Phils’ Brown, Phanatic, others know how to stay warm during arctic blast
Philadelphia’s high on Tuesday was 14 degrees.
In New York, the high was 20, but that was just after midnight. During the day, the high reached a balmy 10 degrees.
Chicago’s Tuesday high? 6.
Fargo, ND? 2 below zero. That’s below zero!
Heck, Orlando only reached 47.
So what’s a ballplayer to do during these chilly times?
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown had a good idea.
Just chillin with my boy the #phanatic #phillies #phancation #philliesnation #cancun
Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli was nowhere near Cancun.
Iceland or Pittsburgh? Unreal temps dipping to around -14. Stay warm or go have a catch?! Haha! pic.twitter.com/cAMkDybE9r
— Jason Grilli (@GrillCheese49) January 7, 2014
Atlanta right-hander Brandon Beachy was in a pool, but not the type most prefer.
I know everyone has been social media-ing about the cold, so you may not care…But my mustache just froze while I was cleaning off my car!
— John Axford (@JohnAxford) January 7, 2014
Mr. Eccentric Brian Wilson found someone to chill with.
Was in a jury pool today with someone whose first name they said was pronounced "very unique". Yup.
— Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy) January 7, 2014
We don’t think too many people are feeling sorry for Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer.
I didn't know taking my wisdom teeth out will hurt so much 😥😪😢 be ready soon for spring training take care my people pic.twitter.com/GNy3D8uI47
— Elvis Andrus (@ElvisandrusSS1) January 7, 2014
We’re hoping Cincinnati Reds second baseman was nowhere near and somewhere far north of Hosmer’s Florida location.
Sometimes its good to hang out with yourself. #bighead #Jaco #America #whitecastle #doubleteam
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes complained about the weather, but it didn’t stop him from getting in his reps.
50 degrees in the FLA!! I didn't sign up for this
— Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35) January 8, 2014
Reyes’ teammate Jose Bautista and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Julio Borbon worked out, too.
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) January 7, 2014
And last but not least, Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano enjoyed a meal worthy of some "Big Lebowski" quotes.
1. Too cold 2. Too early. 3. My legs hurt. 4. I’m tired. NO EXCUSES vamo aya no excusa🙏🙏🙏“It’s too cold” , “It’s too hot” …excuses are for weak minds #GetItDone “Ta’ muy frio” , “Hace mucho calor”…las excusas son para las mentes debiles #Resuelve @julioborbon20 @jayalou
— Vinnie Pestano (@VinnieP52) January 7, 2014