Hamilton was recently informed by the Rangers’ medical staff that because of his blue eyes, he has more difficulty filtering out glare than players with darker irises, and that could explain the disparity in his offensive production from day games to night games.
As one of the few blue-eyed members of the Mets, Bay can identify with Hamilton.
“I don’t know the exact correlation,” Bay said, “but I do know that if you have blue eyes you are more susceptible to brightness or whatever. I know that, and I do have very blue eyes.”
Most hitters have more difficulty seeing the ball during the day, but for Hamilton the numbers are radically different.