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Jose Bautista bat flip now a goal celebration in ‘NHL 17’ (vid)


Jose Bautista’s majestic — and ultimately controversial — bat flip during the playoffs last season has become one of the more iconic scenes in recent postseason baseball history. So much so, in fact, that the Toronto Blue Jays slugger’s emphatic lumber toss isn’t only a celebration reserved for the major leagues … well, at least in video game form.

The creators of EA Sports’ “NHL 17” have added Bautista’s bat flip to the possible celebrations players can use after putting the puck between the pipes.

Pretty sweet. This tribute comes after Bautista’s bat flip made the cut in “MLB The Show 16.”

Suffice to say, though, Goose Gossage wouldn’t be a fan of either video game’s tribute. But that probably could have gone without saying.