4. MLB Darrell Porter, KC Royals/St. Louis Cardinals. Sure Reggie Jackson had 563 career home runs, but Mr. October never had to slide a catcher mask over his glasses!
So, I decided to found the Eyes Hall of Fame, set up for us athletes (professional and amateur) who wore glasses while playing sports.
bullheaded thinking I knew everything.
It brings me back to my little league days. I was in 8th grade and playing my last year of Pony League before I would venture into a rather short lived high school baseball career. I was our team catcher, played some third and first base and occasionally came on in relief, mostly in mop up situations to save the arms of our star pitchers. story about how the ball looked to blurry and I could see the ball much better with my glasses. All my dad would say is the difference, just try it? However, I continued to believe I knew better.
2. NFL Bob Griese, Miami Dolphins. How did someone not take a cheap shot at those things! He beats out Eric Dickerson since Dickerson was such a wimp and had to wear every imaginable pad known to mankind to protect his body.
Lakers. Nuff Said.
Then our assistant coach, Steve helped me out. As we were running our infield drills before a night game (which was treat at the time for an eighth grader to have a game scheduled under the lights) the third basemen threw the ball back into me at the plate, and as the throw came in a little off, Steve reached his bat out to the knock the ball down, but the ball deflected off of Nike Roshe One Flight his fungo and caught me square between the eyes sending my glasses flying apart in two pieces. There was no way I could hit, let alone catch without my glasses NIGHT! I could still see the little smile on my dad face you have to try it look. Oh, he wasn mocking me, it was just his wish come true, that I would have to try something he was ragging me on for two months. That night, my first at bat, I squinted out toward the mound and swung at the first pitch I Nike Roshe Flyknit Black Dark Grey White
3. NHL The Hanson Brothers, Charlestown Chiefs. Yes, they were fictional characters, but they were based on three real brothers (Jeff, Steve, and Jack Carlson).
saw and tapped it back to the pitcher. Same results as before, weak contact if I even made contact at all. But wait! Catcher interferrence was called, so I was awarded a single. My next time up, in the 4th inning, I faced Dan Smith, a kid with a wicked curveball. Again, advice from my dad would be golden. He told me I could hit this kid curveball, I just needed to stay back and wait on it. With two strikes on me, I heard my dad yell TWO from the bleachers. Everyone else probably thought rude to have his dad remind him he has two strikes on him! but I knew what my dad was saying for the curve, his out pitch. Sure enough, I waited back of the big bender and ripped a double down the right field line. My career was reborn!
1. NBA Kurt Rambis, LA Nike Roshe White With Black Swoosh
However, in honor of those players who need some extra optical assistance, I have selected and ranked the top four specs in sports:
Alright, I was doing a little research on the 1972 Miami Dolphins (since I torn between wanting to see Eli Manning win the Superbowl to keep the Championship in the NFL First Family, or Tom Brady to finally be able to shut up the pompous Dolphins team as being the only undefeated team in the NFL) when I stumbled upon a photo of Bob Griese, the quarterback for the Dolphins during that magical season, that jogged my memory and reminded me that Griese, at one time, wore glasses the field!
So remember, whether it your son or daughter who now wears glasses, you can remind them that some of the greatest athletes in their day wore glasses just like they do. For any kid reading this article, one piece of advice from a career little league hitter of .240 listen to your parents advice.
Over the next two games, I would proceed to hit a double and triple in the same inning, and then the following game, hit another double and triple! In the span of three games, I had six hits! From that point on, I never wore glasses again while I played. I only wished that I would have listened to my father advice more and not be so Roshes Nike Shoes
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