Grant Bisbee, SB Nation: "Every Reason Why Blue Jays-Rangers Game 5 Was One Of The Best, Weirdest Games Ever"
Canadian Bat Flips Throughout History.
I cannot stop watching Bautista's bat flip.
However, Rangers relief pitcher Sam Dyson is most likely not looping that vine: "Jose needs to calm that down, just kind of respect the game a little more. He's a huge role model for the younger generation that's coming up playing this game, and I mean he's doing stuff that kids do in Wiffle ball games and backyard baseball. It shouldn't be done."
My advice to Mr. Dyson? If you don't want batters admiring their bombs, don't give them up! ... Anyway, earlier in the series, Dyson's teammate Derek Holland mimed wiping his ass with a Jays rally towel, so fuck the Rangers and their misplaced sense of decorum.
Meanwhile, pitchers make all kinds of gestures when they strike out a guy for the 3rd out (who is the idiot who mimes a bow and arrow?). When will Dyson lecture us about how those guys "respect the game"? (This kid's mind doesn't seem too damaged!)
I'd rather have more gestures like that, more taunting and trash talking, from both sides. The games would be even more entertaining.
Also: jbox, Gaslamp Ball: "Padres leadership proudly showed off their newest acquisition of ex-Red Sox Broadcaster Don Orsillo today."Game 1: Friday, October 16 at Kansas City 8:07 PM Game 2: Saturday, October 17 at Kansas City 4:07 PM Game 3: Monday, October 19 at Toronto 8:07 PM Game 4: Tuesday, October 20 at Toronto TBD Game 5: Wednesday, October 21 at Toronto TBD Game 6: Friday, October 23 at Kansas City TBD Game 7: Saturday, October 24 at Kansas City TBD