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Watch Nicholas Castellanos’s epic bat flip

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A little assist from the umpire goes a long way

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No matter where you stand on bat flips, there is little doubt you will appreciate the move pulled off by Nicholas Castellanos during Thursday’s game in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Twins.

During the first inning of the game, Castellanos belted a two-run homer and gave his bat a toss towards the Tigers’ dugout.

And everything just got so much better the second the bat launched into the air. Let’s see the play.

Hold on, let’s see that move again from a different angle.

Does this count as a bat flip? Is it more of a hand off? I don’t actually know, but I’m going to watch it on a loop for the next ten hours.

Update: BATCAST