Remember how earlier in the season Upton hurt his thumb? Well guess what, it's still hurt. I'd go so far as to guess he may even need surgery. No one else has noticed the giant wrapping on his batting gloves? No one else has noticed everytime he gets on base he puts a splint on his thumb? Make no mistake, I'm not a big Upton fan... but it seems to me the reason for his lack of good play this year is obvious. He's got a bad thumb.