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Old 06-24-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Josh Hamilton recently blamed his hitting struggles in day games on his blue eyes.

Hamilton Night: .391/.585
Hamilton Day: .312/.417

FanGraphs is trying to see if this phenomenon holds true for other blue-eyed players

Crowdsourcing: Blue Eyed Players | FanGraphs Baseball

But, no database seems to have eye color.

If anyone knows of any blue-eyed players it'd be helpful if you could either post them here or at the FanGraphs site.

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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that was my excuse...
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Are you friggin kidding me?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Hamilton has a ways to go before he equals that Buffalo Bill who blamed a dropped pass on God.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Now I know why the guy discussed in the link below was only the greatest player to play his position, rather than being the greatest player of all-time at any position.

Pieces of Our Past: September 2008

Damn, if he had brown eyes instead of blue, he would have hit .320 rather than .270 for his career and would have over 100 more career home runs.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Are you friggin kidding me?
Believe it or not, Hamilton's claim may have some credence.

According to some researchers, we of Scotch-Irish descent with fair complexions and hazel eyes are likely to be more detrimentally affected visually by bright sunlight than by softer rays of artificial lighting. If this is indeed the case, people with other eye colors may also be affected.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I've heard that blue eyes see stationary targets better and brown eyes see moving targets better.
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