Showing up other players has no place in the game. Yes, the game gets heated and emotional, but athletes need to uphold the collegial attitude and sportsmanship the game was built on. Puig and Correa made the World Series a sideshow with their look-at-me celebrations. Those types of celebrations put the individual in front of the team and the game itself.
No matter what the situation is, home run hitters should round the bases and get on with the game.
Turn up your hearing aids and put down the Charleston Chew, old school baseball fans. BASEBALL IS MEANT TO BE FUN. Bat flipping makes the game more exciting and allows batters to express themselves after a big play. Players complaining that they got shown up need to grow up. You’re not in the little leagues anymore. You’re grown men playing a competitive sport.
Don’t like the bat flips? Get the out. Baseball is looked at as a stiff sport for old farts because players aren’t allowed to show any joy. Pitchers get to celebrate big innings. Why not hitters?