Oh, Chris Perez. Back in May, when the Indians really were in first place, Perez called out Cleveland fans for their lack of support at the gate. Oddly, he also tends to puke on the mound on occasion. And yesterday, in Oakland, a tipster named Mark says Perez was getting heckled by an A's fan during batting practice, which led to Perez becoming the real-life Kenny Powers.
We don't know what was said to cause Perez to walk over and confront the fan. But once Perez got there, the fan greeted him and another Indians player with, "Fuck you and fuck you." This is how the conversation went from there:
Fan: "Blow some more saves, bro. Blow some more saves. Both of you. You and guy ... blow some more saves."
Perez: "I got more saves than your whole fucking team does, so why don't you go look at those stats, you fucker."
Fan: "Oh, what's the standings? Oh, we're ahead of you."
Perez: "I don't give a fuck. I don't give a fuck."
Fan (to security): "He's swearing. I'm not."
Perez: "What's my salary this year?"
Fan: "What's your salary? Who gives a shit? How many blown saves you got?"
Perez: "Four. Was I an All-Star again? Was I an All-Star again?"
Fan (to some other Indians player): "Hey, who the hell are you? Who the hell are you? I don't even know who you are."
Perez: "Was I an All-Star again, you piece of shit? Go back to your fucking [inaudible]."
Fan (to someone else): "Go back to whatever Triple-A team you are. You're all scrubs. You play for the Indians."
Perez asks security to remove the fan.
Fan: "Oh, get me out of here?"
Perez (waving good bye to fan): "Have a nice day."
Fan: "Have I said a swear word?"
Perez (walking away): "Get your dick out of your mouth."
Fan: "I haven't ... Oh. Really? Really? Hey. Did you hear that?
Other fan: "I did."
Fan: "Did you hear that? You're classless, bro. Get a haircut. You're garbage. You are garbage. You're garbage. Way to come over here and show yourself. Way to prove yourself, garbage man."
Other fan: "Hey, gimme a high-five. They gave each other high-fives."
Fan: Yeah, keep walking away. Garbage. (quietly) Fucking cunt."