Willson Contreras dunks on White Sox with all-time bat flip


A bat flip has come to my attention.

As you can see, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit this ball a loooong way (it spanned an estimated 377 feet). Just an absolute bullet. But his bat may have traveled even farther.

That was truly excessive. We’re talking no chill whatsoever. I didn’t think anything could top Jose Bautista’s playoff masterpiece from 2015, but after seeing Contreras launch this poor, unsuspecting Louisville Slugger into the stratosphere, I stand corrected. Just look at the height! That’s a grown-man bat flip.

The home run, a three-run bomb off right-hander Dylan Cease, was only Contreras’ sixth of 2020 and his first since September 4 against St. Louis. The Cubs can close out the NL Central Friday with a victory over the White Sox. The Pale Hose punched their playoff ticket a week ago (it will be their first October appearance since 2008) but have been in freefall ever since, losing five straight while falling behind Minnesota in the American League Central.

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