Holy Pitcher Bat Flip: James Shields' Glorious Crush-and-Toss

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Holy Pitcher Bat Flip: James Shields’ Glorious Crush-and-Toss

Baseball Is Fun

Batting practice is just batting practice, and professional baseball players should be able to rip the ball. Even pitchers.

But what they shouldn’t necessarily be able to do is show bunt, pull back with everyone watching, absolutely destroy the ball, and then chuck a bat nearly as far as the ball travelled.

James Shields can do all of that:

And on a loop for even more beauty:

You win, Big Game James.

In case you’re wondering, Shields is a career .165/.186/.191 (that’s a 0 wRC+ (zero!)) hitter, and has never hit a big league homer. Hitting against big league pitching is hard, man.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.