Rick Sutcliffe on Bautista Bat Flip: “In the old days, he doesn’t circle the bases”
Former Major League pitcher Rick Sutcliffe joined ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Thursday and was asked about the Jose Bautista bat flip after a three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to push Toronto to a 6-3 lead.
“You know, back in the old days, I don’t think he even reaches first,” Sutcliffe said. “When Andre Dawson got hit in the face, I wasn’t even in the game and I charged the mound. If he did that against me, I would have probably lost my mind and done something stupid. But I know he doesn’t even reach first.”
He also went on to say that he believes that this is Sportscenter’s fault, stating “You never see a double play to start off Sportscenter. I bet you this was the first thing you saw on Sportscenter last night. It’s for the energy and entertainment. I don’t have a problem with the flip in this day and age though.”
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