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Kelly Shoppach Still At It, Launching Bats

Our old friend Kelly Shoppach always had an interesting and entertaining reaction when he struck out, which was fairly often during his time behind the plate in Cleveland. Shoppach routinely snapped his bat in half over his knee while walking back to the dugout after a strikeout. He also had a penchant for launching his bat and helmet after a particularly dramatic K. Shoppach is back with the Boston Red Sox this Spring, the club who dealt him to Cleveland in a trade for Coco Crisp. Long-time Boston Globe writer and now ESPNBoston scribe Gordon Edes sent out this hilarious tweet which conjured up days of old. It looks like little has changed for Kelly, as he's not getting cheated on his swings and taking a full cut at it.

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Via @GordonEdes:

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h/t Paul Hoynes

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.