If you’ve ever needed proof that heckling at a ballgame will get you attention (good and bad), this is the story for you. It happened during Friday’s 10-8 Pirates victory over the Atlanta Braves when a few Braves fans started to heckle outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Michael Keaton stepped in for defense.
McCutchen could clearly hear what was being spewed from behind the dugout and seemed to use it to push onward, hitting an RBI double in the eighth inning and tossing a few gestures in the offending fan’s direction.
He then tossed his batting gloves to the heckling fan as a friendly parting gift and nod to the heckler. I’ve been in similar situations, but usually it’s curses and my friends are drunk, so this worked out a lot better.
But it didn’t take long for things to take a turn towards the unreal as THE Batman and noted Pirates fan Michael Keaton took a moment to confront McCutchen’s heckler, pointing at the scoreboard to seal the deal.
It all looks a little heated from the images snapped at the game, but it was actually in good fun and Keaton was in high spirits according to Yahoo! Sports. His team walked away with a win and Keaton walked away with a nice signed baseball courtesy of Pirates righty A.J. Burnett.
This is why it pays to heckle? I guess? Is there a moral here? Probably don’t mess with Batman, or Batman’s friends.