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Moment of Levity: Batting Stance Guy

Say you're an ice fisherman in Florida or, perhaps, an air conditioning repairman in Alaska. You'd probably think you had the least marketball skill in America.

Well, at least according to one man's web site (we know, such scientific data), you have to take a back seat to this guy, who's ridiculously obscure talent is rapidly becoming more marketable, all because he's so acutely accurate and because, hey, the internet is a wonderful place.

Baseball Insider, meet Batting Stance Guy, a man who guards his secrets (like where he's from and where he lives) but has gained admirers throughout the sports community, Admirers like Boston radio station WEEI, which commissioned him to do video recaps of Games 4, 5 and 6 of the ALCS last week.

Make no mistake, Batting Stance Guy isn't just a glory hunter, either. Long before they were en route to the World Series, BSG had already started refining his Rays imitations, and he has a "best of" Nationals/Expos lineup he can trot out as well. Big Pirates fan? Get your Bobby Bonilla impersonations right here.

While you might think that players haven't noticed, you'd be wrong. Just watch Vlad Guerrero's reaction to an imitation of one of his trademark bombs here, or Mark Teixeira lose it after he fails to catch BSG off guard by turning him around and making him bat lefty.

There are other lineups he probably does better, but we'd be remiss without bringing you his best-of lineups for World Series combatants Tampa Bay and Philadelphia, below. Enjoy the retro Devil Rays hat and the authenticity in BSG doing the Rays lineup before the season. After all, he gets rolling with a "we've officially jumped the shark here, right?"

And now, the Phitin' Phils:

By Cameron Smith  |  October 21, 2008; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  Angels , Phillies , Pirates , Rays , Red Sox  
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Loved the article! Love to hear more about this guy. Thanks so much

Posted by: Anony | October 22, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

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