Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Batting Stance Guy

A fellow ministry colleague has been gaining some notoriety for his uncanny ability to perform dead-on impressions of Major League Baseball hitters. Gar Ryness, who started his impressions as a kid, has now parlayed this seemingly useless ability into YouTube stardom and an appearance on the Late Night Show with David Letterman.

I actually met Gar a number of years ago through a mutual friend and I distinctly remember his friends egging him on to do the batting stances of popular Major League players of that time. It's amazing how what he refers to as "the least marketable skill in America" has now gained him access to baseball clubhouses and late night television talk shows.

Here's a video of him doing some of the batting stances of today's stars during a visit him the Los Angeles Dodgers. Click here if the video player doesn't show up.

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