If you thought you saw Batman throwing out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants Opening Day game today, you were almost correct. If you were confused as to why Batman got a standing ovation and what the significance of him throwing out the first pitch at the game was, you need to read on.
So it looks like the Batkid is back. If you’re unfamiliar with the mini-hero, you must have missed when he got to live his dream of being in Gotham City and saving everyone from villains. San Francisco shut down streets and businesses to make this young leukemia patient’s dream come true.
Here’s the pitch from everyone’s favorite real-life hero:
His actual name is Miles Scott and he’s a 5-year-old leukemia survivor. He has been embraced in the city of San Francisco as quite the hero and he has been looked at as America’s sweetheart ever since he ‘saved’ San Francisco while being dressed as Batman.
This was a touching moment for all San Francisco fans as they gave the young survivor a standing ovation when he exited his Batmobile to throw the first pitch.
What an honor for Scott to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day, standing next to Matt Cain:
— Katie Dowd (@KatieDowd) April 8, 2014
This is an honor very few people in their lifetime ever receive. However, it can be looked at as an honor for the Giants as well as Batkid had to clear his schedule for the event.
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