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Royals catcher Salvador Perez says he wears women’s perfume during games (video)


Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez sat down recently with KSHB-TV’s Christa Dubill for an enlightening interview.

The interview starts off innocently enough. Perez talks about when he started catching, his best friends on the team and how the Royals feel like family, stuff like that. Harmless, interesting anecdotes and tidbits that allows fans to get to know the 24-year-old Venezuelan ballplayer.

And then the interview enters some rather strange territory when Perez reveals that he wears women’s perfume during games.

Wait. What?

Allow Perez to explain (transcribed by For the Win):

“The umpires? They’re awesome. They’re all my friends. I use perfume, I don’t know if you guys know that. But I use perfume, and all the umpires like that. Sometimes Victoria’s Secret.”

“I learned that from (Royals shortstop) Alcides (Escobar), because every time he plays, he uses Victoria’s Secret. So one day I said, ‘Alcides, let me try it.’

“In the first inning, the umpire says, ‘You smell good, Salvy.’ I said, ‘Thank you.’ And that game, I hit a ball and everything, so I started to use it every day. Now I use Victoria’s Secret every time.”

Alrighty then.

Here’s the interview in full.

Hey, whatever works, right?