Additional and Still Obligatory Korean Series Bat-Flip Coverage

The dispassionate fulfillment of one’s personal duties is probably one of the top-10 or -15 virtues there is, so far as virtues are concerned. It isn’t so important as unyielding insouciance, of course, nor a certain proficiency in the construction and maintenance of the four classic tie knots. That said, it’s almost certainly more desirable than knowing how to ride a unicycle — a practice which, if the author’s sources are correct, is actually punishable by law in Singapore.

Sometimes a man must attend to his business, is what one acknowledges. Of late, it has become clear that the author’s business is to report, in a timely fashion, such instances as when a hitter in the Korean Series (Game Seven of which takes place in a few short hours) releases his bat with a flourish after making contact.

According to priceless internet citizen Dan of My KBO, two such instances occurred last night — video of both being present below. Note that, once again, the author has deliberately inverted the Korean names which appear here, for reasons even he barely understands.

Jun-Seok Choi‘s name was invoked not 24 hours ago in these pages under very similar circumstances. Here he is flipping his bat following a fifth-inning home run in Game Six.

Additionally, here’s Choi’s teammate Jong-Wook Lee. Lee appears to believe that he has homered, as well. What he’s done, in fact, is foul out to end the game.




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Alexander Nevermind
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Alexander Nevermind
2 years 10 months ago

Dan and Carson are my internet heroes

Andrew
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Andrew
2 years 10 months ago

Bat-heave, I believe would be the more appropriate term

nickolai
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nickolai
2 years 10 months ago

In Korea bat-flips are called ‘flip-bats.’

Daniel
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Daniel
2 years 10 months ago

these are absolutely wonderful to watch

triple-A city
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triple-A city
2 years 10 months ago

Ok, this has gone far enough. It is of course well known that South Korea is a proud and diligent exporter of max-effort batflips, but it seems that a full 40% of the flips I see are in vain. That is to say, in response to eventual foul balls or eventual warning track put-outs. Is the ratio the same in the American game? Have I just missed the vast majority of mistaken MLB flips? Are the Koreans just so bursting with hope and confidence that they truly believe they are homering every time they make contact?
This merits a NotGraphs investigation. It’s the offseason now, there is time for such things. I need to know the relative batflip success rights. Hire Priceless Dan!

triple-A city
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triple-A city
2 years 10 months ago

success rights? *success rates. I guess you could also refer to batflips as “success rites,” though.

Ben
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Ben
2 years 10 months ago

the wasted bat flips absolutely need MXC style commentary. where’s vic romano and kenny blankenship when you need them?

Yakov Smirnoff
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Yakov Smirnoff
2 years 10 months ago

In Soviet Russia, bat flips you!

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