Give Jose Bautista a break already.
The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was plunked in the leg Thursday by Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran, a day after Bautista committed the oh-so-serious crime of flipping his bat after hitting a home run during Wednesday’s game.
The benches cleared and a fracas ensued, which apparently wasn’t enough for Tehran, who retaliated against Bautista the following game.
Jose Bautista did it again 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/3az3Lxv3KJ— Baseball Central™ (@BasebalICentral) May 18, 2017
Other teams have taken issue with Bautista for flipping his bat in the past. He notably did it in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Texas Rangers in 2015, which led to discussions of “playing the right way.”
Just let the man have fun.
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