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Korea's Kim Sang-su pulled off a bat flip that was less of a flip and more of a magic trick

(Clair, Michael)

Bat flips aren't too hard, it's the hitting a ball that deserves a bat flip that's difficult. Unless you're the Samsung Lions' Kim Sang-su, that is. The KBO infielder has not only been spending some time in the cage, he's also been practicing his magic tricks. Because when he hit a three-run jack on Thursday night, the bat seemed to simply disappear. 

That must be why he's got the white batting gloves on. You know, to really sell his role as shortstop/birthday magician. 

Of course, this was a three-run home run with his team trailing by nine runs. If he really was a magician, his team probably would have asked him to make the deficit disappear.