The Baseball Lab: Why Do Players Wear Sunglasses?

Many Boston Red Sox players wear some pretty fancy sunglasses or eye black during day games. The players, though, aren’t just trying to make a fashion statement. The eyewear helps players avoid the sun while tracking down fly balls.

“NESN Clubhouse” host Gary Striewski went to American University and learned why sunglasses and eye black are so important. Check out the video above to learn more.

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