— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) July 21, 2013
But if he were Scott Perkins, then Scott would be spelled with one "t."
All-Star left-hander Glen Perkins of the Minnesota Twins has had a rough 24 hours. He got two outs Friday night with his zipper down, and the entire world seemed to notice by the time he pulled it up. And, after picking up a save Saturday night, Perkins took to Twitter in order to identify himself correctly. The person at the controls of the Cleveland Indians' account twice called him "Scott Perkins." This was the other time.
Earlier in the day, Perkins said he checked to see if his fly was down "at least 50 times" in the bullpen. His response on both occasions is why we love Glen Perkins.
It's not like the Tribe and the Twinkies don't play each other 18 times a year, or that Perkins didn't just get back from New York's Citi Field and the All-Star Game. He's kind of a big deal, ya know. But that's OK. Cleveland's social media person probably just got him mixed up with Scott Diamond, another left-hander on the roster. Although he's a starting pitcher and didn't pitch Saturday.
Perkins should be more likely to get mistaken for Brian Duensing, another left-handed reliever with the Twins. At least they hang out together in the bullpen. It's also more OK to get Perkins mixed up with Eddie Guardado, the Twins lefty closer from the 1990s and early 2000s. Guardado wore No. 18, which is only three away from Perkins' 15.
As for Scott Perkins:
Theaters should have a policy so that if you fall asleep in a movie you get to go back and see it again at no charge.
— Scott Perkins (@PerkinsS) July 20, 2013
The only problem with that, of course, is why would you want to see a
movie again that couldn't keep you awake the first time? Based on this sample size, Glen Perkins is much better at Twitter than Scott Perkins.
There should be no confusing the two! C'mon, Indians Twitter.