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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:

Byung Ho Park

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:

 Ho flip

And another, this time with a little more body language: 

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:

"Brandon Knight, who pitched for Nexen from 2011 to 2014, said he and others advised Park that if he moved to the United States, American players would not appreciate the flips. Park, who refers to Knight as B.F., as in best friend, took the advice to heart.

"Sometimes he'd hit a huge home run and do it and then come back to the dugout, look at me and say, 'Sorry, B.F.,' " Knight said."

Don't worry, Byung Ho, flip to your heart's content. You'll do just fine here. 

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