Blue Jays' Bautista bat flip heard around the world
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Unless you are Gollum and live deep beneath a mountain in middle earth, you know that the Blue Jays defeated the Texas Rangers in their American League Division Series on Wednesday.
But did you also know that the Blue Jays hashtag #ComeTogether was trending No. 1 world wide on Twitter during the game?
In case you guys were wondering, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComeTogether?src=hash">#ComeTogether</a> was trending No.1 worldwide during <a href="https://twitter.com/BlueJays">@BlueJays</a> ALDS game <a href="http://t.co/5eadJOoJ76">pic.twitter.com/5eadJOoJ76</a>—@cbcsports
It was a roller coaster of a Game 5 that included a fluke accident, raining beer cans and a Tulo tush tap (and that was only the 7th inning). The pièce de résistance of that seventh inning, and the game, was Jose Bautista's three-run homer and the proceeding bat flip.
It was a bat flip heard round the world. One for the history books. Literally a Canadian Heritage moment.
Best Canadian Heritage moment to date. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComeTogether?src=hash">#ComeTogether</a> <a href="http://t.co/knsIxm0hpN">pic.twitter.com/knsIxm0hpN</a>—@cbcsports
The #Bautistabatflip has not one, but three Twitter accounts dedicated to it, and fans are already commemorating the occasion with memorabilia.
I requested a t-shirt design right after <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeyBats19">@JoeyBats19</a>'s homer & now it's ready for screening <a href="https://t.co/rZCb8d3Jn4">https://t.co/rZCb8d3Jn4</a> <a href="http://t.co/2fvukr1Iv9">pic.twitter.com/2fvukr1Iv9</a>—@Minor_Leaguer
And ink. Wow, that's a fast turnaround.
Bautista's bat flip has even inspired some of his major league counterparts to give it a shot.
Watch <a href="https://twitter.com/ARizzo44">@ARizzo44</a>'s dramatic re-enactment of <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeyBats19">@JoeyBats19</a>'s epic Game 5 bat flip: <a href="http://t.co/SX5U7ulzTb">http://t.co/SX5U7ulzTb</a> <a href="http://t.co/Pj9xp2ASK1">pic.twitter.com/Pj9xp2ASK1</a>—@Cut4
And not just his baseball counterparts, but also their family members. Marcus Stroman's sister incorporated the bat flip into her kindergarten classroom.
That time I was <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeyBats19">@JoeyBats19</a> all day at work. <a href="https://twitter.com/MStrooo6">@MStrooo6</a> <a href="http://t.co/jCPPKnndfg">pic.twitter.com/jCPPKnndfg</a>—@Sabby_Sabz_
That's my sister. Lol <a href="https://t.co/x9CqF3ZmGJ">https://t.co/x9CqF3ZmGJ</a>—@MStrooo6
And in case you need help incorporating the Bautista bat flip into your daily routine, our favourite viner Brittlestar made this handy how-to.
<a href="https://twitter.com/BlueJays">@BlueJays</a> How To Incorporate The Bautista Bat Flip Into Everyday Life <a href="https://t.co/uO7T2SD4tn">https://t.co/uO7T2SD4tn</a>—@brittlestar
With all this talk of the bat flip, you've probably noticed that no one is talking about the aftermath.
Well, this is probably why.
What really happened after the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bautistabatflip?src=hash">#bautistabatflip</a> 😂😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jaysrangers?src=hash">#jaysrangers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLBPlayoffs?src=hash">#MLBPlayoffs</a> <a href="http://t.co/0byXfmn11Y">pic.twitter.com/0byXfmn11Y</a>—@bynonofficial
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