Joey to the World: Bautista’s bat-flip gets Christmas sweater


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

If you weren’t a fan of the ugly Christmas sweater, here’s betting this will change your mind.

Clothing company Fresh Brewed Tees is now selling a sweatshirt commemorating the epic bat-flip by Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista.

Kudos to the writer who came up with the text on the sweater: “Merry Flippin’ Christmas” and “Joey to the World.”


Bautista’s home run — and subsequent celebration — in Game 5 of American League Division Series lifted the Blue Jays past the Texas Rangers and has been the subject of much attention ever since.

It received praise from some, criticism from others and was even the focus of a recent Players’ Tribune piece by the outspoken outfielder.

The bat-flip sweater is part of a Fresh Brewed Tees collection licensed by the MLB Players Association.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.