around with him because he was here."
Gordon, who wears Pierre's No. 9, has been bonding with the former Marlin base-stealing king, picking Pierre's head for tips and advice.
"We talk all the time," Gordon said. "I ask a lot of questions about hitting, base stealing -- everything. I'm just trying to get everything from him. He's a great guy."