For Pete's Sake

The Salvy Splash returned, albeit in miniature form

Salvador Perez after his latest splash.
Salvador Perez after his latest splash.

It had been 26 days since the last Salvy Splash, so even a trimmed-down version probably was welcomed by Royals fans.

On Aug. 3, Royals catcher Salvador Perez dumped a Gatorade cooler full of water on teammate Brandon Moss after the Royals’ 6-4 win against the Seattle Mariners. The next day, he left a game early because of a strained intercostal muscle and was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 6.

Perez was activated from the disabled list on Aug. 22, but didn’t splash a teammate after back-to-back wins against the Rockies. Then came a five-game losing streak.

That ended Tuesday with the Royals’ 6-2 win over the Rays at Kauffman Stadium. First baseman Eric Hosmer had the big hit — a three-run homer. Hosmer was talking with Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City when Perez sneaked up from behind — with four cups of water.

A smaller Salvy Splash to be certain, but Hosmer seemed happy to get doused.

Here is the video from Fox Sports Kansas City:

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