Royals catcher Salvador Perez and White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson authored a complicated chapter in unwritten baseball guidelines Saturday night time.
Perez was outraged that Anderson, for the second time this season, delighted an excessive amount of in homering against Kansas Metropolis (Perez says Anderson did it on Opening Day, too), and he advised Anderson so — twice. The second lecture, at second base, led to a foolish emptying of benches and bullpens.
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The dustup ended with the two males shaking arms at the request of umpire Gerry Layne, though Anderson appeared unenthused.
From the Kansas Metropolis Star, this is a part of what Perez stated he informed Anderson:
“I don’t have any issues with the man hitting a homer, taking a pair steps, stroll two steps and hold operating. However if you begin to get loud, to say some dangerous phrases . . . I don’t like that. He needed to respect my staff and my pitcher. We’re skilled in right here. I don’t like that and he informed me at second base, ‘I wish to have fun, Salvy, what would you like me to do?’ I used to be like, ‘OK, we wish to have fun, too. I wish to have fun. You see me every single day on the market, laughing and having fun each day.
‘However I don’t disrespect your group. I respect your staff, too. I hit some homers, too, I maintain operating the bases, I do not get loud such as you.’ That’s the solely factor I informed him. Hold doing what you’re doing, bro, have fun, however once more, respect my staff. That’s it. So he was mad about that.”
Shorter: Do not be a robotic, however do not be a jackass, both, at the least in the method I outline jackassery.
Oh, and also you higher not be a jackass when your workforce is sporting out my staff (Chicago is 5-1 vs. KC and outscoring it forty one-22 this season) and my staff is horrible (6-20, final in the division).
“Particularly now, to see how issues are stepping into right here. We misplaced a number of video games. We simply (have to) discover a approach to win. Play onerous. And also you’re going to try this to my staff in that state of affairs? I’m not gonna let him do this,” Perez stated, per the Star.
That sounds rather a lot like, “Bruh, if we have been truly good and crushing it in the standings, I might have in all probability stored quiet, however now I’ve obtained to be the fun police, because baseball.”
The Royals gained the recreation 5-2 to separate Saturday’s doubleheader, so that they had that going for them afterward.
Perez stated his nemesis will not get a fastball in his ribs/legs/shoulder in retaliation — on one situation (per the Chicago Tribune): “I don’t need him to do it once more (or) we now have to make some selections.”
Jot all that down, Tim. Get these unwritten guidelines straight in your head.