Bat invades Mets’ press box before Tuesday’s game at Citi Field
It was an eventful pregame for reporters and the like Tuesday evening at Citi Field, as a bat invaded the New York Mets’ press box ahead of a showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
New York Post baseball columnist Ken Davidoff captured video of the bat making itself comfortable while flying about the press box.
As per @NYPost_Mets, here is video of the bat loose in the Citi Field press box. pic.twitter.com/XwbSPFOzHr— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) April 30, 2019
The bat’s presence surely made for an unpleasant sight for media members. Those present probably questioned whether or not they really wanted to cover the game if the bat was not captured.
Mike Puma, the Post’s Mets beat writer, later tweeted that the bat was indeed captured, allowing reporters to feel quite a bit more comfortable going about their jobs.
There is no word regarding the fate of the bat, but the safe assumption it was corralled humanely and subsequently released back into the wild. Well, the wild that is Queens, N.Y., obviously.
It will be interesting to see whether or not the winged creature will be ascribed the moniker of “Rally Bat,” as major league teams are wont to do whenever an animal invader makes its presence known. Though, due to the fact that the bat did not technically disrupt the game probably makes that unlikely.
In any event, this is of course not the first time a bat has invaded a pro sports arena. Just ask the San Antonio Spurs about that one.