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Michael Morse Named Most Underrated Player In Baseball By Sports Illustrated

A cool honor for Mr. Beast Mode, indeed, though it's a lot cooler to hear him describe his batting routine.

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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.

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"Like when a cobra's about to strike, he coils up before he strikes," Morse said Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, here's a different take on the "underrated" question oover at Baseball Nation.