Sam Dyson fired up over Jose Bautista bat flip: 'He's doing stuff kids do'
Last night was a big moment for the Toronto Blue Jays.
It's been 22 years since their last postseason appearance. Emotions were flaring on both sides in the loser-go-home game last night in Toronto.
The 7th inning was full of questionable calls and moments, but none greater than Jose Bautista's 3-run homer that sealed the game for the Blue Jays.
After Jose hit the homer, he stared down the pitcher and flung the bat. Texas fans and players were infuriated. Sam Dyson, who was the reliever on the mound had some choice words for Jose.
"I told him Jose needs to calm that down," Dyson said of his comments to Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion in the next at-bat after Bautista's blast, a confrontation that cleared the benches in the seventh inning of Toronto's 6-3 win. "Just kind of respect the game a little more."
"He's a huge role model for the younger generation that's coming up and playing this game," Dyson said of Bautista. "He's doing stuff that kids do in whiffle ball games and backyard baseball, it shouldn't be done."
Bautista shared what was going through his mind during the bat flip.
"I can't really remember what was going through my mind, to be quite honest with you," Bautista said. "After I made contact, I just, I didn't plan anything that I did. So I still don't even know how I did it. I just enjoyed the moment, ran around the bases, got to the dugout, and after all the guys stopped punching me and hitting me is when I started realizing what had happened."
Are the Rangers being too hard on Jose or was this done in poor taste? I mean, did we shame Jordan for sticking his tongue out to opponents or suck our teeth at Aaron Rodgers for his belt around the waist move after a touchdown?