When asked about the oddest batting stances in baseball, several players mentioned how Craig Counsell used to point his bat toward heaven and his back toward the pitcher.

Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the stance is the fact that Craig Counsell is still playing baseball! However, he might want to consider going back to his more kooky stance. Using the more traditional method at the plate hasn’t brought him a whole lot of success this year with the Milwaukee Brewers, where his .258 on base percentage is more depressing than being behind the Pittsbrugh Pirates in the NL Central standings.

This is the first of a ten part series that The Score is producing on the oddest batting stances in baseball.