Get to know Byung Ho Park, the bat-flipping KBO star who is coming to the Twins
Twins sign bat-flipping KBO star Byung Ho Park
This is Byung Ho Park, first baseman for the Korea Baseball Organization's Nexen Heroes:
On Tuesday, the Twins agreed to a four-year deal with Park, who slashed .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs this season. It was destined to be -- Park first debuted in the KBO with ... none other than the LG Twins.
In preparation for Park's arrival, we've assembled a brief scouting report with everything you need to know. Well, everything you need to know … about his bat flips:
And another, this time with a little more body language:
People ask me if the Giants should sign Byung-Ho Park as Brandon Belt insurance. I don't know. But I do know this: pic.twitter.com/KB0qDrrL5x- Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) November 6, 2015
Alas, it appears that Park will be leaving the celebratory lumber shows in Korea:
According to a story in the New York Times, he began tamping down on the bat flips last season in preparation for a potential move to America. Rest assured, though, that Park's nickname game remains strong:
Don't worry, Byung Ho, flip to your heart's content. You'll do just fine here.