‘Jose Bautista just made everyone pregnant’ — Twitter bows down
When Jose Bautista sent a baseball into the stratosphere on Wednesday, it sent the Toronto Blue Jays into the ALCS with a 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers in a do-or-die ALDS Game 5. It also sent the home crowd in Toronto — and presumably the rest of the city — into a frenzy.
And it certainly sent at least some of the Texas Rangers into a rage, considering Joey Bats lived up to his moniker and followed up his swing with what could go down as the most memorable bat flip in baseball history.
A game-winning three-run bomb; a near-hour long inning for the ages; benches clearing twice; a trip to the ALCS … and again, perhaps the most memorable bat flip in baseball history.
Yeah, social media lost it. And Bautista owned it. And plenty cashed in.
As i go to bed i think about how i blessed i am to even have gotten the chance to do something so positive for a city like what i did tonight……Much Love Toronto and Mama Canada🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦……. #WayUp #Blessed #ILoveTO #WeTheNorth #IKnowItsLateBut i hit the game winner so f#%^* it!
A photo posted by Jose Bautista (@joeybats19) on
Teammates give thanks
Best bat flip ever. @JoeyBats19
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) October 15, 2015
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 15, 2015
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 15, 2015
Ryan Goins on Jose Bautista's bat flip: “On a 1-10 that’s a 27." #BlueJays
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) October 15, 2015
Josh Donaldson on Jose Bautista: "I want to hug him forever."
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) October 15, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) October 15, 2015
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 15, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) October 14, 2015
Blue Jays: Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Topps MLB Baseball Regular Issue Complete Mint 25 Card Team Set with Jose Bautista, http://t.co/RvsP7nABw3
— Info CA (@Info__CA) October 15, 2015
G.B.F.O.A.T. (Greatest Bat Flip Of All Time)
That bat flip by @JoeyBats19 is my spirit animal
— Tyler Tidwell (@trtidwell) October 15, 2015
this is how Im going to treat today https://t.co/tSjSVLZa3r
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) October 15, 2015
George Brett said if he ever hit a homer as far as Jose Bautista, he'd flip his bat, too.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 15, 2015
I must say, Jose Bautista's bat flip in slow motion reverse angle is even more glorious. https://t.co/op0PTwhwPy
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 15, 2015
So nobody else should flip a bat ever again. Jose Bautista has dropped the mic on bat flips.
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) October 14, 2015
— BarDown (@BarDown) October 14, 2015
Yasiel Puig's bat flips purely JV stuff compared to Jose Bautista's bat toss.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 14, 2015
Long after Jays game ended, Jose Bautista returned to the field to high-five the grounds crew. Jays GM Alex… http://t.co/oNnXBMHfcS
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) October 15, 2015
— Teddy Purcell (@teddypurcell16) October 14, 2015
Jose Bautista is 1st Blue Jays player with go-ahead HR in 7th inning or later of postseason game since Joe Carter. pic.twitter.com/IC8mPeAuQ9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 14, 2015
— Y – Adam Reid (@AdamReid_) October 14, 2015
Yes son. I was alive October 14th 2015 when Jose Bautista clutched for Canada.
— Austin (@Pamaj) October 14, 2015
Every man, woman, and child in Canada will wear a Jose Bautista jersey because of THE BEST BAT FLIP EVER. pic.twitter.com/nZZdxPBuAz
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 14, 2015
Twitter being Twitter
— The Joe Manetta (@TJM412) October 15, 2015
— Michael Sawer (@MichaelSawer) October 15, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) October 15, 2015
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 14, 2015
Goodell fine Jose Bautista yet?
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) October 14, 2015
Jose Bautista just made everyone pregnant.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) October 14, 2015
I'm going to tattoo a GIF of that Jose Bautista bat flip on my face
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) October 14, 2015