Thursday Afterschool Special: More Bat Flips!

LeBroooon Jaaaaames

Have you ever seen the "LeBron James kid" Vine? If not:

And then there was the sequel after this buzzer-beater:

Well guess who got introduce James before last night's Cavs/Kings game??

Bryce Harper rails against the unwritten rules

There are supposedly "unwritten rules" in baseball. Don't admire your own home run. Don't act too emotional on the mound. Well, Washington's Bryce Harper doesn't like these conventions and thinks the sport could use a little more fun:

“Baseball’s tired,” he says. “It’s a tired sport, because you can’t express yourself. You can’t do what people in other sports do. I’m not saying baseball is, you know, boring or anything like that, but it’s the excitement of the young guys who are coming into the game now who have flair. If that’s Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom or Manny Machado or Joc Pederson or Andrew McCutchen or Yasiel Puig — there’s so many guys in the game now who are so much fun.

“Jose Fernandez is a great example. Jose Fernandez will strike you out and stare you down into the dugout and pump his fist. And if you hit a homer and pimp it? He doesn’t care. Because you got him. That’s part of the game. It’s not the old feeling — hoorah ... if you pimp a homer, I’m going to hit you right in the teeth. No. If a guy pimps a homer for a game-winning shot ... I mean — sorry.”

I agree with Harper and think MLB could learn something from the great bat-flippers of the Korean Baseball Organization:

Deep range on the court and on the green

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