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Sweetest Swing....still Griffey?

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Postby Tavish » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:03 pm

blankman wrote:Bags has the ugliest stance; I don't see how he doesn't just fall over standing like that. 8-o

Tony Batista has the ugliest stance I have ever seen. Bagwell's "I'm about to crap my pants" stance is close though.
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Postby Quaker » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:15 pm

slomo007 wrote:
G-Man wrote:griffey seems the consensus for sweetest swing (no surprise), but I am tempted to also anoint him "worst speed out of the box whenever he hits a ball out of the infield" (ie he is stopping to admire basically every ball he hits well and is resultingly getting alot of long singles).

He's doing this to avoid injuries I think...something which I can't say I blame him for.

Did you see the game yesterday? In his first at bat, Griffey hammered a pitch to the wall, and just stared at it. It ended up being a single when it should have been a double. It wasn't to avoid an injury, he thought he was admiring #499.

At least his second at bat was legged out for a double.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:18 pm

I missed the game yesterday...but that's interesting. Either way, from a fantasy perspective I hope he "admires" every shot....he's carrying my team right now.

With Adam Dunn hitting behind him anyways, it doesn't matter if Griffey is on 1st or 3rd...because Dunn either walks, strikes out, or homers.
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Postby almach79 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:48 am

I grew up a Giants fan, and seeing Edmunds swing reminds me of Will Clark. Griffy hands down is still the best swing, followed by edmunds
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Postby KULCAT » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:07 am

Marcus Giles doesnt havea pretty swing but i love it, he looks like he´s ready to murder the ball.
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Postby mwb743s » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:19 am

Yeah Griffey is sweet, but Pujols and Edmonds have some ridiculous swings, when Edmonds connects it is sweet but Pujols hits the ball......alot. I am actually surprised at the lack of responses for him. He truly looks effortless when he connects. He is so calm and cool inside that little box it is amazing
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Postby TheArch1tect » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:31 am

dude Pedro Martinez has the greatest swing.

did you see when he knocked out zimmer? bam! what a swing!
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Postby quickfingerz » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:20 pm


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his swing doesn't get the respect because it's very compact (not to mention he swings a 30-31 ounce bat) so there's no time to admire it but watch his swing in slow motion and you'll be in admiration
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