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    What Was the Very First Baseball Player Mannerism You Copied as a Kid?

    Stealing this one from Twitter.

    Growing up playing, I remember trying to stand upright in the box like Griffey did.
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    Also remember trying to do the Japanese pitching delivery

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    Charged the mound at 8 years old after seeing bench clearing brawl the previous night. That, and fixing my balls while spitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post


    Also remember trying to do the Japanese pitching delivery
    That would be Korean (Nomo)

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    Big baseball guy here. 'Twas my life, really.

    1) Like Mikey above, spitting. always spitting. Three separate distinctive spits between pitches. Always. Never missed it.
    2) Pissing on my hands. Vladdy and Posada did it, I didn't wear homo-erotic batting gloves and I thought I was Reed Johnson so I had to do it. It works, too.
    3) I saw a girl at a fastball game once who did the Nomar Garciaparra routine while at bat. I had to have her. Dated for over a year.

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    Gary Carter batting stance. Wearing sunglasses at bat like Mookie Wilson.

    In hockey... Weird stick tapping the net ritual that I believe Sean Burke used to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    That would be Korean (Nomo)
    Japanese (Nomo)

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    Stealing bases Ricky Henderson style.
    I was also the only kid at camp who would appeal check swings (or ask for an appeal while playing as a first baseman).
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Japanese (Nomo)
    Holy shit, I've been living a lie

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    Will Clark's swing
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    Gary Sheffield's bat wiggle.

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    earliest one I can remember is trying to model my stance after Chuck Knoblauch's gross disgusting stance. needless to say I didnt last long in baseball
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    Tried Stan the Man's stance

    And failed miserably

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    Gary Sheffield's bat wiggle.
    Ditto


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    Pointing out my home run towards center field. Fail.
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    Wade Boggs' in-flight beverage consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDougalfaschnitzer View Post
    Wade Boggs' in-flight beverage consumption.

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