This Magical Clip from Korean Baseball Action Nearly Has Everything You Want

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 29, 2014

If you have 12 seconds, we have a video that features a player running home, another nearly hitting his teammate with the bat and a gorgeous bat flip. 

It's just your average, run-of-the-mill awesome that comes from the Korean Baseball Organization.

The video was originally tweeted out by MyKBO and subsequently covered by Deadspin and For the Win. FTW's Nick Schwartz sets the stage: 

The LG Twins had the bases loaded in the top of the ninth with two outs against the NC Dinos in a Korea Baseball Championship game in Changwon Tuesday, and the Twins sent the runner from third very early. He got to the base as the batter was still swinging, but the Dinos caught the long fly ball to end the game, 3-2.

With a full count, the runner on third was giddy to get off and running on the pitch. However, someone should have explained that there is a fine line between getting a jump on the pitch and getting domed upside the head with an uppercut swing. 

This go-getter finds that a slide is necessary to saving his face from his teammate's whack on a ball up in the strike zone, which sends the ball deep to right field. 

Now you may have missed one of the best parts of this video, which remains the bat flip from the batter who is left to merely watch his hit fall gracefully into the right fielder's glove. 

This, of course, isn't the first we have seen of such a thing. Bat flips are kind of a fad in Korean professional baseball circles, which is why it may be one of our favorite leagues outside this nation. 

Feel free to enjoy Exhibit A and Exhibit B of players flipping their bats with confidence, only to see their hits quickly become hilarious outs. 

We have said it before and we will say it now: We are watching entirely too little of Korean baseball. 

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