Friday October 16th, 2015

Jose Bautista’s bat flip has launched many tributes already, with one fan getting the iconic moment tattooed on his body, and fellow major league slugger Anthony Rizzo practicing the move in batting practice.

Now Toronto mayor John Tory gave Bautista’s celebration a nod at a press conference in which he accepted a bet from Kansas City mayor Sly James by tossing a bat into a river in the Royals hometown.

• Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista rode a scooter home from the ballpark

If the Blue Jays triumph they will win a selection of ribs and barbecue sauces, and if the Royals win they will get a shipment of Canada’s finest beers, according to The Globe and Mail.

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