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Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:53 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 4:33 pm
 
Hamilton

By Evan Brunell


Josh Hamilton thinks he knows why he struggles in day games.

It's his blue eyes.

"I ask guys all the time" as to whether they struggle in day games, Hamilton told ESPN 103.3 FM" "Guys with blue eyes, brown eyes, whatever ... and guys with blue eyes have a tough time."

Hamilton is hitting .297/.360/.513 in his follow-up campaign to his MVP season, which is an impressive mark but quite a bit off his line from 2010. Yet, if you look at just his night numbers, he's tossing up silly numbers with a .376/.415/.661 line in 118 PA. His day numbers are a different story, as he's flailing to the tune of a .112/.246/.184 mark in 57 PA. Hamilton had a wide split in 2010 too, but it wasn't as severe: .286/.345/.474 in the day and .384/.433/.688 at night.

"It's just hard for me to see [at the plate] in the daytime," Hamilton said. "It's just what it is. Try to go up [to the plate] squinting and see a white ball while the sun is shining right off the plate, you know, and beaming right up in your face."

The solution could be in a pair of sunglasses that he used in the field last season, but could not find. Until now.

"Hopefully that'll help my eyes relax enough to take them off and bat and put them on again," Hamilton said.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:09 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

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Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

I had on-half of all his money, I would throw all of mine away....

In any case, couldn't he afford some contacts that changed his eye color for the day games?

I personally know that chicks dig blue eyes so I would live with those 'terrible' stats Laughing



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

Did you read the stats? He does dramaticly better in night  games. You are right you are not an eye doctor and not much of baseball guy either. 



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

People with light color eyes are more suseptable to bright lights and being bothered by them. That's how  the color makes a difference. The glare is worse for people with light colored eyes. Use you head before you post tool.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

Just maybe Josh's iris doesn't colse down as much as other guys. The colored part doesn't let light through. I guess maybe the colored part could reflect more light back to the outer clear area and back in the iris, not likely.



Since: Jul 6, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

The article plainly states he's batting better at night. And he feels it's his blue eyes that cause him trouble in day games. The article shows the split averages for day & night games. 



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

Light goes through the black part of the eye not the colored part. So what differance does the color make? Yes day games cause a lot of glare for everyone. That is why black or white guys put blacking below their eyes, less glare off that part of their face.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

I have blue eyes....  now I know why I never went pro.  Now just have to figure out my excuse for Hockey and Football



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:57 am
 

Josh Hamilton's struggles due to blue eyes?

I'm not an eye doctor, but if lighter eyed players struggle in high glare situations, wouldn't they do better in lower light situations....say, a night game like 80% of baseball games?


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