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High school baseball player almost sends bat into orbit with epic flip (vid)

Bat-flipping entered the national baseball dialogue to a significant degree when Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista unleashed the “Bat-Flip Heard ‘Round the World” during the 2015 postseason.

But Joey Bats has nothing on Dakota Limon, a ballplayer at Austin High School in Texas. The slugger absolutely uncorked a ridiculous bat-flip after going yard in a recent game.

Oof. Limon is lucky no one was injured with that titanic toss. Or that his bat didn’t go into orbit.

We’ve seen several examples of ballplayers from the younger generation emphatically embrace the bat-flip (here), including the young son of a highly touted MLB prospect (here). But never before has one adopted the act with such excessive — and arguably overwrought — enthusiasm.

So, kudos to Dakota Limon. Or something. Although let’s hope he never faces Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta one day. New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard, though? That’s a different story.