Batting Stance Guy: Top 10 Traded Stances

Perhaps I am alone in my undue affinity of batting stances (I am not), but allow me to indulge in one of my favorite baseball minstrels, that Batting Stance Guy.

Regard, nerds, not only his flair for the follow-through, but his utter disregard of the whiffed whiffle ball from the Marco Scutaro at bat:

Other assorted notes:

• The Ichiro Suzuki follow-through: Hahaha!
• The Kevin Youkilis follow-through: Hahaha!
• The Jim Thome follow-through: Hahaha!

Hat tip: Rob Neyer.



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Person

He truly reduces the Youkilis stance to the absurdity that it is.

Resolution
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Resolution

Makes you realize that while there are certainly flaws in hitting mechanics, there’s really no perfect or ideal mechanics and that it’s all just randomness…

Bryz
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You should see when he did Playoff-Intensity Youk. Same goofy stance, but with a bucket of water to simulate how sweaty Youk gets.

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