GIF: Japanese Bat Flip/Angry Glove Slam Combination

Like the dark and mysterious stranger in a film about a young French woman’s sexual awakening, the reader has by now made love to the video footage provided earlier today by Eno Sarris of myriad Japanese hitters practicing the sacred art of the bat flip.

Now, like the reader of a blog post in which a metaphor is mixed almost immediately after being introduced, the reader finds himself reliving — via his mind’s eye — the ecstasies of that earlier encounter.

Why the mind is a cyclops, we’ll never know. Despite its lack of depth perception, however, it remains one of the best ways to relive ecstasies.

Still, in certain cases, an animated GIF is required. Like this animated GIF of, first, a hitter flipping his bat, and then, second, of a pitcher slamming his glove with Maximum Anger:

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13 Responses to “GIF: Japanese Bat Flip/Angry Glove Slam Combination”

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  1. Kyle says:

    Goddamnit, do I ever approve of this wonderful GIF.

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  2. Jon Roegele says:

    Love bat flips. This is an excellent finding!

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  3. Marc H says:

    Best ever baseball GIF

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  4. MikeS says:

    I assume the caption is how far the ball traveled, not pitch speed.

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  5. Youthful Enthusiast says:

    This is a recreation of many nights of sandlot baseball from my youth.

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  6. GotHeem says:

    This is fucking hilarious

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  7. reillocity says:

    Fantastic golf claps from the crowd, too.

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  8. dp says:

    On a two-column list of things that are and are not base ball, this gif is the lead entry under ‘Yeah, that’s base ball’.

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  9. Andy says:

    I have been watching this GIF for almost 10 minutes now and it’s still hilarious!!! I did take a minute, however, to read the write up…I didn’t make it past the first paragraph before wetting my pants laughing. The only thing that could make this better would be if somebody posted the GIF of Ted Lilly spiking his glove after serving up a bomb against the D’Backs in the playoffs a few years ago.

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