With about a week to go before Opening Day, Nationals outfield Bryce Harper has begun his annual process of applying a year’s worth of eye black to his face.
“Really? People think I put it on fresh before every game?” laughed Harper. “No man, I’m like one of those Star Trek characters, eight hours in the make-up chair. I’m not doing that more than once a year.”
Bryce Harper uses between three and five pounds of eye black under each eye, far more than the “fingertip’s worth” recommended on the side of the jar.
Harper also uses copious amounts of eye black to darken his windows for improved sleeping and streaks the side of his car so he can claim he did some “sweet off-roading” to his thrill-seeking teammates.
Harper will reportedly apply his 2016 allotment of hair gel beginning tomorrow, a process that takes three days.