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Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Baltimore Orioles at spring training

02/21/2013 at 8:32 am By

Michael Phelps Orioles

Record 18-time Olympic gold-medalist and Maryland native Michael Phelps was welcomed in Sarasota, Florida on Thursday to take some swings with the Baltimore Orioles.

The Orioles pulled out all of the bells and whistles for Phelps, giving him a locker, a name-plate, a jersey and of course actually letting him step into the batter’s box. All of that can be seen in the pictures.

Of course, it has to be addressed how he looked at the plate.

For a world-class athlete, that batting-stance and that swing look just a tad suspect.

Judging from that, it’s probably a good choice by Phelps to stick with swimming and not take to the diamond.

H/T to @Orioles for the pictures.

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