Jose Bautista's bat flip and the unwritten rules of baseball

Sonali Karnick and Bruce Arthur on this week's top headines from the world of sports.
Jose Bautista throws his bat up in the air after hitting a game-changing three-run home run in game five of the American League Division Series. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty)

In this week's edition of the q sports panel, Shad checks in with Sonali Karnick of CBC Sports and Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur. 

At issue today:

  • Why were some baseball fans and players upset about Jose Bautista's now famous bat flip? And what does it say about the sport's unique culture? 
  • The misfortune of Lamar Odom, former NBA player and Kardashian ex-husband. How did his role on reality TV distort his real character as a skilled athlete with a troubled past?


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