Jon Jay got a pinch hit attempt and an inning of work in LF last night for the Cardinals. Nothing too groundbreaking about the whole deal.
But if you were playing close attention, you might have noticed Mr. Jay sporting the authentic Cardinals balaclava.
It’s cold in Pittsburgh, though. Right?
We can argue the merits of 42 degrees (the temperature at the end of the game) and at what temperature a balaclava is acceptable. We can also point out that Mr. Jay is from Miami, where 42 degrees is never acceptable.
But some further digging reveals that he was wearing the balaclava BEFORE the game. Couple this with the news that the KC Royals are trying to make money by selling fountain water from Kauffman Stadium? And it’s staring to feel like the Cardinals might be trying to keep up with the Joneses, no?
Ok. He was probably just cold.
But still. We can’t rule anything out at this point.
Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP