There seems to be this “look and flip the bat” when a batter nails a pitch into never-never land. There’s also this feeling of “knock it off” from the backstop and pitcher when a batter does this. And lately, a few pushes and “ding!” round one starts…
These batters coming into the professional level that do this at the plate will, sooner or later, get a wild pitch in the noggin and other assorted places.
And, sooner or later, youngsters at the amateur level will start this “look and flip the bat”.
When you’re on the hill and you see this, don’t go off the deep end. They’re (batter) trying to be like someone else – dummies, with no respect for the unspoken rules and protocols of the game. Be professional – show no emotions, stone cold, settle back in, reach into your bag of tricks and put the next batter(s) down with solid pitching.