Sometimes, the contact a hitter makes with a baseball feels so good that a bat flip is the only acceptable follow through.
At least that appears to be the in-the-moment logical puzzle put together by Taiwanese high school player Chiu Dan on a recent swing.
On first glance, you see Dan launch the bat off his back and out of the camera frame, only to have “Camera 2” pick up the full trajectory of the hitter’s tool.
The slow-motion shot from close makes the bat flip all the more impressive, even if the ball a) didn’t leave the ballpark and b) landed foul.
Still, hard not to have a Ken Griffey Jr. flashback with the slo-mo shot in and of itself.
According to baseball writer Sung Min Kim’s sources, the 17-year-old Dan is a quite the prospect.
If nothing else, his bat flip is Major League ready.