Fernando Tatis Jr. is not the coolest, most jaw-dropping player in the Majors right now – he’s a full-fledged cultural program. That feeling when he kicked off Marvel movies, posterizing slam dunk and chorus simultaneously on HBO, Opening Night on Sunday night. He proved it to one another
Fernando Tatis Jr. is not the coolest, most jaw-dropping player in the Majors right now – he’s a full-fledged cultural program. He felt that when he launched HBO, early night Marvel movies, posterizing slam dunk and chorus on Sunday night All at once. He proved it with a terrible bat flip on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Cardinals must-win.
It started at the bottom of the sixth. Trailing 6-2, the Padres are out in their magic season. Tatis then came forward with two runs and started the home run into the left-field seats to reduce the Cardinals lead to 1. He cried into his dug-out place to shoot his comrades. It worked: Manny Machado finished next and followed with a game-tying home run.
One innings later, Will Myers gave Padres a 7-6 lead with another home run, and then Tatis went back into the plate. He did the math perfectly, and then attempted to throw a fastball past the Daniel Ponce de Leon superstar.
Oh, no, Daniel. You will not do so against El Nino. Tatis hit it to the opposite ground and as it cleared the fence, Tatis gave his bat an excellent flip. The thing has enough rotations, Statcast will probably produce its spin rate.
– MLB GIFS (LMLBGIFs) October 2, 2020
Let’s see it again, shall we?
– San Diego Padres (ad Padres) October 2, 2020
If this is known, there is a reason for it. As soon as Tatis unfurled his bat, people were making comparisons from the 2015 ALDS with Jose Batista’s terrifying and instantly recognizable bat flip:
There may not be fans in the stadium for Tatis Dinger, but his bat flip Felt 40,000 people screaming and kicking their feet.
Michael Claire wrote for MLB.com. He spends a lot of time thinking about walk-up music and believes that stripe socks are an integral part of every formal outfit.