Sam Dyson: Jose Bautista’s Bat Flip ‘Shouldn’t Be Done,’ ‘Wiffle Ball’ Play

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Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers will never be forgotten.

A controversial play that put the game under protest, Toronto fans throwing beer on the field, multiple home runs and an epic bat flip made for an incredible game.

The bat flip, courtesy of Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, has ruffled some feathers in Texas. Rangers reliever Sam Dyson, who served up the three-run blast to Bautista that gave Toronto a 6-3 lead in the seventh inning, isn’t happy with the bat flip.

Bautista doesn’t seem willing to engage in a war of words with Dyson.

Dyson is the one who needs to calm down. If you don’t want someone to do a bat flip, then don’t give up a home run. Make a better pitch. It’s really that simple.

You can’t fault Bautista. It was one of the most emotional games we’ve seen in a while, and many people would’ve made the same reaction after hitting a home run of that importance in a do-or-die playoff game at home.

Thumbnail photo via Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports Images

Oct 9, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Sam Dyson heads to the dugout after being relieved in the 8th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game two of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

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