Maikel Franco's walk-off produced one of the best home run celebration photos ever
Like this one, of Franco rounding third and heading for a party at home plate:
Or this one, of Franco arriving at said party:
Or this one, of Franco receiving the honorary victory shower:
If forced to pick a favorite, though, we would probably go with the following: Franco mid-bat flip, while
Of course, the righteous tableau above is just the latest addition to a long line of Awesome Post-Dramatic Dinger Celebratory Photographs -- so let's review a few of the best from the past few years.
Bryce's quest to chase down
It seemed like Correa's fly ball in the seventh inning of Game 5 hung in the air for an eternity, no one sure whether it would make it over the fence or fall short for a harmless flyout. So, when it finally landed in the second row to give Houston a three-run lead, a minor earthquake erupted at Minute Maid Park -- and Correa was so pumped he nearly forgot to touch first base:
"The Agony and the Ecstasy", photograph, 2016:
You all remember the bat flip, but what you may not remember is that Joey Bats spent a solid five seconds staring his dinger down before firing his bat away:
(Nearly three years later, the bat flip itself is still awe-inspiring.)
Otherwise known as the Time Yo Nearly Sent His Bat Into Outer Space:
OK, technically this one works better as a GIF, but what is a GIF if not several photos in succession?
Manny Ramirez, Game 2, 2007 ALDS
It's only fitting that we end with quite possibly the most righteous baseball photo ever taken: