After hitting a walk-off home run, Maikel Franco unleashed a bat flip so intense his helmet went flying
The Phillies feature one of baseball's most prolific flippers of bats in Odubel Herrera, but in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Marlins, his teammate showed that Herrera's not the only Phillie capable of a fun celebration.
With the game tied, 2-2, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Maikel Franco sent a slider from Kyle Barraclough to deep left field. He watched nervously as his ball hung in the air, but as soon as it cleared the wall, Franco let out all that nervous energy in a bat flip so intense that his helmet went flying off his head:
Newton's third law of motion states that there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action. Franco's bat flying upward in front of him forced his helmet to fall downward behind him. If there is justice in the world, this bat flip will be taught in physics classrooms until the end of time.