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    Batters Box Rituals

    I love how Phillips gets settled into the batters box and then windmills the bat 7 or 8 times. Sean Casey had a fancy ritual of fidgeting, pulling, tugging, etc etc.

    What batter has the weridest or most elaborate batters box ritual?
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    I always liked how Dante Bichette twirled his bat.

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Mike Hargrove, the Human Time Delay.

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Use to love to watch Morgan and the elbow "hitch".
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Watch Q McC next time he comes in to PH..... he looks like gumby, and not in a funny green ball of clay way. More of a "please stop you're scaring the kids" way.
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Nomar

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Casey's ritual annoyed me.

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    Leaving Sean Casey off the list would be insanity. I know he had a system, but his batting glove adjustment, hip twitching, and butt shaking used to drive me nuts. Also Quinton McCracken all that movement, just goes to show you how he justifies taking a shower after a game, he breaks a sweat getting into hitting position, and then running 85 feet. The last 5 are towards the dugout.
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    John Kruk whenever he had to face Randy Johnson
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    There wasn't that much body movement but there seemed to be something menacing about the way George Foster waved his bat over the plate.

    Harry "The Hat" Walker took his hat off between every pitch

    The Hal Morris 2-step

    Stargell used to twirl is bat around and around
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    How Hal Morris ever made it to the Majors without some coach nailing his back foot to the ground has always amazed me. I suppose it's because he always hit, but it goes against everything you're taught.

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    What about Terry Pendeltons, crotch-grab, cup adjustment, classic.

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    Sammy Sosa's little kissing his fingers routine always made me want to punch an infant, how I prayed he would poke himself in the eye.

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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    I've always like Ichiros ritual, holding the bat parallel to the ground and the sleeve pull....looks very confident.
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    Re: Batters Box Rituals

    if you watch phillips he will glance at the bat every time he windmills it


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