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Batting Stance Guy at the 2011 FSL All-Star Game

This weekend, Bright House Field, home of the Clearwater Threshers, Phillies Spring Training games, and MOST importantly, site of Major League Baseball’s best Phantasy Camp, will be hosting the 50th annual Florida State League (FSL) All-Star Game.

In addition to all the usual activities that surround an All-Star weekend, one piece of entertainment will be supplied by none other than Gar Ryness a.k.a. Batting Stance Guy.

If you aren’t familiar with him yet, well, that’s inexcusable.

Here is his first compilation video of past and present Phillies players, done in late 2008. Check out that Garry Maddox!

His YouTube channel is the perfect time waster.

Not in front of a computer or smartphone? Waste it the old-fashioned way… read the book! Or if you are in Clearwater, go see him, and future baseball stars in action.

11/19/10 – Dandy Little Glove Man

At the rate the Phillies are going right now, Chase Utley may be forced in to retirement and asked to head up the grounds crew and/or Phanatic duty. In just over one week, the organization has hired three former second basemen in some sort of coaching capacity. Yesterday, another ’11 Phantasy Camp Legend will be imparting his baseball knowledge on hopeful, up-and-coming Phillies. Mickey Morandini, a main contributor to the success of the popular 1993 World Series team, has left his head coaching position at Valparaiso High School in Indiana and had been tabbed to manage the club’s short-season single A affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters.

On a side note, the organization held a contest asking people to suggest a name for the team several years ago. I was extremely disappointed they did not accept my suggestion of the “Williamsport Scrapplers”. I tell you guys, that was pure gold.

Anyway, welcome back Mick! See you and Sammy in January…