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You have nice blue eyes…and man can you rake

Gerald Schifman of Hardball Times looks at the impact of eye color on day/night splits. The prevailing wisdom was that batter with light eye color were more sensitive to glare and thus would not perform as well in day games. But it turns out the data says otherwise, the lightest blue-eyed players hit better in the daytime. There’s probably still work to be done here but, for now, the Cubs are safe to play Kris Bryant in the daytime.

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