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Trending: Toronto's love affair with Joey Bats more than skin deep

Last Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm EDT

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista tosses his bat after hitting a three-run home run during seventh inning game five American League Division Series baseball action against the Texas Rangers in Toronto on Oct. 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

It’s the stuff of legend … Jose Bautista defiantly flipping his bat after using it to crack the homerun that ultimately propelled the Jays past Texas to the American League Championship Series.

It was a great, dramatic moment, albeit a fleeting one. Unless of course, you commit to carrying the stirring image around with you forever.

That’s what one overzealous Jays fans has done, having the already-iconic image tattooed on his thigh.

A Toronto tattoo artist named Scoot Mason posted pics of the work in progress, and the final result, on his Instagram page.

Told You We Going In Today @bluejays @joeybats19 #bluejays #alcs #waitforit #fyink #scootink ⚾️⚾️

A photo posted by Scoot Mason (@scootscootmason) on

Joey Bats himself shared the image on his own Instagram account with a caption that read: “I have heard and seen some crazy stuff in the last 24 hours but this one takes the prize home!”

The now-famous flip has also been appropriated by some Toronto businesses.

A Leslieville ice cream parlour etched a chalk drawing of Jose tossing a triple-scoop.

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So how does Bautista react after all the attention and the accolades? Does he slip into a limo with tinted windows like a big-league megalomaniac after Game 5?

Nah, he just walks out of Rogers Centre and hops on his scooter like it was just another day at the office.