Mics Caught Salvador Perez Joking With Cameraman During Royals-Yankees Game

Kansas City Royals catcher/first baseman Salvador Perez jokes with a cameraman after attempting to catch a foul ball during the top of the eighth inning of Monday's 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals catcher/first baseman Salvador Perez jokes with a cameraman after attempting to catch a foul ball during the top of the eighth inning of Monday's 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium. / Screengrab Twitter @TalkinBaseball_
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Kansas City Royals catcher/first baseman Salvador Perez had a little fun joking with a cameraman during Monday's 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium.

In the top of the eighth inning, Yankees outfielder Alex Verdugo, facing Royals' relief pitcher Dan Altavilla, fouled off an 0-1 fastball towards the Kansas City dugout area, which is where Perez, playing first base on Monday night, headed in pursuit of the ball.

When the foul ball landed out of his reach amidst a crew of camera operators, Perez couldn't help but joke with one of the camermen. Mics picked up Perez's funny moment with the cameraman in a video shared by Talkin' Baseball on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Hey you should’ve moved. Oh my god. You don’t have a glove!" Perez said with a smile as the man burst into laughter.

Yeah, where were you on that one? In all seriousness, thank you Salvador Perez for making a seemingly routine pop fly a moment of comedic relief.

Perez and the Royals (39-28) will play three more games against the Yankees (47-21).


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Tim Capurso

TIM CAPURSO

Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.