Kid Launches A Solo HR To Pull His Team To Within 3, Still Proceeds To Launch His Bat To Jupiter
First thing’s first, Turco is a GREAT last name for a baseball villain. That name reeks of filth that can be associated with any evil MLB character from the fictional Duke Temple to the real John Rocker. Kind of love it. Now all we need is a heavenly protagonist like Jake Taylor (for Duke) or actual life (for Rocker) to smack Turco back to reality.
However, on the bat flip that literally touched the sky, I get it. The kid’s pumped for hitting a first class dinger. I would be, too. But chucking that bad boy in the air at any point other than a walk-off moonshot is pure blasphemy. ESPECIALLY when you’re losing. And that wasn’t even a bat flip, that was a Cape Canaveral stick LAUNCH into outer space. There’s unconfirmed Tweets the next two batters got (rightfully) plunked. I don’t know. Still, if entire team/staff weren’t at risk of getting suspended from life in 2017, the next time Turco stepped into the box then he deserved to be brushed back to the parking lot. You hit a walk off home run and it’s your Baseball God’s given right to toss your stick as far as the ball. Anything less than that you act like you’ve been there before. Maybe I’m old school, but dammit, it’s good school. Cause pretty soon young players all over the place are going to be sending their bats into orbit after hitting singles. Oh, wait, they already are.
h/t Disston, who somehow holds that name but is not a stripper. I think.