When it comes to baseball, some fans enjoy the bat flip and others think it’s disrespectful to the game. If you are not a fan of the bat flip, you might enjoy what happened to New York Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo on Thursday.
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During a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles, Mateo made solid contact with a pitch in the sixth inning. Thinking the ball was gone, the 21-year-old shortstop started his home run trot and executed an obnoxious bat flip.
But the cocky bat flip ended up making Mateo look like a fool. The ball wasn’t hit hard enough to be a home run and was caught at the warning track.
Mateo did make up for his goof by hitting an RBI ground-rule double on his next at-bat, but maybe he will think twice before performing another bat flip. The Yankees beat the Orioles 8-1.