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Thursday, March 06, 2014

OtM: Don Orsillo takes batting practice, is predictably awkward

As Howard Cosell once said when a camera shot showed Chuck Tanner picking his nose…“Not a pretty sight.”

Don Orsillo is a wonderful announcer. For my proverbial money, he’s one of the best in the baseball, and I’m continually shocked he hasn’t moved on from NESN and the Red Sox to a more high-profile, permanent national gig. It’s good that he hasn’t, though, because now we have this Vine of Orsillo taking batting practice down at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers…

...He looks like he’s dressed for golf, not the batting cages—I’m suddenly glad polo shirts are not part of any team’s uniform—but hey, he’s got a wooden bat, made contact on multiple offerings, and even sent a few of them into play. Plus, he’s got the frustrated grunt necessary to be a big-league slugger down to a science already.

Repoz Posted: March 06, 2014 at 01:25 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4667684)
It's not that bad. Clearly bailing, but the hands come through the zone nicely and he has a compact finish. Much better than expecting - nowhere near the awkwardness of 99% of people who throw out the first pitch

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