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Josh Hamilton is no longer a vampire

Apr 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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For most of his career Josh Hamilton‘s production has declined significantly during day games and for the past several seasons the former MVP tried various remedies to correct his problems hitting in the sun light.

Coming into this season Hamilton’s lifetime OPS was 200 points lower during the day, including a .228 batting average and .631 OPS in the sun last season, but so far this year he’s 12-for-24 (.500) with four homers in afternoon games.

What’s the reason for the sudden ability to hit during the day? Hamilton told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he finally found a combination of eye drops and sun glasses that works and “got it figured out toward the end of last year.”

I’ll just assume Hollywood has already started production on a film trilogy about vampires who take eye drops, wear shades, and post a 1.000 OPS. Can’t be any worse than Twilight.

  1. hasbeen5 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    He obviously drank some of Sookie’s fairy blood.

    • Gobias Industries - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      If that were true there would be cellphone pictures up on Deadspin just like every other time this guy drinks.

      • hasbeen5 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

        Bill Compton took care of those Deadspin guys.

  2. phukyouk - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    A strassburg fastball to the Nuts is better than twilight…..

  3. a125125125 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    So….ah…..are we scared to say the obvious here? (whisper: hangovers)

    • a125125125 - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Josh’s other symptoms include: nausea, headache, and blood shot eyes. But don’t worry, the eye drops are fixing it.

  4. angrycorgi - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    So what are his #s during full-moon appearances??

  5. fhuizar - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    He’s not playing hungover during day games anymore.

    Simple as that

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