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Old 10-17-02, 12:20 AM
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Prettiest swing in baseball?

Does it have to be a lefty, in your mind? Can a right hander have a "pretty" swing? My pick would have to be Bonds. The balance, tempo, and savage power makes it my favorite swing to watch. Honorable mention to Griffey Jr.
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Old 10-17-02, 12:21 AM
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Bonds has the sweetest swing. Griffey's is also nice, agreed.
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Old 10-17-02, 01:02 AM
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Fred McGriff, the swing around the shoulder...nice.
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I like Griffey's swing much better than Bonds'. BB's swing is mostly power. KG's swing has much better balance and is more graceful.
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Lefty - Griffey Jr.
Righty - A-Rod

Overall - Griffey Jr.
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I remember a few years ago in a batting cage, this 10-12 years old kid has A-Rod's swing. The little kid was spread the balls all over with ease. If he don't hang out with the wrong crowd and play some baseball in high school and college, he's gonna make it big time.
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I think honorable mentions should go to Rafael Palmeiro, John Olerud and Edgar Martinez.

As for older players, I was always a fan on Will Clark.

I never saw Ted Williams, but he's counted as one of the greatest hitters of all time... supposedly another sweet swinger.
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Old 10-17-02, 01:39 AM
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Shawn Green has a pretty nice-looking swing as well.
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Nolan Ryan. No question.



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Old 10-17-02, 01:57 AM
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Will Clark, nuff said

That up and coming rookie for the giants.. Tony Torasco is pretty nice as well..

Yo I_Z, did you go to the gym today? I think I am in love with one of the employees.
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Old 10-17-02, 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by grrrah
Will Clark, nuff said

That up and coming rookie for the giants.. Tony Torasco is pretty nice as well..

Yo I_Z, did you go to the gym today? I think I am in love with one of the employees.
No, I didn't go today...haven't gone for a week. Which employee? I think that one Latina girl is cute...about 5'3", 100 lbs. Long, brown hair. I think her name is Jen or something.

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Old 10-17-02, 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by zuffy
I remember a few years ago in a batting cage, this 10-12 years old kid has A-Rod's swing. The little kid was spread the balls all over with ease. If he don't hang out with the wrong crowd and play some baseball in high school and college, he's gonna make it big time.
Did he have a beard? Was his name Danny Almonte?

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Old 10-17-02, 05:06 AM
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Griffey definitely.

I always liked Strawberry's too.
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Old 10-17-02, 09:39 AM
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J. D. Drew

If he made contact on more frequent occasions, it would help some.
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That is strange that nobody mentions righties. I guess it is the flow of the body toward first base. Or maybe it is the camera angle position since it is slightly to the right of the pitcher.
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I think the reason why right-handed swings aren't as "sweet" is because immediately after you take your swing you have to shift your shoulders and feet towards first base, making it less graceful of a finish. If the bases ran clockwise, it would be the right-handers that would have the sweetest swings.
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Old 10-17-02, 11:23 AM
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Split between Griffey and Will The Thrill
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Old 10-17-02, 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by grrrah
Will Clark, nuff said

That up and coming rookie for the giants.. Tony Torasco is pretty nice as well..
I'd like to see "Torcato" DH in the WS. They way it looks now is that Benard has the duty. :!.
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Originally posted by immortal_zeus
No, I didn't go today...haven't gone for a week. Which employee? I think that one Latina girl is cute...about 5'3", 100 lbs. Long, brown hair. I think her name is Jen or something.

The asian one with the nice rack, I mean swing.... man when she does those tricep kickbacks... I've actually had some brief conversations with her, but I think she is seeing someone. d'oh.
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Originally posted by grrrah
The asian one with the nice rack, I mean swing.... man when she does those tricep kickbacks... I've actually had some brief conversations with her, but I think she is seeing someone. d'oh.
What Asian one? Is she new? You're not talking about the short, buff Filipina or the other Filipina who's like an assistant manager or something are you? I don't recall an Asian girl...

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What Asian one? Is she new? You're not talking about the short, buff Filipina or the other Filipina who's like an assistant manager or something are you? I don't recall an Asian girl...

not the short buff one. I don't know if she is Filipina or Vietnamese.. her name sounds more filipina tho... I think she does the new memberships, often sitting bakc by the wall.. works weeknights til 10... umm.. im not a stalker.... I was really close to asking her out last week, but she said she was sick and going home to rest before I could get the question out. I'll be there tonight before 10...
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Old 10-17-02, 12:36 PM
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not the short buff one. I don't know if she is Filipina or Vietnamese.. her name sounds more filipina tho... I think she does the new memberships, often sitting bakc by the wall.. works weeknights til 10... umm.. im not a stalker.... I was really close to asking her out last week, but she said she was sick and going home to rest before I could get the question out. I'll be there tonight before 10...
Okay, I know who you're talking about. Long, brown hair right? She works out with the chubbier Filipina chick and that personal trainer guy, right? She's alright. My friend got pissed at her when he was trying to buy a membership. She was really pushy.

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Okay, I know who you're talking about. Long, brown hair right? She works out with the chubbier Filipina chick and that personal trainer guy, right? She's alright. My friend got pissed at her when he was trying to buy a membership. She was really pushy.

yah thats her.. for the longest time, I just admired her swing/rack... but after talking to her, she's pretty cool.
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julio franco!

oh wait.. no nevermind.

another vote for griffey jr
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Old 10-18-02, 04:09 AM
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Todd Helton's is nice.

I don't know if I would call Mo Vaughn's "pretty" but I love watching his home run swing.
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