Kevin Kiermaier totally called that the Orioles-Rays game would be rained out
With rain and thunderstorms hitting Florida on Saturday afternoon, a number of Grapefruit League games were cancelled, cut short or delayed, including the Orioles-Rays matchup in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier predicted as much a couple of hours before first pitch:
For weather updates on #rays game follow me because i took meteorology in junior college .. Clouds rollin in..low pressure.. Its gon rainnn— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) March 19, 2016
The Gold Glove Award winner kept Rays fans abreast of the developing weather situation all morning, sending out some true service tweets:
Radar is down here in the clubhouse...figure the weather out on your own.. winds SSW 11 mph.. Hang witttttt em— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) March 19, 2016
As he said, he did take a meteorology course in college.
People since i am a pro at weather..stay sheltered until further notice..barometric pressure thru the roof as we speak.. Winds SSW 23 mph— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) March 19, 2016
And so, with the game officially cancelled, you have to admit -- he totally called it. Even his teammates gave him credit:
@KKiermaier39 Good call on that rain bro— Jacob Faria (@JDFaria34) March 19, 2016
Not that Kiermaier's penchant for weather should be a surprise to anyone -- it wouldn't be the first time his interests aligned with Mike Trout's, whether that be weather forecasting or home run robbing.