Mostly Justified Bat-Flip Alert: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Ryu Flip 2

There are those who will contend that — contrary to the claims being made by the author in the title of this post — that what Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is captured doing here, in this artisanally crafted animated GIF file, doesn’t constitute a bat flip proper.

What those people don’t understand is, is that the author is paid to make breezy comments about trivial baseball occurrences. And also that, relative to an infinite universe, that all is trivial, actually. And also that we’re, all of us, cadavers merely awaiting our future caskets.

Credit to internet user/abuser urbuddy haysoos for bringing the author’s attention to this Moment in History.

Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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10 years ago

Contrary to Mike Newman, I think Yasiel should be promoted to LA if only to teach the art of the bat flip to the likes of Ryu and others unitiated. There is a complete lack of loft to this flip, also the spin is loose and needs to be tightened. It is almost as though Ryu is trying to get out of the batters box quickly in case the ball remained in play. That demonstrates a decided lack of confidence.