Mark Townsend

  • Triple-A Louisville Bats celebrate every win with team selfie

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew2 days ago

    The Louisville Bats — the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds — entered play on Saturday with a 50-50 record through 100 games, which is pretty much the perfect record for a .500 ballclub. However, what's more interesting about the Bats team isn't the number of wins they have, it's how they go about celebrating them.

    According to WHAS in Louisville, the team started a unique new tradition while preparing for their official team picture last month. Before taking the team photo, a seemingly random team selfie was snapped. From there, the idea was suggested by outfielder Mike Costanzo to take a new team selfie following each victory on the field, so that's exactly what they do.

    Well, most of the team anyway. According to Costanzo, a couple nameless players want no part of the action, but who needs those guys anyway?

    Here are a couple recent examples of the celebratory selfies:

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