Thank you very much at-Cubs and Anthony Rizzo for this fun moment:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 15, 2015
Now if you do that in a game, that would be fine, too.
Speaking of which, I offered my thoughts, in part, this morning on the Jose Bautista Bat Flip Heard ‘Round the World, but let me amplify: if a player chucked his bat like that on every single home run (or if you took a curtain call on a home run in Busch Stadium while down three runs), I’d probably think it was lame. A good bat flip on every home run? Absolutely. But something as bold and demonstrative as what Bautista did should be reserved for special moments.
Like when you give your team a three-run lead in a decisive LDS game. Which is what happened. Which is why what Bautista did should be celebrated, not chastised. It was a huge moment, and he reacted like a really pumped up human being in a huge moment. I loved it.
And now I also love watching Anthony Rizzo re-enact it.