GIF for the People: Hiroyuki Nakajima Bat Flip

If a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan, a hurricane can happen on the coasts of Florida. If new Oakland A’s shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima flips his bat in Japan, however, Jeff Sullivan will definitely capture video of it, render it into GIF form, and then optimize it for the people.

Science, is what that is.

Footage from series of Nakajima videos posted at Mercury News.




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Toasty
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3 years 5 months ago

Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirty.

Toasty
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3 years 5 months ago

Also, Jeff, get in here and start writing NotGraphs articles.

Big Jgke
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Big Jgke
3 years 5 months ago

I’m pretty sure Jeff has Jedi Mind Tricked everybody into allowing his NotGraphs articles to be published on the FanGraphs main page.

BJ
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BJ
3 years 5 months ago

Do we know if this guy is going to be any good? That’s a pretty complex and exposed swing. He could be pretty weak against offspeed/breaking stuff when he makes the jump to MLB.

Bret Boone
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Bret Boone
3 years 5 months ago

He totally ripped off my thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQRJ_35-vks

Bret Boone
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Bret Boone
3 years 5 months ago

He totally ripped off my thing: Boone Bat Flip

ThickRichardScary
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ThickRichardScary
3 years 5 months ago

That was the furthest ball he has ever hit… something like 420 feet or 15 meters.

Death Valley Scott
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Death Valley Scott
3 years 5 months ago

the Rubik’s cube scoreboard is a nice touch.

steex
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steex
3 years 5 months ago

This was my first thought as well. I want to see THAT brought to the states!

Miguel
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3 years 5 months ago

It looks all 3D! If you rotate it you can display other stats like the batters line for the day or his wife’s cup size.

You Know What I'm Talking About
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You Know What I'm Talking About
3 years 5 months ago

GOT HEEEEMAAH!

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