Where Nakajima had a sort of panache, maybe with an easy grace, Nakamura is an explosion, a cannonball, a rocket going off. Could just be some sort of coincidence? Many men have bat flips, after all.
Watch this video. This collection of bat flips from the Japanese league. Nakajima and Nakamura have nothing on some of these guys.
And it’s not like it’s the purview of a few hot-heads. Apppreciate the ginormous bat flip from Tatsunori Hara. The current manager for the Yomiuri Giants. Who led the Japanese national team to victory in the WBC.
Japanese baseball. Check it out.
With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.