Important Bat-Flip Coverage: Evan Gattis’ Inaugural Homer

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For all of the digital ink that has been spilled this offseason with regard to Atlanta catcher/outfielder/noted cast member of 1969 film Easy Rider Evan Gattis, little has been written about the private checklist he maintains for every plate appearance, the contents of which has been recovered by our Investigative Reporting Investigation Team and reproduced below (and each particular of which we see him fulfilling in the GIF embedded here while hitting his first major-league home run tonight).

To wit:

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ugglas arms
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ugglas arms
3 years 2 months ago
Dealer A
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Dealer A
3 years 2 months ago

All I want from NotGraphs is bat flips and Bob Uecker.

stretchfest
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stretchfest
3 years 2 months ago

Came across this on the tubes today. The Japanese have really perfected the art of the bat flip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOotZPM4x4

Jeremy
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Jeremy
3 years 2 months ago

Actually very true on the Japanese. I always thought the two best bat flippers were Hideki Matsui and Kosuke Fukudome.

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker
3 years 2 months ago

Carson…that’s a pretty impressive day of NotGraphs, I must say.
Since everyone’s posting youtubes, consider the pre-PED, halcyon days when the Mariners were known as a power team:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQRJ_35-vks

Mr. Smooth
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Mr. Smooth
3 years 2 months ago

I’m going to bat flip whenever I do anything now.
Mowed the lawn! Bat flip.
Paid the bills! Bat flip.
Et al.

MLB Rainmaker
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MLB Rainmaker
3 years 2 months ago

How is there not a “Categories” post count on the right for bat flips? This needs to happen

Nate
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Nate
3 years 2 months ago

el Oso Blanco!

Huisj
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Huisj
3 years 2 months ago

It’s funny. In baseball you do a bat flip when you hit a ball great and are happy. In golf you do a driver flip when you hit the ball terrible and are pissed.

TKDC
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TKDC
3 years 2 months ago

This is funny, and I plus oned it, but on a serious note, you should never throw a golf club.*

*Source: Arnold Palmer

TKDC
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TKDC
3 years 2 months ago

Yunel Escobar used to do a massive overhanded bat flip routinely, including on pop ups or ground balls. It was just how he frequently let go of the bat.

Temo
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Temo
3 years 2 months ago

Hit more than one umpire in the process as well. Even got yelled at by one umpire for doing it.

Dave
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Dave
3 years 2 months ago

Wish we had a .GIF of this home run barely clearing the fence.

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