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Batkid Keeps The Bay Area Safe For Baseball By Throwing Out The First Pitch For The Giants

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Batkid throws out first pitch for giants Dun nun nun nun dun nun nun nu, BATKID! Yay Batkid is back and yesterday he threw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants home opener. There were no reports of any crime in the game, so Batkid rode out onto the field in the bat mobile and raised his tiny, mighty fist into the air and made baseball safe for everyone.

The San Francisco Giants tweeted this vine from their account yesterday so I will just let your cold, black heart grow ten sizes too big right now:



Miles Scott (AKA Batkid) was greeted by a roaring audience and pitcher Matt Cain, who held the young cancer survivor’s hand and walked him to the mound before playing their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Decked in full Batgear, the 5-year-old, who had been battling leukemia since before he was two (it is now in remission), took the pitcher’s mound and hurled the first pitch with superhero force.


I’m at the point now where I don’t think we even need another Batman movie considering Nolan and Bale are done with it. I could happily go to a theater and pay my nine dollar ticket price just to watch Batkid do stuff all around town or clean up his toys or eat a burger or something. he is far too adorable and does the most important job any superhero can do, give a nation hope that all is right with the world and that there is goodness everywhere.

Yay Batkid!

(Image: Getty)


  1. Kay_Sue

    April 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Dammit Eve. I am PMSing and now I am crying everywhere and I have ruined my make up and I have my kid’s award ceremony in like, thirty minutes…and, and, and, none of that really matters because this is super adorable.

    • Eve Vawter

      April 9, 2014 at 8:09 am

      That’s a lot of guilt to put on me and my favorite superhero bat kid, Kay Sue! have fun at your ceremony!

    • Kay_Sue

      April 9, 2014 at 8:11 am

      It is Bethany’s fault for the PMS post. I think it actually makes symptoms worse. 😉

  2. pixie

    April 9, 2014 at 8:23 am

    That’s adorable!
    And I want that car.

  3. Valerie

    April 9, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Right in the feels!! What a little sweetheart- so glad he gets to do all of these amazing things after everything he’s been through.

  4. CMJ

    April 9, 2014 at 9:11 am

    In a world of tech dudebros, hipsters, and annoying people, Bat Kid is actually something this entire City (almost) can rally around. God, I love this kid.

  5. Robotic Socks

    April 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Great kid. Giants suck!

    • Valerie

      April 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm


  6. libraryofbird

    April 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Batkid has been my favorite story of the past year.

  7. Rachel Sea

    April 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    On the one hand, I’m thrilled that he had had his wish fulfilled so well, but on the other I’m beginning to wonder if his continued celebrity status is really good for him. I feel like a line is being toed, and support is becoming exploitation.

  8. scooby23

    April 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    This kid is seriously just too awesome for words. Seriously, my Awesomeness-O-Meter just exploded and there’s shards of hot metal everywhere. But it’s all worth it, because he’s BatKid, dangit!

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