WATCH: Jose Bautista and the Most Valuable Bat-Flip of 2015
In Game 5 of the ALDS in Toronto, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays hit a clutch, seventh-inning homer. The bat-flip that ensued may have been even better.
In the seventh inning of ALDS Game 5 between the Rangers and Blue Jays on Wednesday (TOR 6, TEX 3), Toronto slugger and beardsman Jose Bautista launched a clutch home run and in honor of same unfurled a bat-flip that will out-live the mountains and oceans. Admire The Power, followed shortly thereafter by The Glory ...
There are bat-flips, and then there implement-of-triumph-flips. Number this among the latter.
Now for the action-sports photography of said flippage ...
So where did the lumber come to rest. Inevitable joke forthcoming ...
Jose Bautista's bat landed on top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard. Cubs plan to keep it there. pic.twitter.com/0hY4tdhzCu— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) October 14, 2015
As for the equally inevitable debate over the decorum of such a flourish, Bautista says no harm was intended ...
Hey, hit the ball that far in such a tight spot, and you should be sanctioned to hurl your bat into the sun if you choose.
Joey Bat-Flips has spoken.
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