Jose Bautista says he hasn't paid for food or drinks since bat flip
The slugger's legendary move marked defining moment in Blue Jays 2015 playoff run
Hoping to score unlimited free food and drinks in Toronto? A bat flip should do the trick.
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista told a reporter Friday that he hasn't had to pay for a meal or any beverages since his legendary move last October.
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"I haven't had to yet. So we'll see if that changes, hopefully not," Bautista told TSN.
The flip — which happened during the wild seventh inning of Game 5 in the American League Division Series — marked a defining moment in the team's playoff run.
Bautista made the comments while helping coach Team Canada at Friday's NBA all-star celebrity game in Toronto. He shared coaching duties with head coach Drake, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash.
They led Canada to a 74-65 victory over Team USA.
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