It was 49 degrees in the Bronx on Friday night. Chilly, but not exactly arctic. Jose Molina begs to differ. In fact, Jose Molina — from what I’ve been able to find on the photo wire over the last month — begs to differ pretty much every day. He really likes that stocking cap, but only when catching. He doesn’t wear it while hitting.
Keep in mind, just because Molina played, his picture isn’t always on the wire. Here are the dates I’ve found, with the temperature in parenthesis:
April: 2 (46), 4 (50), 10 (62), 11 (49), 12 (57), 13 (46), 28 (48)
May: 2 (49)
Granted, those 46-degree nights can get chilly. But 62? 57? Not hailing from a tropical climate (I’m from Iowa), does 57 for a Latin American player equal 30 for me? I’m not trying to start any sort of racial discussion here — I’m truly wondering. Is 57 cold enough for a stocking cap? And if so, why doesn’t he wear it while he hits? Ponder away. — Bryan