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A CPBL hitter took a knee, crushed a go-ahead homer and flipped his bat toward the heavens

The Lamigo Monkeys and the Fubon Guardians faced off on Sunday at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in a Chinese Professional Baseball League showdown that was highlighted by perhaps one of the most authoritative bat flips to ever be flipped (so far). 

The Monkeys emerged victorious in the game, 6-5, thanks to the pinch-hit heroics from Liu Shih-Hao, who came off the bench in the eighth inning with the Monkeys trailing, 4-3, and with runners on the corners. 

Lamigo's hero for the evening connected on an inside pitch and sent a baseball deep into the night while falling to a knee -- and flipping his bat in a way that almost seems as if his bat flipped itself out of his hands, pleased by its hard work:  

Seriously, look where the bat went:

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Here's a slo-mo of the swing and flip in all their glory:

Just glorious, isn't it?