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Braves Bat Boy Might Now One Day Become Batman

Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

A live bat made its way onto the field last night at Turner Field, which should be your first indication that it was not in the hands of a Phillie.

The bat, sitting/laying on the infield grass in the second inning, appeared unable to fly and was picked up by Braves third baseman Paul Janish, who promptly handed it to a bat boy.

I can’t think of any more blatant a reference to Batman: Year One – which for you non-nerds was basically like Batman Begins in comic book form, but like 18 years beforehand and with more suicide contemplations (Jim Gordon was in a dark place people).

The rest of the bat boy’s night appears below courtesy Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli:


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  1. yishmeister - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    “Jim Gordon was in a dark place….”?!? You mean Bruce Wayne right? #NerdAlert

    • Nick Menta - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM


      • yishmeister - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        Still confused….pretty sure the page you are displaying is Bruce Wayne talking to his father.

  2. yishmeister - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    It’s been a while since I have read my copy, so that’s why I asked, didn’t mean to offend anyone.

  3. Nick Menta - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    ahah, It’s cool. It was a separate reference to another point in the story.

  4. philly_28 - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Am I seeing things?

    Isn’t the bat clearly flying to the ground right before he hands it to the bat boy?

    I don’t think there’s a bat in that towel.


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