Max Muncy Appears to Be Suffering from Premature Bat Flip
Published on 6-Apr-2019 by Raoul Duke
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The bat flip has become a permanent fixture in MLB, and we couldn't be more delighted.
It provides a sorta emphatic punctuation to any particularly long dinger.
However, there's another kind of bat flip that's also pretty entertaining.
Not so much for the flipper, though.
Please say hello to Max Muncy.
The Dodgers utility infielder was quite heroic in the 2018 World Series, but not so much earlier this week against the Giants.
Max Muncy bat flipping like a boss on a flyout to center field... (via @b_outliers) pic.twitter.com/mYBawyaYYO— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 2, 2019
Now, this affliction must be a recent development, because Max has executed a proper bat flip before.
See, the crucial difference here is that this ball actually cleared the wall.
Of course, premature bat flip is nothing to be ashamed of, as many ballplayers have struggled with the disorder.
Why, here's another Dodger serving up some hasty pudding.
It even happens in Japan.
Muncy should probably consult a physician, as there are remedies available.
In the meantime, as a palate cleanser, let's enjoy some happy bat flips from the past:
They're all so giddily disrespectful.