Batting Stance Guy

27 02 2011

Every baseball player has a unique routine when they get into the batter’s box.

Between leg placement, hand placement, bend in the knees and swings in general… you’re hard pressed to find two identical stances and swings.

There have been more than a century’s worth of ballplayers with their own unique quirks… and this guy knows just about every one of them.

Meet Gar Ryness.

Or as most know him: The Batting Stance Guy.

For a baseball fan, this is just awesome.

He does Manny Ramirez, Big Papi, Cal Ripken Jr., Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, Rod Carew, Willie Stargell… he does a fair amount on this Letterman appearance.

And they’re all spot on even with his funny and drastic over-exaggerations.

With me being an Angels fan, I found the one he did for the past and present Angels to be pretty hilarious.

He even goes on the field in front of players and does their swings. This guy’s the man.

He had Ryan Howard going.

He made Mark Teixeira crack up (still don’t like you).

He even got crazy ol’ Manny Ramirez rolling.

And one of my favorite swings has to be Vladimir Guerrero and even he couldn’t help but laugh.

Gar Ryness, ladies and gentlemen.

Links I Like – Nyjer Morgan Goes Loco

3 09 2010

Four things have gotten the Nationals in the sports headlines this year:

  1. Stephen Strasburg was called up to the majors.
  2. Stephen Strasburg needs Tommy John surgery 2 1/2 months later.
  3. The Washington Nationals continue their trend of being straight up awful.
  4. Nyjer Morgan goes ape s*** in some way, shape or form.

The latter of those four has been a subject of daily baseball talk for the past week it seems.

There’s really no other way to say it but Nyjer Morgan has straight up lost his mind.

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Links I Like – Aroldis Chapman’s Heat

1 09 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 was a big day that Cincinnati Reds fans will not soon forget.

It marked the debut of one of the most highly touted arms not named Stephen Strasburg that the game of baseball had seen in a long, long time.

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