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redsrule2500
05-02-2007, 01:27 PM
I believe it is the nicest looking swing in all of baseball. I love it, perfection at the plate!

redsfan30
05-02-2007, 01:56 PM
If there's a prettier swing, I'd like to see it.

klw
05-02-2007, 02:31 PM
Not saying it is better but I have always thought that Michael Tucker's swing looks alot like JR's.

http://www.tcoletribalrugs.com/resources/BASEBALL/tucker_69431.jpg http://img.search.com/thumb/f/f1/Baseball_ken_griffey_jr_2004.jpg/250px-Baseball_ken_griffey_jr_2004.jpg



Here's a link to the slow motion video of Jr's swing
http://pic.segaa.net/display.php?album=440&pos=4&PHPSESSID=641c1ee5599550c0299207cbc6351357

Razor Shines
05-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Before Griff, I loved Will Clark's swing. I really like Chipper Jones' left handed swing as well, it looks a lot like Clark's swing. But yeah, I'd say Jr's is better than all of theirs.

jimbo
05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
Besides Griffey, I have always loved Manny Ramirez's swing. I think he has one of the purest and most natural swings in baseball today.

klw
05-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Here we can teach ourselves the swing.
http://www.onlinesports.com/pages/I,CP-BSINS15.html

http://www.onlinesports.com/images/cp-bsins15.gif

PickOff
05-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Beltran - I like his stance better, swings are about the same.

WMR
05-02-2007, 02:46 PM
I don't think it's better than Junior, and I dislike what he stands for as a player, but I love watching Gary Sheffield "attack" a pitch with that bat rocking back and forth.

Degenerate39
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I love Griffey's stance and his swing. Truely a HOFer

dabvu2498
05-02-2007, 02:50 PM
I always loved Fred McGriff's "one-handed wrap-around" finish. He could hit a little too.

klw
05-02-2007, 02:58 PM
http://www.swingtraining.net/top10.html
Here is a link to swing clips from 06.

TheBurn
05-02-2007, 03:11 PM
Yes. I've thought so even before he was a Red... :cool:

Eric_Davis
05-02-2007, 03:34 PM
You know how some kids practice the swings of players,....and some are better than others at it. I've got to say that my son was great at it, and his Junior swing was perfect (he probably saw it over a 1000 times as a Mariner).

Even watching him do it, it looks like the perfect swing. You have to stand and admire your shot, too.

RANDY IN INDY
05-02-2007, 05:34 PM
I kinda like my son's swing.;)

Matt700wlw
05-02-2007, 05:39 PM
You will get no argument from me about the beauty of Griffey's swing.

guttle11
05-02-2007, 05:41 PM
I definitely agree. The swing last night was perfection.

I love watching Vlad hit as well. Not something you teach, but amazing to see.

Marc D
05-02-2007, 06:01 PM
No argument here on JR's swing. John Olerud's was pretty sweet as well.

Best swing regardless of sport has to be golfer Ernie Els. You talk about effortless power and a man born to swing a club. Thing of beauty.

Ltlabner
05-02-2007, 06:06 PM
I definitely agree. The swing last night was perfection.

I love watching Vlad hit as well. Not something you teach, but amazing to see.


I'm still pumped thinking about Jr's bomb last night. He crushed that ball to mars.

In fact, the pitch right before that, I thought he jacked based on the swing (foul ball). I was just posting in chat how I missread it when Jr unloaded on the next pitch.

StillFunkyB
05-02-2007, 06:12 PM
I agreed.

I was also a big fan of Will Clark.

Handofdeath
05-02-2007, 08:44 PM
I always thought Reggie Jackson had a great swing. Ugliest, by far, Chris Chambliss.

redsrule2500
05-02-2007, 08:59 PM
Yes. I've thought so even before he was a Red... :cool:

As did I...when I was younger I tore out pics of Jr. swinging in mags and hung it up in my room when he was on Mariners. I'm glad to not feel like a 'fair weather' fan of sorts :)

Razor Shines
05-02-2007, 09:03 PM
Edgar Martinez had the best looking right handed swing, IMO.

OldRightHander
05-02-2007, 11:43 PM
I've always wondered why lefties have the prettiest swings. Why is it that you just don't find a right hander with a swing like that?

Razor Shines
05-03-2007, 12:04 AM
I've always wondered why lefties have the prettiest swings. Why is it that you just don't find a right hander with a swing like that?

Well like I said, I think Edgar Martinez's swing was like that. It is odd though.

WVPacman
05-03-2007, 12:48 AM
There are two ways I look at Jrs swing, When he swings and hits the ball really well for extra bases or homerun then it is the prettyest swing in baseball.Now when he can't see the ball very good or when he is in a bad slump then is swing is awful b/c that isn't the swing that we all loved to watch.


I always liked Will Clarks swing b/c it was the perfect swing and it was so smooth.I also liked Kevin Mitchell's swing,His stance looked diferent for some odd reason.He had a smooth swing but he also jumped out of his shoes when he saw a pitch he could drive.

camisadelgolf
05-03-2007, 05:47 AM
Hal Morris

. . . but seriously, I don't understand how you could disagree with Griffey having the prettiest swing in baseball.

KronoRed
05-03-2007, 09:35 AM
It's a nice swing, when he's on the bat almost seems to wait in the zone for the ball to arrive.

reds1869
05-03-2007, 11:02 AM
A beautiful swing indeed. I've always thought Jr. had the best...so smooth and powerful, and obviously deadly effective.

klw
05-03-2007, 02:25 PM
I've always wondered why lefties have the prettiest swings. Why is it that you just don't find a right hander with a swing like that?

I have always assumed that it is because of the need to run towards first. the left handed hitter can follow through in a turning manner into the run while a rightie must stop the momentum to run.

reds1869
05-03-2007, 04:02 PM
I have always assumed that it is because of the need to run towards first. the left handed hitter can follow through in a turning manner into the run while a rightie must stop the momentum to run.

That's a heck of a point you've got there. Of course, I have an ugly swing no matter which side I bat from. :)

redsrule2500
05-04-2007, 09:23 AM
I have always assumed that it is because of the need to run towards first. the left handed hitter can follow through in a turning manner into the run while a rightie must stop the momentum to run.

I've always heard that this is why there are higher percentage of lefties in baseball than in the population. I don't know if that makes much sense, however.

camisadelgolf
05-04-2007, 04:43 PM
I've always heard that this is why there are higher percentage of lefties in baseball than in the population. I don't know if that makes much sense, however.

My theory on it is that there are more right-handed pitchers, and left-handed hitters see the ball better from them, and to balance that out, left-handed pitchers always have a job.