IMPORTANT: Salvador Perez wears women's perfume behind the plate
Royals catcher Salvador Perez likes to wear women's perfume -- particularly Victoria's Secret -- behind the plate, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Baseball players are a superstitious lot. They eat the same pregame meal at the same time every day, they'll use the same socks if they have a big game, all the cliches are 100 percent true. That stuff totally happens.
Royals' catcher Salvador Perez has a rather unique superstition. He likes to wear women's perfume -- Victoria's Secret, specifically -- whenever he's behind the plate. Best of all, he picked it up from teammate Alcides Escobar. Perez simply tried it out one day, had a big game, and kept wearing it.
"I use perfume. I don't know if you guys know that. I use perfume. All the umpires like that," said Perez to KSHB (video link). "I learned that Alcides -- every time they go play -- he uses Victoria's Secret. One day I said, 'Alcides, let me try it.' In the first inning, the umpire says, 'You smell good, Salvy.' I said 'Thank you.' In that game I hit a ball and everything so I started to use it every day. Now I use Victoria's Secret every time."
Hey man, whatever works, works. Alcides might want to change it up though. That career 75 OPS+ isn't looking so hot.
(h/t Hardball Talk)
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