Articles matching tag: Baseball Playoffs
- Column: The Bat Flip Seen Round the WorldOctober 21, 2015
“Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)… Let’s celebrate, it’s all right.” Kool & the Gang Play the game right. Respect the game. Don’t show up your opponent. These are among the Unwritten Rules of baseball that are handed down from one generation of ballplayers to the next. But what, specifically, do they mean? Because they aren’t written down, players interpret the rules differently. Which brings us to Jose Bautista’s bat flip. In the seventh inning of the fifth game of the best-of-five American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers, the Toronto Blue Jays’ right fielder crushed a three-run homer off pitcher Sam Dyson. The blast gave the Blue Jays a 6-3 lead, propelling Toronto to the League Championship Series for the first time in 22 years.