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The POTD captures the home run swing of the home run king.

Josť Bautista gets ready to face Tampa Bay's James Shields at the Dome August 7.



Bautista gets a hold of one.

Bautista gets ready to bolt from the batter's box.

Bautista sizes up where the ball is going.

Bautista hops out of the batter's box.

Bautista realizes the ball is heading towards a good place.

Bautista begins the process of throwing his bat away.

Bautista's bat flip begins.

Bautista's bat takes flight.

Bautista's 360 foot run for glory is underway.  This was Bautista's 34th home run of 2010 as the Jays outslugged the Rays 17-11. 

His 2010 totals:  .260 AVG/.378 OBP/.617 SLG/.995 OPS, 35 2B, 3 3B, 54 HR, 124 RBI, 9 SB, 100 BB.

10 Photos - #19 Jose Bautista | 10 comments | Create New Account
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92-93 - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 01:54 PM EST (#230587) #
The bat flip alone is worth the contract.
wdc - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 03:51 PM EST (#230590) #
Thank you once again for your outstanding photos.  This set is one of my top 5 for sure.  As mentioned, the bat flip says it all.


CeeBee - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 05:28 PM EST (#230592) #
Great shots :)
#2JBrumfield - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 07:40 PM EST (#230593) #
Thanks, folks!  I was really happy with the way those photos turned out.  I don't mean to toot my own horn but I felt like I knocked one out of the park with those shots.  I was really hoping those shots came through when the bat flip happened and thankfully, they did.  It must be nice to able to hit a home run and immediately know you got a hold of it!  I love that bat flip!
Gerry - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 08:25 PM EST (#230594) #

#2, where were you sitting when you took these shots?

Thomas - Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 10:11 PM EST (#230598) #
Thank you once again for your outstanding photos. This set is one of my top 5 for sure. As mentioned, the bat flip says it all.

I echo these comments. This is one of the best of the lot, which is saying something.

bpoz - Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 08:23 AM EST (#230604) #
#2 Outstanding !!! A real treasure.
#2JBrumfield - Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 10:54 AM EST (#230609) #
Gerry, I was two rows behind the Rays dugout because I used one of my G20 ticket vouchers. The Jays were undefeated when I used them! The team clearly needs to give me more of them!
China fan - Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 12:12 PM EST (#230614) #
In the 3rd photo in this sequence, there actually seems to be a cloud of smoke emanating from Bautista's right foot as the ball takes flight.  On closer inspection, it's just chalk dust, but it's also possible that Bautista is superman in disguise.
greenfrog - Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 04:58 PM EST (#230621) #
Super. Love the photos.
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