Welp…this is a new one.
Early on during Tuesday night’s marathon Game One, FOX cameras zoomed in on Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez’s right hand and, they might have discovered something they weren’t expecting.
In case you weren’t paying attention…social media was. Within minutes, the topic went from speculating whether or not Edinson Volquez knew his dad was dead to whether or not that was pine tar (or something else nefarious) on Perez’s right shinguard. One of the first to jump on board and call him out…none other than Curt Schilling.
But the three-time World Champ wasn’t the only one. Some folks on Twitter had a field day with speculation that Perez was up to no good.
Here is a photo of Perez using pine tar on his shinguard to help him get a better grip on the ball (illegal): pic.twitter.com/ptP9DZh43J
— Xan Barksdale (@xanbarksdale) October 28, 2015
Salvador Perez keeps reaching for that pine tar on his right side of his right shinguard — Cody Hallman (@C_Hallman37) October 28, 2015
Not sure how legal all that pine tar on Salvadore Perez’s shinguard is… — Ryan Powers (@RPowers37) October 28, 2015
Are we ever going to talk about the pine tar Salvador Perez was touching on his leg? Or has MLB come to flat-out accept cheating?
— Metstastic (@blogmetstastic) October 28, 2015
So, what do you think? Was the Royals catcher up to something or was that brown patch just dirt?!?