mchlyang
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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.

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 not fully. like if it is a problem then yes. but if other dont think so and do it not in an aggressive way then i say let it stay. but if it is yes. idk.
I understand how it can be 'fun' for the audience. But I agree with @Starbell808.
No. It's just like touchdown celebrations on football. It doesn't hurt the integrity of the game, and the fans love it. And aren't the fans at the core of what the MLB stands for? Don't be a Roger Goodell... let the bats flip. lol
i say yes and no. yes if it is aggressive way. and no if it is done like small kine. but in all they should just make it a rule that they just drop the bat.
thank u
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