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Behind Blue Eyes: Josh Hamilton Blames Daytime Hitting Woes On Eye Color

I dunno, man, his eyes look pretty red to me in this photo

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
– The Who, “Behind Blue Eyes”

He’s gotta be kidding, right? Foolishly trying to figure out a reason why he is batting a horrific .122 during day games and .374 when he plays in the evening, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton actually came out and stated that he believes the struggles he has hitting during the day are due to his blue eyes. What the fungus? Major League Baseball should commission a study on this issue toot sweet, I tells ya!

Via ESPN Dallas:

I ask guys all the time,” Hamilton told ESPN 103.3 FM’s Bryan Dolgin when asked if he had any theories to his drastic splits. “Guys with blue eyes, brown eyes, whatever … and guys with blue eyes have a tough time.”

During his 2010 MVP season, the blue-eyed Hamilton hit a respectable .286 during the day and .384 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.”

Amazing. No, not Hamilton’s goofy comments, but the fact that the genes for blue eyes – as well as those cursed with them throughout humanity’s evolutionary history – wouldn’t have suffered an unceremonious extinction due to their to function during daytime hours as well as their counterparts, you know, humans born with brown eyes, hazel eyes, etc.

But hey, at least his dreams aren’t as empty as his conscience seems to be, right? Also, in keeping with the song’s lyrics, if Hamilton swallows anything evil, someone should put their finger down his throat. In light of his past and everything. I wonder if his drug addiction stemmed from having blue eyes, too. Something to look into, I guess.

Josh Hamilton: Eye color hinders hitting [ESPN Dallas]