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Baseball: Even if Bonds did Steroids, his swing is still amazing..

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posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 06:16 PM
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Although steroids maybe have played a factor in Bonds's success, he still have one of the sweetest and most compact swings in baseball. When he was younger, his father had him do a drill where Barry would have a glove on and stand in his batting stance. His dad would throw a pitch and Bonds would catch it in the area where his bat would be had he swung. This improved how he would choose a pitch. Also too, Bonds has a short swing, literally starting from his back shoulder blade and ending about a foot in front of his chest. Because of this, he basically punches the ball. But what makes the ball go far for him (other than allegedly using steroids to build himself up) is his hip action. He is able turn his hips in a blink of an eye, which has a domino effect on his swing. He swings his hips quickly, which acclerates his bat, which crushes the ball, which generally lands in McCovey Cove and finally, which generally has a swarm of fans in kayaks with fishnets all in a mad scramble.




posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 06:46 PM
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I agree that there is alot of skill involved in hitting Major League pitching. Steroids will not help you hit the ball, it will make you hit it farther, and i will have zero respect for Bonds when he finally fesses up to being a "Roid Rager".



posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 02:46 PM
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Great points, Teddy. BTW, welcome to the site, feel free to give us an introduction!



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