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10. April 2011
Baseball is back. A week and a half of baseball is in the books. Each week we’ll bring you the three things you missed. Want professionals in suits talking to you? Well, you know where to find them. I speak for the people, the downtrodden, the nerds. Those that love baseball so much they failed [...]
4. April 2011
April 4th, 2011: Amazing hidden camera footage of what appears to be CBS announcer Jim Nantz rehearsing his final buzzer Nantzisms as he drives to Reliant Stadium in houston. (Or what I think is going through his head). Ode to Jim Sackel for inspiration.
7. March 2011
There’s really no good reason Manny Ramirez should ever be chasing a wiffle ball bat for someone, we don’t know why he did it for us, but he did. Thanks Manny. The AP says what this is better than we could. “Gar Ryness is known as the ‘Batting Stance Guy’. He does impressions of major leaguers in their batting stances. Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez loved his mimickry.” “Loved” is a relative term. Enjoy.
4. October 2010
The regular season has ended. Already?! One must focus on the last week in order to know what is next. – ancient Chinese sage once said. Well we do that here. Playoffs are set. Records were attained. Even The Hoff will be referenced. It’s the Week in Review!
29. July 2010
Nats fans, if you missed BSG at the ballpark last night, fear not, the good folks at MASN made sure to capture the magic for us all. Check it out as BSG breaks down the Nationals starting lineup for Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight. Thanks to everyone who came out to the park, to MASN for taking such good care of us, and to Ray Knight just for being Ray Knight. Enjoy!
16. July 2010
BSG had quite the week at the All-Star Game thanks to the good folks at Lexus and Yardbarker. We’d like to thank all the fans who played along at FanFest and to everyone who’s followed the action here on bsg.com this week. So as the 2nd half of the 2010 season gets underway, we bid adieu to Anaheim with a little game of Angels trivia with some Halos’ faithful. Who knows their team better?
15. July 2010
BSG just had too many good ideas for Bud Selig to fit into one video. So it’s time for round 2 of his baseball innovations pitch to the fans at the All-Star FanFest. A “singing” penalty for relief pitchers, required tweets from scoring position, gifts from the crowd… at first base; these are just a few of the gems BSG tossed to the crowd. You decide what to get on the commissioner’s desk..
14. July 2010
When you make it your business to know the stance of every player in baseball, past and present, you get pretty familiar with the fashion trends from around the league. BSG fancies himself something of a jersey connoisseur, so the scene at the All-Star FanFest and Home Run Derby was a veritable buffet of nostalgic delights. Follow along as he scours the crowd at Angel Stadium looking for fans with an eye for the obscure.
14. July 2010
BSG was so inspired by the good folks at Lexus and their passionate pursuit of automotive innovation that he scoured the crowd at the All-Star FanFest to find the best ideas for innovating America’s game. The letter may already be in the mail to Bud Selig on this list (cause we got some real winners here) but don’t let that stop you from chiming in. Just think of these as a starting point. So here they are, from the 2010 All-Star game, BSG’s “Baseball Innovations,” Volume 1.
13. July 2010
Coming off an evening that saw the National League win it’s first All-Star Game since 1996, New York Times national baseball reporter, Tyler Kepner might want to change his answer on “story of the year” in Major League Baseball, but we’ll cut him a break on that one. BSG is much less merciful with Tyler as he does his annual Mid-Season Report with a Reputable Reporter… for the first time. It’s more BSG from the 2010 All-Star game in Anaheim. Enjoy!
29. June 2010
Not too much to add to that title, so we’ll just say thanks to the Bleacher Report for including him. And #6 at that. It’s a great list though, and we gotta give props to our buddy Josh Womack for topping the group. So far, it’s the only stance BSG can’t imitate. So check it out > The 20 Coolest Sports Tricks in History.
4. June 2010
BSG will be back in the Bay Area tonight for a book signing @ Oakland Coliseum as the A’s take on the Twins! If you missed BSG’s media assault on the Bay Area last week, don’t worry, it’s NBC Bay Area’s Laurence Scott to the rescue. We’ve got his story on BSG’s Bay Area roots right here for your Friday. Once more for fun… Bay Area. Enjoy!
1. June 2010
To help get the word out about the new Batting Stance Guy book, we here at BSG headquarters would like to turn to you, our dedicated and loyal web patrons. All through the month of June we’ll be running weekly contests to win signed copies of the book. All you have to do to compete is embed this book trailer video on your site. Each week the embedded video with the most views (as tracked by YouTube analytics) wins! Follow the guidelines in the post to enter.
29. May 2010
TRANSLATE VIDEO AND WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE BSG BOOK!!
The other week BSG made an appearance on the LA-based Japanese network, UTB Hollywood. He had a great time, and the segment looks wonderful, but our Japanese is, well… rusty. Sure we could use Google Translate, but we thought we’d turn to the BSG community to help us out. So be the first to post a transcript comment on this site following the guidelines on the page, and we’ll send you a signed copy of A Love Letter to Baseball. Sound good? Then get translating!
28. May 2010
Yesterday BSG made a media assault on the Bay Area, visiting most every sports broadcasting crew in SF to talk about his new book, A Love Letter to Baseball. He started the day off with KNBR 680 and our good friends at the Murph and Mac Show. You’re probably thinking that batting stances don’t play that well on the radio, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Thankfully they had the wherewithal to take some video. P.S. if you get the chance to visit, they like the chocolate old-fashioned’s. Enjoy!
27. May 2010
Just finished a rainy day game at AT&T park where the Giants got something like 5 singles in a row in the 7th to takedown the Washington Nationals 5-4 and win the series 2-1. It’s been a Nationals kinda week for BSG, so we figured we’d the keep the ball rolling with a little pre-game stance discussion with the MASN crew. Enjoy!
24. May 2010
It was a great weekend of interleague play in NYC, with the Mets taking the subway series 2-1. BSG was recently in Manhattan doing classic stances from both clubs for The Baseball Show on SNY.tv. Meet the Mets ran last week, so, for your Monday, here are the Bronx Bombers. Enjoy!
24. May 2010
BSG recently dropped by the Versus studios to talk about his new book, A Love Letter to Baseball, with The Daily Line. We are truly flattered that they call this a “profession,” but we’re gonna stick by our tagline. So checkout the roundtable discussion, and, of course, some stances for the people.
11. May 2010
To say BSG was “at” ESPN today, might be something of an understatement. He was all over it for book release day. The good folks in Bristol, CT took care of our boy all day long as he stopped by First Take, ESPNEWS, SportsNation, and SportsCenter with John Kruk. These are still airing in various fashions on the Worldwide Leader, so check their schedule now. We’ve captured the day in image form on the facebook fanpage, and you can checkout the online SportsNation chat here. And there are still SportsCenter broadcasts to come. Whew, what a day.