I don't think this big leaguer just dressed up as Batman, I think he actually is Batman
Most Halloween costumes are goofy and fun and unrealistic. You get to be a zombie for the night. Or Frankenstein. Or that misplaced coffee cup from Game of Thrones. Seriously, people are being that. I don't know -- that's just the weird stuff people do.
But Michael Chavis of the Boston Red Sox took his costume very seriously. He dressed up as Batman. And after watching some of the videos of him, I'm beginning to think it's not a joke. I think he's actually Batman.
Good morning Gotham!!!! Was so excited that I wore my costume to the gym 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/pjVfrpW0n1— Chief Chavis™ (@MichaelChavis11) October 31, 2019
Pretty damn close.
Chavis' girlfriend, Sarah Esposito, documented the full transformation and it is wonderful to watch. Chavis even sounds like Batman.
Michael Chavis really wore his Batman costume to the gym 😂 pic.twitter.com/V8J9dkehID— Brendan (@brendan_camp) October 31, 2019
He hangs out like Batman.
Someone I know is REALLY into Halloween. Walked into @RapidSportsGA to see #Batman overlooking the workout and keeping everyone safe. @MichaelChavis11 sure loves Halloween... pic.twitter.com/LVgEIPFjOA— Rapid Performance (@RapidSportsGA) October 31, 2019
I mean, he could be the real Batman, right? Why wouldn't a superhero have a cover as a strong, dinger-smacking baseball player? One of his coaches even looks like Alfred. His rivals have been depicted as Jokers.
This might be the moment he's revealed himself to us all.
Matt Monagan is a writer for MLB.com. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Peña news.