The "You Can't See Me" hand gesture popularized by John Cena has taken center stage in a rivalry between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals. Indians pitcher Chris Perez did the gesture after he struck out the Royals' Dyson during a game on Monday.
Dyson, who said that he hadn't seen the gesture until he caught a replay, said, "It's just terrible. Nobody told me about it. As soon as I got done with my at-bat, I went down to see where the pitch was because I felt like the pitch was in and I saw him do that and it (ticked) me off even more…I can't wait to face him again. I want to beat him. That's the good part of this game, you get to go back and try to beat a guy, beat a team. If I had seen it, I would have said something, probably jumped out of character. Usually, that's not me. Though that's not how our organization is.
Perez said that he did it because Dyson had told the Indians' Tony Sipp that the Royals weren't happy with some comments Perez had made and were coming after him. "That's the only reason I did it," he said. "I said, 'All right, you're coming for me, I'm coming for you.' If I strike you out, you're going to get the "can't see me' face. What happened? Three pitches. You can't see me."
Dyson added, "If he took offense to it, oh well. It happened and it's the same as when a hitter hits a home run and they come back to the dugout and do all their hand-slapping stuff. We see that as pitchers and we don't take offense to it because he just hit a home run."