Oliver Perez stood on the mound in his socks waiting for new cleats and it was a weird scene
You think you've seen a lot watching baseball for years, but the game always finds ways to throw you off.
Here is a photograph of veteran left-hander
Something happened to Perez's spikes as he took his warm-up tosses after coming into Monday's game with the Red Sox, so he summoned Cleveland's equipment manager from the dugout and changed his shoes in the middle of the diamond.
OP had a shoe dilemma and we had to stop play momentarily 😂 pic.twitter.com/weciqZsOKm— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) May 27, 2019
Look at this. It's strange.
Shout-out to Indians catcher
Congratulations to everybody who has now read a story about an on-field shoe delay, complete with a pitcher standing around in his socks for a few bewildering minutes. It's something we won't soon forget.
After the game, Perez explained what happened ... and it all had to do with breaking a cleat.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.