Watch Anthony Rizzo's incredible impression of Jose Bautista's epic Game 5 bat flip
Anthony Rizzo re-enacts Bautista's epic bat flip
If Jose Bautista's clutch three-run, game-winning home run in Game 5 of the ALDS didn't rattle all of North America, then the bat flip he used to punctuate it certainly did. The bat flip to end all bat flips served as the exclamation point on a crazy afternoon in a tense series at the end of a long, exciting season.
That home run and bat flip was so emphatic that it's already become a part of baseball lore. Mini Bautista has gone viral for an imitation of Joey Bats that he timed with the real thing, and now a hero on the North Side has tried his hand at recreating the theatrics.
Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs were taking batting practice on the field at the Friendly Confines on Thursday when he whipped out his impression of the performance:
Of course, this demonstration of skill was released prior to the barrage of films to hit theaters around the holidays, so we're sure the Academy will forget all about it by the time the Oscars roll around, but we'd still peg Rizzo as a darkhorse for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.