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'Joey Bats' stars in 'Untouchables' parody

Posted on: May 31, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 1:58 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

As Jose Bautista continues to prove last year's 54-homer explosion was no fluke, he's bound to start gaining more face-time nationally. Recently, the Blue Jays star visited MLB.com's Fan Cave and cut a video that was a parody of a scene from "The Untouchables." You might recall the scene, where Robert DeNiro -- playing the notorious Al Capone -- is walking around a table, holding a baseball bat and lecturing his employees about teamwork. The scene ends with a gruesome beatdown of one employee Capone believed wasn't a team player.

Without the blood, Bautista wields the bat and the "victim" is a baseball in this video. In case you're unaware, Bautista's nickname in the video is "Joey Bats," which is a reference to his Twitter handle (@JoeyBats19) and his still relatively obscure nickname. Here's the video.



That's a decent mix of clever and cheese, I'd say.

Bautista, 30, is easily the best hitter in baseball at this point. He leads the majors in runs, home runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS (obviously) and total bases. He also leads the AL in walks. This all with having missed a week due to a sore neck earlier in the season. Basically, get used to seeing Bautista appear in more and more spots such as the above video.

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Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:32 pm
 

'Joey Bats' stars in 'Untouchables' parody

Nice! Joey "bats" Bautista...fits him well. Hey by the way... The kid that played in the Bronx tale "C"... that's him in this video all grown up..wow! Great movie!



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