May 30, 2012

Jinkies! Freddie Freeman Found His Glasses

I know what you're thinking..."we can put a man on the moon, but we can't get Freddie Freeman some decent glasses?"

Okay.  Maybe not.

Late last week, the Atlanta Braves sophomore slugger took sp,e time off due to, wait for it, "dry eyes".  I joke, but Freeman's condition is actually pretty serious.

"I keep putting myself back to square one when I put the contacts back in," Freeman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Take them out, put drops in, it’s irritating everything again, finally came to the conclusion take a few days and let my eyes rest and do the drops and hopefully that work."

Following a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies in early May, Freeman was diagnosed with corneal abrasions.  The 22-year-old said his vision had deteriorated from a prescription of 1.5 diopters in both eyes to 1.75 in his left and 2.0 in his right.

Not good for a guy who makes his living swinging at things with a bat.

And in case you were curious, Freeman was batting .298 with six home runs and 26 RBI when he left Denver.  In the 16 games after, he hit .150 with just one homer and six knocked in.

But now, dude has some custom made specs and, according to Braves beat writer Mark Bowman...he can see!


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