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Freddie Freeman homers in first at-bat with “sports glasses”

May 30, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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I worry about Craig’s health after this one.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman launched a home run in his first plate appearance of Wednesday evening’s game against the Cardinals. He hadn’t played since last Friday because of comfort issues with his contacts — brought on by eye dryness.

Freeman recieved custom-made glasses Wednesday morning and saw the ball well in batting practice.’s Mark Bowman took the shot below of the specs. It’s a look with the potential to be a sensation.


Freeman hit a double in his second at-bat of the night and an RBI single in his fifth at-bat, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. The Braves defeated the Cardinals 10-7 in Atlanta.

  1. randygnyc - May 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    He should just used some Vagasil for the dryness.

  2. ptfu - May 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    See ball, hit ball. Baseball is a simple game :-) Presumably the specs will help his fielding too.

    Freeman’s gonna need a handle. Sabo-metric?

    • jimmymarlinsfan - May 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      That’s what I’m sayin

  3. mississippimusicman - May 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    My six year old son, who got glasses three weeks ago, watched this one with me. His take on the whole thing? He doesn’t want to wear his glasses now, because Chip, Joe and whatshisface were cracking jokes about them. Took me four innings to spackle over the damage.

    • jimbo1949 - May 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM

      because Chip, Joe and whatshisface are perfect…..assholes

  4. mashoaf - May 31, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    What a hipster

  5. drunkenhooliganism - May 31, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Some show on sprout (It’s what you let your two year old watch when you should be enjoying quality time with them, but instead want to be left the @#$% alone) calls vegetables “sports candy” or something like that.

    My kids think that renaming veggies is no more effective than renaming dork glasses.

  6. jlovenotjlo - May 31, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    more like nerd goggles

  7. pellypell - May 31, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Hipster Craig:

  8. Jonny 5 - May 31, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Dude’s got P.E.G’s

  9. harrysatchel - May 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Rec Specs 2.0

  10. The Dangerous Mabry - May 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Ricky Vaughn approves. Though he should have gone for the skull-and-crossbones in the middle. It really jazzes them up.

  11. schuckme - Jun 1, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    Rick Vaughn anybody? instead of a pitchers entry song His walk to the batters box music should sound a little like..Wild Thingg, you make my heart singg..

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