Historical Bat-Flip Coverage: Giant College Player, 1991

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While one might reasonably suggest that giant LSU junior and future/former major-leaguer Lyle Mouton isn’t technically flipping his bat in the two animated GIFs embedded here, it’s also entirely the case that Mouton’s intentions are identical to those of the bat flipper. “I have all the talents,” Mouton announces with his actions — not unlike boy poet Arthur Rimbaud, that is, who said the same thing over a hundred years earlier in French words.

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GIFs captured from this one YouTube video.




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DelAbbott
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DelAbbott
2 years 7 months ago

Making a statement by tossing the bat into himself.

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker
2 years 7 months ago

Bat-flip coverage! We’re almost there!

Matt in Toledo
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Matt in Toledo
2 years 7 months ago

This would appear to be a combination of the bat flip and the mic drop. How have we not heard of this pioneer before now?

Ed
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Ed
2 years 7 months ago

Goddamn! Such a boss

Mike Green
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Mike Green
2 years 7 months ago

I see the roots of Yasiel. The TV series of the same name is in post-production.

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