Are bat flips and home run celebrations just poor sportsmanship?
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Are bat flips and home run celebrations just poor sportsmanship?

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Dallas Keuchel was not pleased when Charlie Culberson celebrated his home run in extra innings. Celebrations make other sports fun and more exciting. It's exciting to watch Yasiel Puig or Carlos Correa flip their bats, and celebrate after a huge home run. However, the unwritten rules of baseball punish players for that kind of celebration. Opposing teams hate showboats. What do you think? ⚾

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Hit a home run. Celebrate. Repeat. Showing emotion after a big play makes sports more exciting, but the unwritten rules of baseball say it also shows up opponents. Does it ruin baseball?

Showing up other players has no place in the game. Yes, the game gets heated and emotional, but athletes need to uphold the collegial attitude and sportsmanship the game was built on. Puig and Correa are making the World Series a sideshow with their look-at-me celebrations. Those types of celebrations put the individual in front of the team and the game itself. 

No matter what the situation is, home run hitters should round the bases and get on with the game.

Turn up your hearing aids and put down the Charleston Chew, old school baseball fans. BASEBALL IS MEANT TO BE FUN. Celebrations make the game more exciting and allow batters to express themselves after a big play. Players complaining that they got shown up need to grow up. You’re not in the little leagues anymore. You’re grown men playing a competitive sport.

Don’t like the celebrations? Get them out. Baseball is looked at as a stiff sport for old farts because players aren’t allowed to show any joy. Pitchers get to celebrate big innings. Why not hitters?

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