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"John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 10:54:17 AM »
Any scouts there from the Dodgers or Angels? 

I thought this was going to be a joke, like JP II's image being superimposed on some professional ball player.  I'm glad I was wrong.
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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 03:09:27 PM »
Wait, I'm confused.  Is this really the Pope?
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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 04:29:40 PM »
Wait, I'm confused.  Is this really the Pope?

Nope---it's an impersonator. There are tell-tale signs---his raiment is a little off, and those "priests" watching him are not properly dressed (what's with the turtleneck "collars"?).

The man bears a pretty good resemblance to the late Holy Father.

John Paul was such an accomplished athlete that I wouldn't put it past him, though!

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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 06:36:50 PM »
Was His Holiness also a lefty?  ;)
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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 10:26:32 PM »
Nope. So the video clearly shows him to be a switch hitter (I mean that in the BASEBALL sense).  ;)

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Re: "John Paul II" takes batting practice in California in 1987
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 11:34:23 PM »
I actually thought it was the real deal though I was wondering where all the security was.  Should have known better. 

Still, the late pontiff was known as an athlete--I wouldn't put it past him to maybe go a few rounds in the batting cages!
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