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Will Corey Hart Wear His New Goggles At Night?

After struggling horribly over the past two seasons, Brewers outfielder Corey Hart has discovered that he is near-sighted and will begin to wear prescription goggles. Via the Brewers Blog:

“It kind of started last year but I didn’t really think about it,” he said. “I just kept playing. The ball was a little fuzzy at times but I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.”

“That’s why I want to do it in spring so I can get used to them,” he said. “I’m hoping they work for me. I don’t want to have any trouble picking the ball up. Right now, it’s a little fuzzy.”

Hart elected not to go with contact lenses due to the inherent problems with shoving plastic things in your eyes that run the risk of frequently needing to be adjusted during play.

To be perfectly honest, this story really isn’t that interesting and barely worth a post, but it would have been damn near impossible to pass up the Corey Hart-eyewear reference. I’m surprised neither of the two stories I have linked to in this post didn’t make mention of it. Or is simply the fact that I am really old and only people my age have any clue who Corey Hart is and his “classic” tune, “Sunglasses At Night”?

Yeah, that is likely the case here, but I don’t care – it’s a solid bit and on that point I will “Never Surrender”!

Corey Hart Is Getting Goggles [Fanhouse]
Hart to wear goggles [Brewers Blog/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]