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    Quote Originally Posted by Krylian View Post
    I think it's key to have a balance. The "trash talk" type of behaviour (ie. celebrations, bat flips, personalities) is great for the new generation, and you'd think that it should be embraced, but if everyone embraced it, where would you get the passion, conflict, rivalries? Brian McCann's are key to that. The "don't embarrass my team" attitude will create that conflict and passion that baseball needs. Look at how hot and bothered everyone got about Bautista and what it created. This is great. If everyone was ok with everyone flipping equipment all over the place there would never be any conflict between teams and as a result, between fans. I like the passion caused by the different philosophies. Shows that people care...gets more people talking and paying attention.
    I know.

    Spontaneous passion is great for every sport. Taken in context the JB bat Flipp and the Robbie raised arms 92 HR were enormous plays in crucial situations with a lot of stuff going on.

    Texas and Oakland fans and players should be pissed. That’s the beauty of it.

    When it happens to us, we’ll suck it up and dislike the guy for life....

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    Not putting Bautista first is like participating in a fantasy draft and not taking Mike Trout #1. Trying to be too cute.

    Bautista's bat flip was the best and nothing comes close. The atmosphere, the tension and then the bat flip itself was amazing. The slow pause before just hurling it off to the side like a boss.
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    Wow, Albert Almora career MLB wRC+ = 105 and Jesse Winker has a 94 wRC+ in AAA this year.

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    Yeah the only reason bat flips are being talked about today is because of Bautista. I don't recall much hoopla about it before 2015 other than the occasional triggering of Brian McCann and his types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    Yeah the only reason bat flips are being talked about today is because of Bautista. I don't recall much hoopla about it before 2015 other than the occasional triggering of Brian McCann and his types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    Yeah the only reason bat flips are being talked about today is because of Bautista. I don't recall much hoopla about it before 2015 other than the occasional triggering of Brian McCann and his types.
    If there was ever a moment fitting of it was that moment. You can't script that shit it was just perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    Jose Fernandez hit a bomb and triggered McCann so hard that he wouldn't let him touch home plate.

    Oops. wrong one. Was thinking about the Carlos Gomez homer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OxpsF4aNw <--- Fernandez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxJunWPDdg <--- Gomez

    Both worth a watch for the lulz
    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Wow, Albert Almora career MLB wRC+ = 105 and Jesse Winker has a 94 wRC+ in AAA this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Jose Fernandez hit a bomb and triggered McCann so hard that he wouldn't let him touch home plate.

    Oops. wrong one. Was thinking about the Carlos Gomez homer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OxpsF4aNw <--- Fernandez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxJunWPDdg <--- Gomez

    Both worth a watch for the lulz
    Thanks glo... err Boxbike...

    Bat flips and showmanship has been going on for nearly a Century.
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    I agree - Jose's was the best, but man....Lawless's strut and confidence (on what was a wall scrapper and his 2nd career HR) was phenomenal and stupid all at once. Lawless's was also in the World Series guys - so it clearly had the dramatics (I wish they showed or said the score in the clip).

    Also - WHY THE FUCK was a guy who hit .080 in the regular season batting in a World Series game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    I agree - Jose's was the best, but man....Lawless's strut and confidence (on what was a wall scrapper and his 2nd career HR) was phenomenal and stupid all at once. Lawless's was also in the World Series guys - so it clearly had the dramatics (I wish they showed or said the score in the clip).

    Also - WHY THE FUCK was a guy who hit .080 in the regular season batting in a World Series game?
    That was back when baseball was stupid.
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    Wow, Albert Almora career MLB wRC+ = 105 and Jesse Winker has a 94 wRC+ in AAA this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Jose Fernandez hit a bomb and triggered McCann so hard that he wouldn't let him touch home plate.

    Oops. wrong one. Was thinking about the Carlos Gomez homer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OxpsF4aNw <--- Fernandez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxJunWPDdg <--- Gomez

    Both worth a watch for the lulz
    Best part is that Gomez' homer was in the first inning. Pimping a home run in a 0-0 game LOL! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Jose Fernandez hit a bomb and triggered McCann so hard that he wouldn't let him touch home plate.

    Oops. wrong one. Was thinking about the Carlos Gomez homer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OxpsF4aNw <--- Fernandez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxJunWPDdg <--- Gomez

    Both worth a watch for the lulz
    Gomez against Cole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
    Gomez against Cole?
    Yeah, that one too, lol.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AIecOjZSdk

    Joey Bats... lol, love this MOFO!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpHRALHRfY0

    Fucking Umpires, lol. An elite eye man, love prime Jose!

    This needed more Bats vs O'Day... the skip, etc... lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuniorFelix View Post
    Best part is that Gomez' homer was in the first inning. Pimping a home run in a 0-0 game LOL! Love it!
    There was a backstory to it. He had a grudge against Maholm for hitting him in an earlier contest and also I think he generally hated the Braves (who didn't).
    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Wow, Albert Almora career MLB wRC+ = 105 and Jesse Winker has a 94 wRC+ in AAA this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Jose Fernandez hit a bomb and triggered McCann so hard that he wouldn't let him touch home plate.

    Oops. wrong one. Was thinking about the Carlos Gomez homer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OxpsF4aNw <--- Fernandez
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxJunWPDdg <--- Gomez

    Both worth a watch for the lulz
    Lol McCann is a toilet. Imagine getting pissed off and creating a scene after a pitcher hits a home run. Everyone should have been laughing.

    That Gomez homer is pretty good too. The guy hitting the homer always looks like a badass and the guys complaining about him celebrating too much always look like such sour grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    I agree - Jose's was the best, but man....Lawless's strut and confidence (on what was a wall scrapper and his 2nd career HR) was phenomenal and stupid all at once. Lawless's was also in the World Series guys - so it clearly had the dramatics (I wish they showed or said the score in the clip).

    Also - WHY THE FUCK was a guy who hit .080 in the regular season batting in a World Series game?
    He was one of the fastest white guys in baseball...and Curt Ford the guy that sat in the games against Viola almost never saw a PA against a LHP. Like Boxy said...the data wasn't there back then. You'll never see a guy like Lawless again who sees 350 of his 600 PA's against LHP's, career .225/.276/.278 in those PA's. The pinch runner was seen as more important than a 5th reliever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHurl View Post
    He was one of the fastest white guys in baseball...and Curt Ford the guy that sat in the games against Viola almost never saw a PA against a LHP. Like Boxy said...the data wasn't there back then. You'll never see a guy like Lawless again who sees 350 of his 600 PA's against LHP's, career .225/.276/.278 in those PA's. The pinch runner was seen as more important than a 5th reliever.
    Who was that guy on the Jays that ran like the wind, white guy, Collins?
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