Once the standard-bearer for bat flips, Jose Bautista is certainly enjoying the current brand of Major League Baseball.
"The game has changed in a lot of ways, but one of the best ways is how celebrations are not so taboo and people are allowed to enjoy them," he told Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic
The 40-year-old executed one of the most iconic bat flips in the sport's history after hitting a go-ahead home run during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS while with the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer pushed the Blue Jays to a series win over the Texas Rangers.
At the time, Bautista's boisterous celebration was considered excessive.