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Robinson Cano did a pretty good impression of Jose Bautista's batting stance at first base

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One of the great things about the World Baseball Classic is seeing many of MLB's prodigious sluggers share a lineup, often hitting back-to-back. Robinson Cano, for example, bats third in the Dominican Republic's stacked World Baseball Classic order, and Jose Bautista bats fourth. This gives Cano a perfect vantage point to appreciate what Bautista -- who positively crushed a home run against Canada last week -- can do at the plate.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, and while stationed at first base during the Dominican Republic's 3-1 loss to Puerto Rico on Tuesday (the team's first Classic loss since 2009), Cano mimicked his teammate at the plate.

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Can you see it? The high hands rocking the bat back and forth, the smooth swing -- he definitely seems to be going for Bautista.

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All it was missing was a monumental bat flip. 

So, what do you think, Jose? Has Cano recreated your swing accurately? Was looking down to first base like looking in a mirror? Are you flattered?

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