30 Apr 2008
Thanks to Mitchell for pointing out that Phil Hughes can’t see. Reading the story immediately made me think of the movie "Major League". Vaughn, played by Charlie Sheen, is a top rookie pitcher, but his blurry vision makes him wild. He gets fitted for glasses and goes on to dominate. If you think about it, the Yankees have a lot of similarities with that movie. Shelley Duncan could be Cerrano and A-Rod certainly has some Roger Dorn in him.
But I digress, the real point is how do the Yankees fix this problem? If the guy can’t see the catcher’s glove or the signs, it would explain a lot. One thing, for his career and the sample size is small, his ERA in the day is almost twice that of his ERA at night so the numbers don’t back up the claim.