Joe Kelly does not wear glasses as a hitter because he sees too well with them

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly does something extremely unconventional when he plays. The man wears eye glasses when he’s on the mound, but not when he’s batting at the plate.

It makes very little sense that Kelly wouldn’t use glasses for both situations since glasses, you know, help you see, but his reason for not wearing the glasses as a hitter might be odder than his decision not to wear them.

According to TBS reporter Craig Sager, the reason Kelly does not wear his glasses to hit is because he sees too well with them. When Kelly wears his glasses as a hitter, he picks up the spin on the ball, gets excited and anxious, and swings at everything. I guess that’s a bad thing for him.

You have players going out and getting LASIK eye surgery so they can see better at the plate. Joe Kelly? Guy is trying to see worse. Unreal.

Cardinals P Joe Kelly wrote a hilarious essay in elementary school

Joe-Kelly-CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly is exactly where he wants to be in life. We know this because the the 25-year-old wrote an essay in elementary school that predicted his future. As of now, he’s right on schedule.

Earlier this summer, Kelly shared a photo of the essay he wrote when he was just a young lad. In it, he predicted that he would be a professional baseball player in 10 years. Although he may not be the home run hitter that he envisioned, the baseball part worked out as planned. We’re praying the rest also comes to fruition. Read the letter and you’ll see why:


I don’t know how Kelly was given a “B” for being such an incredible dreamer, but that essay looked perfect to me. Who doesn’t want to be an MLB player and then scuba dive for gold? Confidence at a young age is the key to success in adulthood.

H/T Eye on Baseball