If that’s not the most out-of-context CSTB headline in a long while, I’m gonna have to try a little harder. With more details on Oliver Perez’ Friday night wardrobe malfunction versus the Phillies, ladies and gentlemen, here’s MLB.com’s former Barry Bonds confidante Barry M. Bloom :
The four umpires met and Wegner told Perez to remove the shirt, which had slits in each sleeve. On the way to the dugout, he dropped the ball, flipped his glove to the ground and began disrobing, returning to pitch without a shirt beneath his white D-backs jersey.
Howard singled and Perez was removed from the game for right-hander Brad Zeigler.
“[The umpire] said that one sleeve was longer than the other and he had a little tear in it,” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. “There was nothing we could do about it. The rule says it’s supposed to be the same length, the same color. And it can’t be flapping. I have a pretty good idea whose call that was in the other dugout and it wasn’t Sandberg.”
When asked if he was talking about Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa, Gibson respnded: “You figure it out!”