The Philadelphia Phillies are feeling themselves. On Thursday night they stayed on top of the National League East with a three run Maikel Franco walk off home run.
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) August 3, 2018
Franco’s home run was only topped by the most disrespectful bat flip of the season. He threw the bat so far into the sky his helmet fell off.
"A bat flip so big that his helmet came right off." That how tonight ends for the @Marlins, with a walk-off loss to the Phillies courtesy of Maikel Franco's three-run blast. pic.twitter.com/g1j3KDJ5f9
— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 3, 2018
Adding to the disrespect was the fact that the Phillies were wearing their throwback jerseys. Not only did the bat flip show up the Marlins pitcher who gave up the homer, it showed up the former Phillies players. What was the launch angle of that bat flip?