Let's take a closer look at Jose Bautista's epic bat flip

Jose Bautista is often known as Joey Bats. Now people are calling him "Joey Bat Flip," after his epic celebration capped a monstrous three-run home run in the seventh inning of Wednesday's deciding Game 5 of the American League Division Series.

With the hit, Bautista helped send the Blue Jays to the American League Championship Series. With the flip, Bautista created an image that rivals Joe Carter's 1993 World Series-winning blast.

Let's take a closer look:

Here's the swing ...

He had to take a moment after the hit, which followed a top of the seventh that saw the Blue Jays fall behind 3-2 under controversial circumstances.

And then, the flip seen 'round the world.

In case you were wondering, the bat did land.

And Bautista kept the celebration going all the way home.

Said Bautista in his postgame interview with Fox Sports 1: "It was just the moment, I felt it, I did it."

Hard to blame him.