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    Good to see him back in the US - especially so we can see and comment on his batting stance again. Anyone know if he's still using the unorthodox open stance? I hope it didn't get tweaked while he was in Japan.

    Decent pick up for the Twins too - but I'm a little biased after the great seasons he had with the Jays and Expos.

  • #2
    He was using that stance with the Expos.
    Cool but weird, also...effective.
    Cristobal

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    • #3
      It gives me a warm feeling inside just remembering that stance.

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      • #4
        He was still using that stance in Japan, here is some video of him batting over there.

        It is also video of the pitcher scaring himself thinking Batista was charging the mound, but he was just taking a wide turn I guess.

        http://gorillamask.net/batista.shtml

        Hope you all can watch it, its a good clip.

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        Last edited by grizzly451; 04-18-2006, 03:27 PM.

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        • #5
          Tony Batista...only guy i can think of capable of hitting 30 homers and still having a lower OPS than Neifi Perez.
          RIP Dimebag, Mitch, John, & Grey Cat

          AUXILIUM MEUM A DOMINO

          Angel of Death
          Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
          Infamous butcher,
          Angel of Death

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          • #6
            batista

            Yea I'm hopin Batista will be the 30 hr guy. He adds something to the lineup that everyone can build on. He'll help out people and be helped out by people, even though he strikes out a lot. It's not a great lineup, but certainly won't be last in the majors in runs scored again.

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            • #7
              With his decline, I'm probably hoping he gets injured unless he's really workign the glove. Ughh.
              (fantasy football)
              JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
              DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
              JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].

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              • #8
                This guy is amazing, the stance is bizzare, but the guy can hit when the team needs him to
                I've seen him play when he was in Montreal
                REMEMBER THE EXPOS

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                • #9
                  huh. he didn't retire yet???

                  i guess they really dont like koskie anymore.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ricky151
                    i guess they really dont like koskie anymore.
                    Hahaha you're right, now I like him
                    You know, it's all about that Toronto vs Montreal affair..(I'm a Montrealer)
                    We hate them, they hate us..
                    REMEMBER THE EXPOS

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                    • #11
                      During his last season with the Expos he started off very slow but finished with a bang. In the first 2 months of the season he had only 4 HR's. He finished the year with 32 taters. His Career splits indicate this is the norm, but 2004 seemed to be an exagerrated version of this.

                      Great Stance. I don't know if it's the stance that does it, but when he hits a HR, it's almost always a bomb. It's either all or nothing with this guy. No squeakers.
                      Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                      • #12
                        Very ackward stance! Had 40 HR power for the Jays, but never duplicated those stats at all.

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                        • #13
                          How's Tony doin'. I hope he will crank out around 30 homers again. Maybe he can get that BA. up and can become a pretty decent player.
                          Simply... TAKING BACK THE EAST IN 2007

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                          • #14
                            He is still using the open stance. I went to the weekend series against the Yankees. Seemed to have his hitting timing down, but his range leaves something to be desired! Still fun to watch him hit, even with the expanding waistline .

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