Baseball Bat-Flip Fails Are Quickly Becoming a Hilarious Epidemic in Korea

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 19, 2013

Someone should probably explain proper bat-flipping etiquette to Korean Baseball Organization players. 

Actually, hold that order, because these premature bat-flip celebrations are hilarious. 

Dayn Perry of CBS Sports spotted the posted video featuring NC Dinos’ designated hitter Ho-Joon Lee, who just smashed a fantastic home run and needs a minute to properly admire his masterpiece.

At least that's what is going on in his head as he watches the ball fly towards the stands. Because the baseball gods are a comedy troupe, the ball falls to earth, as does our slugger's ego. 

Before we continue, let's pause the discussion on bat flips to admire what was really a fantastic catch by what looks to be a Lotte Giants player. 

Now that we have that out of the way, let's admire a GIF of the marvelous moment posted over at FanGraphs:


Now, if this moment seems familiar, that might be because the same thing happened back in May. At the time, Deadspin's Barry Petchesky spotted this video of Lotte Giants outfielder Jeon Jun-woo smashing what was merely a fly ball but pretending like he just hit a championship-winning home run: 

Come for the bat flip but stay for the priceless expression on his face when Jun-woo realizes his big bat flip was all for not. 

Because we love this stuff, feel free to post any flip fails you find in the comments section below. 

We are entering the final push for the MLB playoffs, but the Korean Baseball Organization demands our attention. 

Stars with warning-track power are flipping their bats like they invented the home run. I would suggest getting these players to forget these audacious celebrations, but it might be easier to just bring in the fences a few feet. 


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