No One Has Ever Disrespected The Unwritten Rules Of Baseball More Than Back-Flipping Koji Akiyama
I can pretty much guarantee you weren’t combing YouTube this morning for Japanese baseball highlights from the early 1990s. At least, I hope you weren’t. It would make me very sad if non-bloggers did lame blogger things.
I can also tell you that the good folks over at Eye on Baseball were doing just that. and that we’re all better for it.
Because now we can all enjoy Koji Akiyama’s ridiculous post-home run antics.
The dude does a freaking backflip into the plate — and a terribly executed one at that. Similar behavior would undoubtedly earn him a 99 mph fastball to the temple in today’s Major League Baseball.
No shame, this guy.
Akiyama is now the manager of a team himself, meaning his currently players can get away with murder in the showboating department.
[H/T: Eye on Baseball]