Every bat flip demonstrates a certain amount of contempt for the bat. Something like who needs this piece of shit or get this fucking thing out of my face, odd and rude attitudes to have towards a tool that just helped you do one of the coolest things in baseball, which is sock a mighty dinger.
This bat flip from Maikel Franco, after his dinger just cleared the wall in left field to give the Phillies a walk-off win over the Marlins Thursday night, demonstrates straight up revulsion, like the bat is a disgusting insect that flew into his hands while he was walking up the base path:
Here’s another look at that bat flip:
Poor bat. What did it ever do to deserve such disrespect?