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Mike Stanton to see specialist for blurred vision that’s “like looking through something hazy”

Jul 5, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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Mike Stanton hasn’t homered since June 11, which is the longest drought of the slugger’s young career, and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Stanton will see a specialist tomorrow regarding blurred vision stemming from an eye infection.

Stanton missed three games because of the infection last month and told Spencer that he’s “having trouble seeing still” and “it feels like I’m kind of looking through something hazy.”

Stanton downplayed the blurred vision’s impact on his production, saying several times that he didn’t want to make any excuses, but he’s just 7-for-37 (.189) with 18 strikeouts in his last 10 games. Prior to that stretch he hit .262 with 22 homers in 69 games.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    We all know the answer to this particular problem, but then there’s those urine tests….

  2. Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    That silly Feesh has Walleye vision I bet. I hear it’s going around the Istiophoridae family like a plague. Results seem to agree.

    • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      Forget my original prescription. You can’t light a doober underwater anyway. Perhaps what the entire team needs is to grow bioluminescent illicia like the Lophiiformidae to help illuminate incoming boli and attract more Pudendidae in dimly lit hotel corridors.

      • Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM

        Oh no Gator, You CAN TOO. Not a Doober though, but use a Hookah as a snorkel and you’re set.

        This travel blog photo’s source is TravelPod page: I'd Like To Be Under The Sea & Egypt Wrap Up

  3. cmutimmah - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Wow. Really? Stanton, who came through the system post roid era, who is near normal size for his frame, and has an issue with his eyes something not documented or believed to be equated to steroids/HGH/or any other performance enhancer, is accused. Gotcha. Old Gator KNOWS though…

    Come on Peter Pan, Count Chocula…. get real.

    • jjschiller - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:32 PM

      He’s saying he should smoke pot. Like has glaucoma. Too bad there’s urine tests, he can’t smoke some pot for that glaucoma.

      Come on, man. Lets put our critical thinking caps on before we act a’fool.

  4. purdueman - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Really good pot (or so I’ve been told), can do that to ya! Now all Stanton has to do is run out and buy a turntable and play a few old Led Zepplin records backwards at 78 speed and he’ll likely see Jesus too!!!

    • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:12 PM

      Nahh – he’ll hear “Paul is dead” most likely.

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