Friday, July 25, 2008

Did Braun call that shot?

Did you see Ryan Braun's 9th inning at-bat?

Before both the first and second pitches Braun held out his bat for an extended period pointing to left center field.

I compared this at-bat (it was on my DVR) to some YouTube clips of him hitting, and this is not his normal set-up before he swings. Now I suppose he could have been reacting to the pitcher's slow delivery from the stretch. But I like to think that he called his shot, I was thinking that even before he homered.

A Ruthian feat.

UPDATE: Braun did call that homer. In his first at-bat of Friday's game he didn't come close to pointing his bat at anything. Did anyone record Thursday's game?

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