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CELEBRATION: JOSE BAUTISTA – Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 24, 2017)

The “bat flip“? Where were you?

If you watched that game, like many Canadians, you know precisely where you were when one of the most iconic sports moments rocked the country.

Plenty of publications have written homage to Jose Bautista’s impact with the Toronto Blue Jays recently: Globe & Mail, Sportsnet, National Post and TSN to name a few.

Now it was time for the dedicated Blue Jays fans.

Jose Bautista First At-bat Hit

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 24, 2017)

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Over 47,000 fans came out to celebrate Jose Bautista and the last home game of the season.

Jose Bautista RBI

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 24, 2017)

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Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman wore a black Bautista jersey during warm ups, starting an emotional tribute to one of the Blue Jay greats.

Bautista’s fellow teammates held back taking the field to allow his proper due.

In the 9th inning after the first out, with the game in hand, Manager John Gibbons pulled Bautista to allow a proper send off. With the crowd clapping and chanting “Jose, Jose, Jose”.

Jose Bautista 9th Inning

Jose Bautista 9th Inning CelebrationToronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 24, 2017)

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A final curtain call with every fan standing to honor Bautista.

Jose Bautista Curtain Call

Jose Bautista Curtain CallToronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 24, 2017)

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“It ain’t over ’til it’s over” right Blue Jay fans?
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