Blue Jays Watch Party: Jose Bautista joins fans to re-live iconic bat flip


Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting a three-run homer in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS against the Rangers. (Chris Young/CP)

Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers brought us one of the most memorable moments in recent baseball history: Jose Bautista’s bat flip.

On Friday, Bautista himself joined Sportsnet’s Blue Jays Watch Party to interact with fans and re-live that iconic home run, which capped off an epic seventh inning between the two teams.

The series-clinching legend wasn’t the only special guest in attendance. Harold Reynolds, Ryan Goins, Dan Shulman and Dale Scott — who broke news live on air about umpires being mic’d up when baseball resumes — all took part.

Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae, Arash Madani and Shi Davidi hosted the debut event, which aired on Sportsnet ONE and was available to be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and right here on

The evening, like the original game, had no shortage of memorable moments. These were some of the finest.

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