Kevin Kiermaier gave Purdue basketball a shout-out after their March Madness win
Kiermaier's fandom was in full force on Friday, as he sent out a tweet in the morning cheering on the Boilermakers ahead of their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game against Cal State Fullerton:
Purdue won its first-round game in a rout, 74-48, so even after Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases in the Rays' own victory over the Twins, he still had the Boilermakers on his mind. "Shout-out to Purdue basketball squad for a big W today," he said in a postgame interview. "I was playing, I couldn't support, but I might have come in here to check the score a couple times between innings."
Kiermaier went on to address the Purdue team itself. "The show goes on, and hopefully I'll be able to watch you guys in a couple days."
Let's just hope that Kiermaier doesn't get too overwhelmed. He has them going to the Elite Eight, and as he's alluded on Twitter, the emotions of being a Boilermaker fan can be tough.
Being a die hard purdue fan is definitely no bueno for the heart/mind/soul. Love em but man they stress me out a tad too much for my health— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) October 21, 2017