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MVP blames light eyes for dark daytime splits

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08:12 AM ET 06.24 | Josh Hamilton has a theory as to why he hits better at night this season. He has blue eyes. Under the sun, Hamilton's numbers are dim. He is batting .122 (6 for 49) with no home runs, four RBIs and eight walks. He also has 17 strikeouts and a .429 OPS. At night, it's a different story. Hamilton is hitting .374 (41 for 109) with six home runs, 28 RBIs, seven walks and a 1.076 OPS. And he only has 14 strikeouts while playing under the lights. "I ask guys all the time," Hamilton told a radio show. ... "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."

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June 24, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Now there's an excuse I've never heard before.

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June 24, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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I have blue eyes and am blind as a bat during the day.

If that's the case, please be sure to let us know when you are driving during the day.

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June 24, 2011  08:57 AM ET

I remember seeing colored contacts a few years ago that were supposedly for this particular problem.

June 24, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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I wear Blue Blockers, so it's all good.

I wear my Sunglasses at night.

June 24, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Or it could be the years of injecting drain cleaner in his veins that might have caused the eye issue.

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June 24, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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Sounds like BS to me. Check the stats for other blue-eyed guys.

Since you live in that barren wasteland Wyoming, its you who should be checking stats on other blue-eyes guys since you've got nothing else to keep you entertained. We'll expect a full report on this. Stat!

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June 24, 2011  10:06 AM ET
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maybe he just needs to rub some spf 70 in his eyes

Or man up and grow a set.

June 24, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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Don't think it is necessarily "blue eyes". There is evidence though that suggests people with certain physical characteristics can be sensitive to sun - redheads for example. So is "blue eyes" one of those groups - don't know.

Thanks Dr. Oz.

Next time you decide to polish off that K Mart medical license and pontificate, do us all a favor and swallow a box of razor blades.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program already in progress.

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June 24, 2011  10:18 AM ET

I do remember hearing a study that was done years ago that people with light colored eyes are more sensitive to sunlight. Believe it or not. Sounds like a big excuse bit how can it be when he practically tears the hide off the ball at night games? Maybe he can go to the plate in day games either wearing polarized sunglasses like pro golfers do?

June 24, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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I do remember hearing a study that was done years ago that people with light colored eyes are more sensitive to sunlight. Believe it or not. Sounds like a big excuse bit how can it be when he practically tears the hide off the ball at night games? Maybe he can go to the plate in day games either wearing polarized sunglasses like pro golfers do?

or he can go play golf like golfers do.

 
June 24, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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or he can go play golf like golfers do.

Yes...another option.

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