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    Lasik Surgery

    I was watching MLB Network last night and they mentioned that Dan Uggla is out becuase he is going to get Lasik surgery.

    He is batting .186 with 146 K's.

    The way that Todd Frazier is swinging the bat, you might think it is time for him to try the surgery too. I am sorry, but that swing against the pitch that was a foot outside and in the dirt was unbelievable.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Does Todd even have a vision problem? Or just a "mechanically-unsound-swing" problem?

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by BungleBengals View Post
    I was watching MLB Network last night and they mentioned that Dan Uggla is out becuase he is going to get Lasik surgery.

    He is batting .186 with 146 K's.

    The way that Todd Frazier is swinging the bat, you might think it is time for him to try the surgery too. I am sorry, but that swing against the pitch that was a foot outside and in the dirt was unbelievable.

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    My first thought would be, that before giving Frazier eye surgery I would determine whether he actually has a vision problem. Having unnecessary surgery is normally not prudent.

    You can't go giving eye surgery to everyone who makes really bad swings. Otherwise you're going to have give surgery to Phillips, Bruce, and Mesoraco while you're at it. And being in a division chase, I don't think it makes sense to give surgery to half the starting line-up.

    Frazier has had a huge hitch in his swing since he was drafted. He takes so long to load his swing, I get the feeling that he is up there guessing more than the average guy because he needs to start his swing so early. He's a talented enough guy to produce at the major league level, but with his particular style I think he is going to look pretty stupid up there. My point being, this isn't a new thing for Frazier, and I doubt a vision problem is the motivation for his terrible swings.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by BungleBengals View Post
    I was watching MLB Network last night and they mentioned that Dan Uggla is out becuase he is going to get Lasik surgery.

    He is batting .186 with 146 K's.

    The way that Todd Frazier is swinging the bat, you might think it is time for him to try the surgery too. I am sorry, but that swing against the pitch that was a foot outside and in the dirt was unbelievable.

    Thoughts?
    If his visual acuity (which can be tested easily) is normal, then Todd's problem is most likely that he can't recognize pitches, not that he can't see them.

    If his vision is abnormal, then glasses or corrective vision surgery is the answer

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Is there any evidence Frazier has vision problems? Maybe he should get a vasectomy too.
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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    I'm sure as part of their normal physicals they have their eyes checked every year. I doubt Frazier needs any vision correction. Just a hitting approach correction.
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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Frazier needs a blood transfusion from Joey Votto.
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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Tiger Woods had lasik done to get his vision to 20/15. If I was a millionaire baseball player, I'd consider paying a few grand to get better-than-human vision.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    swing transplant? I vote we clone a Tony Perez swing here
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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Maybe we should just skip the exam and diagnosis steps and have the whole team undergo LASIK? I'm sure there's at least one opthalmologic surgeon without a license that would do it.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    All Reds draftees should undergo mandatory surgery the day after they are signed: Tommy John for pitchers, LASIK for position players.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Frazier needs a blood transfusion from Joey Votto.
    In theory this makes perfect sense. In practical terms, I don't think Frazier could survive an injection of Votto blood. Charlie Sheen on the other hand...
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    Tiger Woods had lasik done to get his vision to 20/15. If I was a millionaire baseball player, I'd consider paying a few grand to get better-than-human vision.
    Yeah but then you run the risk of going blind and having to look like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Yeah but then you run the risk of going blind and having to look like this

    Blind you say? Now it all makes sense...
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Not to threadjack, but I have a question:

    Setting aside the legalities, what's the moral difference between a player that gets the Lasik medical treatment to improve his performance and a player who uses PEDs to improve his?
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