#BlueJays Luis Perez & Yunel Escobar confounded by Bill Welke who is obvs on ‘shrooms. This call probably means that the ball didn’t hit Bautista either, right? Crazy ump is crazy. Also: bonus points to Buck for “uneven sleeve” theory.
In depth coverage via the delightful Big League Stew;
“As you heard on the highlight, Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez was initially confused and thought Perez had to change his shirt because the sleeves were different lengths.
But the truth was that Perez’s first undershirt featured silver piping down the side — a no-no that’s spelled out in the MLB rulebook — which caused the wardrobe change delay:
1.11 … (2) Any part of an undershirt exposed to view shall be of a uniform solid color for all players on a team. Any player other than the pitcher may have numbers, letters, insignia attached to the sleeve of the undershirt. (3) No player whose uniform does not conform to that of his teammates shall be permitted to participate in a game.”
Catch the lulzy clip here;