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Postby slomo007 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:20 am

Griffey, no comparison.
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Postby trac02 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:47 am

Griffey's great but I'll always have a place in my heart for Olerud's sweet swing that won him the batting title in 1993. Beautiful. Then the Jays tried getting him to pull everything and screwed him up for years. :-t
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Postby benjapage » Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:50 am

i hate to be the sheep, but man, my mother saw griffey's 494th yesterday during the marlins game. this woman knows nothing about baseball. not a damned thing. she saw that swing, and i quote, "my dear lord. that was beautiful. will they show it again?"

when the replay came up again, kept repeating, "just look at it."

that's saying something.

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Postby slomo007 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:31 am

When I have kids, and teach them how to play baseball, I will show them nothing but tapes of Griffey's swing, and tell them that's what the perfect swing should be like. He has never (as far as I remember) gotten hurt swinging the bat despite his numerous fielder/running injuries, because it is just so effortless. He doesn't go up to the plate trying to just kill the ball like Sexson or Bonds, he goes up to the plate casually and just simply uses physics to his advantage.

Perfect is the only word to describe it IMO.

Good story about your mother by the way, and I agree with her...it's the most beautful swing I've ever seen.
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Postby dicehound » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:58 pm

benjapage wrote:i hate to be the sheep, but man, my mother saw griffey's 494th yesterday during the marlins game. this woman knows nothing about baseball. not a damned thing. she saw that swing, and i quote, "my dear lord. that was beautiful. will they show it again?"

when the replay came up again, kept repeating, "just look at it."

that's saying something.


That's a great story. I agree that of current ballplayers Griffey's swing is unmatchable... my all time favorite to watch would have to be George Brett though.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:12 pm

Call me a homer, but I could watch Pujols, Edmonds, and Junior all day. ;-D
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:13 pm

benjapage wrote:i hate to be the sheep, but man, my mother saw griffey's 494th yesterday during the marlins game. this woman knows nothing about baseball. not a damned thing. she saw that swing, and i quote, "my dear lord. that was beautiful. will they show it again?"

when the replay came up again, kept repeating, "just look at it."

that's saying something.

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LOL can't argue with at story like that though. ;-D
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Postby mcmahojl » Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:34 pm

How about Will Clark? Unbelieveabe. Raffy and Griff right behind...
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Postby The Jury » Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:58 pm

It's still Junior, just too nice - too bad he aint using that sweetness to belt 56 homers lately :~(

Jason Giambi also has a pretty jazzy swing. I wouldn't say it's a sweet swing, but there's a huge amount of weight transfer and vertical movement.. it looks spiffy :-D
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Postby DK » Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:11 pm

Edmonds has a pretty stroke. The way Gwynn used to tag the ball wasn't half bad, either.
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