Kevin Kiermaier Is Going To Cover Himself in Vaseline To Deal With Cold NY Weather

There may not be snow at Yankee Stadium today, but you better believe it’s still cold as hell. 39 degrees with rain to be specific, so we can’t blame Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier for going all out to keep himself warm.

Obviously long sleeves and those caps with the earflaps are in order, but Kevin is going another level to deal with the wind chill — vaseline! The Tampa Bay Times’ Mark Topkin tweeted this very important development:

#Rays Kiermaier will try something new today to combat cold weather vs #Yankees – covering his whole body with Vaseline to serve as an extra layer against the wind.

— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 3, 2018

The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler confirmed the Gold Glover is serious about the vaseline, and apparently got the idea from other players:

Ok, I asked Kevin Kiermaier about the vaseline. He’s serious about it, and said he’s heard from other guys who have tried it that it’s just another layer the cold and wind has to go through. If nothing else, he says he’ll be properly moisturized after the game.

— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 3, 2018

Update: He’s not going to wear Vaseline after all. Boo.

Sorry to disappoint the blown outta proportion comment about me possibly applyin vaseline to help keep me warm tonight. Forgot to put it on. Have my 2 under shirts on already and goin vaseline free. Print that folks.

— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) April 3, 2018

People seem to think Opening Day at Yankee Stadium will happen today, but a rain delay is expected so Kiermaier might not have to deal with the elements until tonight… when it’s colder!

Your Yankee Stadium Opening Day update: We're still scheduled for 4 p.m. ET, but right now, the tarp is on the field and it's bone-chilling cold. A suggestion: If you're headed to the Bronx for the game, dress warmly and bring an umbrella.

— Matt Marrone (@thebigm) April 3, 2018