Joey Bats' Flip Makes NHL 17; The Mick Would Be Proud
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For one reason or another, they're something that's gone viral beyond the scope of their milieu.
Take Ken Griffey Jr's backward hat, for example. People who've never heard of him do it now.
Now, it appears that a certain Toronto Blue Jay's epic celebration is getting legs:
This will no doubt thrill gamers everywhere.
Who knows? Joey Bats has been well on his way into other celebrations, already.
OK, so all this never did play very well in parts of Texas, which is understandable.
What isn't, though, is Old School doing the Grinch thing. Especially when its stormfront is a former New York Yankee.
Advanced age can addle memories, but how can any ex-Bomber have a blackout on a superstar like Mickey Mantle?
This Mickey Mantle:
No one ever dissed The Mick about a bat flip, and definitely no one got into it with him after a slide.
Odds are, if video games had been around in Mantle's day, Bautista's inclusion in the latest NHL goal celebration package would have merely been an update.