BOSTON — There’s something about the Fenway Park interview room that makes new players open up about their eyesight.
Jake Peavy talked about his poor eyesight during his introductory press conference last season, and Ryan Roberts discussed his battle with astigmatism Monday while speaking with reporters for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Roberts’ discussion was somewhat of an eye-opener — pun very much intended — because the new Red Sox infielder revealed his vision actually improved during spring training with the Chicago Cubs without him doing a single thing differently. Roberts said his vision previously was 20/15 in his left eye and 20/25 in his right eye but that his vision since has improved to 20/14.2 in his left eye and 20/14.3 in his right eye.
“I didn’t do anything, just same old routine. Didn’t wear glasses. I didn’t stick with it,” Roberts explained of the odd development. “I just tried to trust that all I’ve done is see baseballs and just trust that I could stick with that, and God blessed me to change my eyesight.”
Roberts said he had contacts and glasses to help with his astigmatism issues, though he rarely wore them.
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