Probably Exclusive Bat-Flip Coverage: Wil Myers

Myers Flip

In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake authored an equation (known colloquially as the Drake Equation) designed to estimate the number of detectable civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy, which equation accounted for the average number of star formations per year in the galaxy and the fraction of those stars that have planets and the average number of those planets that could potentially support life, etc.

Just tonight, the present author has devised a similar equation — except, in this case, one intended to estimate the number of other weblogs that might have already posted the bat flip by Wil Myers embedded above from the third inning of Sunday’s Tampa Bay-New York game (box). “Zero others,” is the likely answer via that equation’s impregnable logic.

Credit to concerned citizens of the internet, both je and Dan Rozenson, for bringing these important events to the author’s attention.




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Simon
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Simon
2 years 11 months ago

Where’s my Puig walkoff bat flip/slide into home plate coverage?

Ashman
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Ashman
2 years 11 months ago

I heard that Puig flipped his bat while taking ball 4 the other night. Can we confirm?

Walt
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Walt
2 years 11 months ago

I developed an empirical model to test your theoretical solution:

http://www.google.com/search?safe=off&ei=_ez1UYDhC5OY9gSYy4HYCg&q=Wil+Myers+bat+flip+GIF&oq=Wil+Myers+bat+flip+GIF&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3…4528.24249.0.26424.13.13.0.0.0.0.2012.4652.2-1j7j9-1.9.0….0…1c.1.22.mobile-gws-serp..12.1.373.4KlzWS-6X7w

canuckassassin
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canuckassassin
2 years 11 months ago

Earlier today, one of Castro’s men who plays for the Los Angeles Puigs hit some sort of “walk-off homerun” and promptly jettisoned his ball whacking device in what might be considered a “bat-flip”. Why this isn’t currently being broadcast across my screen in “gif” format is surely some sort of fascist conspiracy.

Guy
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Guy
2 years 11 months ago

that guy in row two to the right of home plate has a cool shirt.

tz
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tz
2 years 11 months ago

especially cool when viewed from on my 8-year-old Dell – the alternating yellow and green pixels have a hypnotizing effect – now I can’t get the image of Rollie Fingers in an A’s uniform out of my head.

time for more coffee……

Josh m
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Josh m
2 years 11 months ago

Nice…the rare reverse bat flip

Menthol
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Menthol
2 years 10 months ago

I do not believe Phil Hughes was amused.

maguro
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maguro
2 years 10 months ago

You’d think Phil would be used to seeing bat flips by now.

Dave
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Dave
2 years 10 months ago

I’d think it’s the kind of thing that the more you see, the less amused you are by it.

Menthol
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Menthol
2 years 10 months ago

No doubt. But as bat flips go, I think this one was pretty flagrant and arrogant. I predict an HBP in Myers’s future.

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