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Over the past couple of years, "bat-flipping" after a homerun has become a sensitive and much talked about issue in baseball.
Some current and former players feel that letting off that emotion after a big play here and there adds a little flavor and energy to the game. Some consider it in poor taste?
So what do we do? Get rid of it? Or get over it?
Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout is against bat flipping as a showcase for personality."I just keep it the same," Trout said at spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I don't try to show anybody up. Whatever somebody else does, that's what they do."
Bryce Harper on the other hand, thinks it should be room for showmanship on each side. He also wants the showmanship and flair of the new generation to be embraced, not used against them.
What do you think? Does Flipping Bat After A Homerun Show Up Pitcher?
I agree with both @mchlyang and @DucktheFodgers
For me, I am okay with bat flipping. I'm also okay with pitchers celebrating after they strike someone out. Baseball def needs a little bit more excitement.
No. Then pitchers should not celebrate after they strike someone out. I'm actually with Harper on this one and I think baseball needs more's killing the game and I'm glad we are seeing a more wide variety of personalities with credits to players like Harper, Bautista, and Puig!