Joe Mauer and the 10 Sweetest Swings in Baseball

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Joe Mauer and the 10 Sweetest Swings in Baseball
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Experts are calling the past two seasons the "Year of the Pitcher."  Dominating performances by Roy Halladay, Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum, and, recently, Justin Verlander and Jair Jurrjens, are capturing the baseball media.

Meanwhile, baseball's hitters are being overshadowed not only by the excellent pitching but the by the poor performances of its stars.  Players like Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Hanley Ramirez, Carl Crawford, and Justin Morneau seem to be stuck in slumps they can't escape.  These slumps seem to be shadowing the phenomenal offensive performances this year from Paul Konerko, Matt Kemp, and Adrian Gonzalez.

I want to bring some attention back to the offensive side of the game.  So here's my list of the top 10, sweetest swings in the game of baseball today.

When I say sweetest swing, I don't mean best results and statistics, although stats are still useful to support the glory of their swing.  Sweetest swing means the most natural, majestic and beautiful-looking swings.  Think Ken Griffey Jr. as a guideline for sweetest swing.  

This is my top 10 and I hope it does a good job of bring to mind some swings you may not have thought of when you think sweetest swing.

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