Baseball’s silliest phonetic order is behind underneath glow after Jose Bautista was strike by a representation in a nauseous Blue Jays-Braves series

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The burning array between a Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays
has put bat flips underneath a spotlight again.

On Wednesday, Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista caused a
firestorm by attack a solo home run in a eighth inning — with
a Blue Jays trailing 8-3 — staring down Atlanta’s Eric
O’Flaherty, afterwards flipping his bat.

Bautista, of course, owns one of a most
famous bat flips in MLB history.

The optics of Wednesday’s bat flip, however, were not great,
given a Jays’ deficit. Braves initial baseman Jace Peterson had
difference with Bautista as he dull a bases, as did catcher Kurt
Suzuki when Bautista reached home. Benches cleared, though no
punches were thrown.

On Thursday, as expected, a Braves got their revenge, beaming
Bautista in a leg, one representation after throwing mightily tighten to
his feet.

How badly did a Braves wish revenge? That was a fastest pitch
Julio Teheran has thrown in dual years.

Both dugouts were released warnings, and a diversion continued without
most some-more play as a Jays won 9-0. It was usually another ugly
occurrence in a array that featured a bench-clearing after
Bautista’s homer, a representation that fractured a wrist of Braves
slugger Freddie Freeman, and another bench-clearing that resulted
in a Jays suspending core fielder Kevin Pillar for regulating a
homophobic slur.

On Wednesday, O’Flaherty bloody Bautista, observant a bat flip
was a “look during me” move:

“That’s something that’s creation a diversion tough to watch lately.
It’s usually incited into ‘look during me’ stuff. It’s not even about
winning anymore. Guy wants to strike a home run in a five-run game,
caterer it, chuck a bat around. It’s frustrating as a pitcher. …
It’s usually tired. We’ve seen it from him enough.”

Bautista, however, shielded himself, saying: “It’s partial of the
game. It’s emotion. Sometimes it’s fitting. Sometimes it’s not.
Just like people applaud after defensive plays and big
strikeouts, we consider it’s partial of a game. … Sometimes our
rival juices come out in a wrong moment.”

Bautista combined that he wasn’t perplexing to “show anybody up.”

The ball universe seems to determine that celebrations are OK but
that Bautista’s new bat flip came during a wrong moment.

ESPN’s Dave Schoenfield
mocked Bautista’s timing:

“I’m not opposite Bautista carrying fun personification baseball. But this
wasn’t him enjoying a moment; this was him being a jerk simply
for a consequence of being a jerk. It’s an NBA actor dunking and
unresolved on a edge when down by 35 points. It’s celebrating a
touchdown when you’re losing by 28. It’s ego over team.”

Mark Teixeira, an MLB researcher for ESPN and former Yankees first
baseman, told YES
Network that Bautista shouldn’t have been celebrating while
a Jays were down — but, some-more interestingly, he says players
usually don’t like Bautista:

“I don’t mind in a large situation, game-winning home run,
game-tying home run late in a game, we wanna uncover some
emotion. They’re down 8-3 in a late innings. There’s no reason
for that one. The fact of a matter is that no one unequivocally likes
Jose Bautista, let’s be honest. If any other actor would have
finished that, we wouldn’t be articulate about it. … we can see because a
lot of pitchers generally and catchers don’t like a approach that
he acts.”

However, Bautista is not a usually one influenced by baseball’s
phonetic rules. Earlier in May, a Red Sox and Orioles had a
array of nauseous incidents stemming from a Orioles’ Manny Machado
shifting into Dustin Pedroia during second base. Machado was thrown at
once, afterwards took his time rounding a bases after a home run. The
subsequent game, Chris Sale beamed him with a pitch, heading Machado to
go off on
scurrilous a postgame diatribe about it.

While opponents understandably get indignant when players celebrate
or taunt after a large impulse — or, in Bautista’s case, a rather
paltry impulse — though there’s risk in intentionally attack a
player. It’s not a widen to suppose one of these revenge
pitches going too distant and severely injuring someone if MLB
doesn’t step in.

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