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If this video is to be believed, the bat flip following a home run is an art in Japanese baseball. The four-minute video, created by a true baseball hero, is mesmerizing to watch. The bats just keep flying. It's as if the NPB is filled with a thousand Carlos Gomez's.

Watch and enjoy (or cringe, depending on how you feel about this kind of thing). And, no, you cannot unmute the audio.

(H/T to Justin Bopp at MLB Daily Dish)

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CrashJones
1/28
mesmerizing... the third one was vicious... I think I'll take a nap now.
bertflex
1/28
Epic. I heart bat flips.
flyingdutchman
1/28
AWESOME.
Iodine
1/28
I hate this for existing because I now can do nothing else but watch
NYYanks826
1/28
This makes me long for the days of Bret Boone.
NYYanks826
1/28
I would also love to know what song or songs are being played in the unmuted version of this. "Bat Out of Hell" by Meatloaf, perhaps?
wilymo
1/29
this really adds context to the hong chih kuo bat flip for me

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