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Batting Stance Impersonator Sets Sights On Japan

Batting stance impersonator Gar Ryness dreams of hitting a home run on a wacky Japanese game show someday.

Batting stance impersonator Gar Ryness dreams of hitting a home run on a wacky Japanese game show someday.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 1:32 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Baseball season is in full swing, and one unusual impersonator is giving the pros a run for their money.

Gar Ryness is known as “The Batting Stance Guy” for his uncanny ability to imitate the batting stances of the biggest names in baseball history.

As a result of his strange talent, Ryness has been able to cross almost everything off his bucket list, including meeting some of his sports heroes and showing off his skills on SportsCenter.

There is one thing he wants to accomplish before kicking the bucket though, and he’s hoping his fame gives him some pull.

Ryness confesses, “I want to appear on a Japanese game show. That’s the next thing. I want to live that dream.”

If it doesn’t happen, the master imitator is happy with what he’s gotten out of his weird ability.

He says, “I’m 37, balding, and married with kids. This has been a stinking blast.”

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