Deep down, we all want to be this Toronto Blue Jays fan.
Baseball, for all its faults, is the only sport that can inspire the kind of sheer joy Mini Bautista experienced yesterday. It’s a game of situations- full count, runner in scoring position, lefty vs. righty, here’s the pitch- and it alone allows for that kind of blitz. The would be game-winning touchdown in football needs an inevitable video review. A jumper to beat the buzzer in basketball is close, but doesn’t come with the kind of anticipation the home run does.
When the game turns in baseball, you know it. Just watch for the bat flip.