They may be Little Leaguers representing Seoul, South Korea, but a couple of them have that big-league spirit down already.
Or at least some big-league hot-dogging, as evidenced by the video below:
Just one problem for our international guests—these big-time bat flips were wasted on fly ball outs.
Neither ball got out of the park. Neither ball even got that close to going out of the park.
The first player shown, Sang Hoon Han, gave the crowd in Williamsport, Pa., a bat flip and raised hands for … a fly ball to left field.
The second player, Dong Hwan Ahn, merely gave his orange bat a good flip (maybe because the sight of a fluorescent glo-stick in his hands terrified him) while lining out to right field.
But the South Koreans do have some reason to have some swagger—they are 2-0 in the tournament with wins over the Czech Republic and Puerto Rico and can clinch a spot in the International final with a win over 2-0 Japan on Wednesday.
But if the bat flip was good enough for this guy …
… then it’s hard to fault some pre-teens from South Korea for being similarly inspired.
But, kids … actually hit the home run, then flip the bat. There is a proper sequence to everything, after all.