We have an extremely good controversy out of Southern Ontario’s Intercounty Baseball League, where the Barrie Baycats took down the Kitchener Panthers last week in a six-game series for their fifth straight championship.
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.
There’s an argument to be made that the ideal bat flip should be one-handed—casual, effortless, I am so good and now you must look at how little I care for you or your family or my beautiful bat.
The Gloucester Catholic (New Jersey) baseball team lost to St. Augustine Prep in the Diamond Classic finals on Sunday, but Gloucester Catholic did at least get this big-ass dinger from Chris Turco:
The bat flip is not the transgressive act of defiance that it once was (the MLB now celebrates them), but a nice nonchalant bat toss is still the best way to show out after a big dinger. To truly differentiate yourself amongst a nation of bat flippers, you have to stand out, as high school player Dakota Limon does.…
If you know anything about Korean infielder Jae-gyun Hwang, it’s that the man can flip a damn bat. I mean, just look at that beaut.
Do you remember Tom Lawless’s three-run homer in Game 4 of the 1987 World Series? If you’re a young-ish idiot like me, there’s a decent chance you have no memory of that game and have never even heard of Tom Lawless. Let’s change that.
Since Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets from the DL, his team is 7-2. He’s had a hit in every game but one over that duration, and tonight, he rocked a tenth-inning homer to give the Mets a walk-off win over the Marlins.
Should you flip your bat after drawing a walk? Who knows, probably not. Should you flip your bat up, over, and onto the plate umpire’s head?
Last night, Oakland A’s DH Billy Butler spiced up a dull 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians by getting into an argument with catcher Chris Gimenez, taking a ball off the plate, socking a 442-foot tater, and then laying off an equally huge and authoritative bat flip. It was great.
Zack Greinke left the Dodgers for the huge pile of cash that the Arizona Diamondbacks offered him this offseason, and he tried to show out a bit when he hit what he probably believed to be a donger against his former team. He flipped a itty bitty bat flip to commemorate the occasion. Except, yeah, no, that’s not a…
Remember Edgar Michelangeli, the University of Miami baseball player who clobbered a three-run home run during the ACC Tournament and stopped to admire it for a very long time before flipping his bat? Well, he did it again.
Po-Jung Wang is a rookie in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, currently playing for the Lamigo Monkeys and hitting .398. He hit a nice big dinger on Sunday and unleashed a mighty bat flip off towards his dugout. The bat flip has been drained of most of its subversive qualities (the official MLB Twitter account …
Miami beat North Carolina State tonight in ACC Tournament action, thanks to Edgar Michelangeli’s late homer. He really savored it, too—and caused a bit of a stir.
Miami Hurricanes star right fielder Willie Abreu has had one hell of a week. Last Friday, he dinged a walk off grand slam to beat Louisville. The Canes were taking on Clemson last night and had a comfortable lead until their bullpen blew a five-run lead.
You might remember back in July we brought you the tale of Hwang Jae-gyun and his tremendous bat flip. It’s right there, at the top. Note his sense of dramatic timing, his coiled, arching, yet nonchalant flip. This here is a man who knows how to flip a bat.
Here’s Anthony Rizzo at Cubs BP this afternoon:
You knew it was coming. As soon as Jose Bautista flipped his bat halfway to China like he was the baddest man alive—because he had just hit a three-run homer and because he WAS the baddest man alive—you knew the Rangers would have some takes.
For Hwang Jae-gyun’s 21st home run, he held his bat out for a good four seconds before finally flipping it and trotting the bases. The Lotte Giants third baseman made sure the ball was fair so as to not squander such an excellent bat flip.