A cool honor for Mr. Beast Mode, indeed, though it's a lot cooler to hear him describe his batting routine.â†µ
The Nationals' Michael Morse explains that this seemingly unnatural contortion serves a dual purpose as an at-bat ritual. The overexaggerated stretch is a remnant of exercises he learned to alleviate tightness he experienced earlier this season in his hips, and the act of winding up into a spring of potential energy helps him visualize his murderous swing.â†µ
"Like when a cobra's about to strike, he coils up before he strikes," Morse said Tuesday.â†µ
Meanwhile, here's a different take on the "underrated" question oover at Baseball Nation.