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Signs of Spring: guys talking about their new batting stance

Jan 16, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

Best Shape of His Life stuff is a clear sign that we’re in the offseason, but an actual harbinger of spring is this kind of thing:


Soon we will see more and more stories about pitchers tweaking their mechanics and stuff, and then you know that spring training is just around the corner.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jan 16, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Here’s a rough sketch of his new stance:


  2. flosox - Jan 16, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Down here it really just goes from Summer to Spring; when the cold fronts come through and drop the temp to 75 you know its almost time!

    Plus I just paid the bill for my Jet Blue Park season tix! Woo Hoo! I’m pretty much nonexistent at work during the month of March.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      I’ve found that the more time I’m on vacation from work the less chance I have of getting fired.

  3. teamobijuan - Jan 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    1) Have goofy looking stance
    2) First move during pitcher’s release is to return to normal adult baseball player stance
    3) Feel silly

    • zipsports - Jan 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      I have tried explaining this to my eight year old nephew a thousand times. When he plays, he tries imitating players batting stances. Have tried telling him it does not really matter how a hitter stands, they all basically get into the same position to start their swing.

  4. zzalapski - Jan 16, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    What’s the over/under on when a photo of an equipment bag on a field appears for the first time?

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