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Bat Flips - Yes or No?
It's official. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers with this monster home run from Jose Bautista.

And the 2015 American League Championship Series will be played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals.

But before we go on to talk about who's going to win the ALCS. Let's just watch Bautista's ferocious bat-flip after he hit that home run.

Now that is one aggressive bat flip.

And that definitely got the crowd going.

But when the next batter, Edwin Encarnacion tried to calm his home fans down, Sam Dyson approached him.

And the benches cleared.

Things got real dirty. I mean real dirty at Rogers Centre.

Sam Dyson wasn't too happy and during a post-game interview, said,
“Jose needs to calm that down, just kind of respect the game a little more. He’s a huge role model for the younger generation that’s coming up playing this game, and I mean he’s doing stuff that kids do in Wiffle ball games and backyard baseball. It shouldn’t be done.”

This is yet again another one of those unwritten rules of baseball.

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Here is a full video of what happened, just in case you guys missed it.

Personally, I think Bautista's bat flip comes nothing close to this one by this Korean baseball player.

What do you guys think? Should players restrict themselves from flipping their bats for the respect of the game and the opposing team?

1. YES. It's tradition and it's disrespectful to the game and to the opposing team.
2. NO. It will make the game less exciting and less competitive.
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@mchlyang ah true. but eveyone takes things differently. i would have been mad at that bat flip from him but the Korean one not so much. its just like the touchdown celebration. everyone takes things differently. unless it is a writen rule that would be a different story. but as a fan and having a nephew in sports at the age of 11 gping on 12. he is easily influenced sometimes. and i would not like hime to act like that. we did not raise him to be a poor sport like that.
@Starbell808 That makes sense. But I'm surprised you wouldn't be mad by the Korean one. Some of the responses I've seen from fans were like "If he were in the Majors, he would have gotten a headshot the next time he faced them"!
but as a fan in the stands we cant fully see their faces. but us fans who watch the replays and see their reaction and expression u can see the difference. as if i were in the stands and didnt see any off that i kinda would have been like show off.
@Starbell808 You make a very good point. Thanks for all the meaningful contributions. It means a lot!