Boston Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis posted a video on social media of himself wearing his Batman costume for Halloween.
Halloween isn’t only for children. Plenty of adults get decked out in elaborate costumes for parties, office functions or charity events. Not many spend the day cruising around town in full costume but Boston Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis did.
The rookie gave fans a tease during Game 7 of the World Series. While the Washington Nationals were celebrating their first championship, Chavis was getting excited about his attire for the following night. This was no ordinary costume. Chavis was was to become Batman.
The costume didn’t disappoint. Not only was Chavis quite convincing as the Dark Knight, but he also had the theme song from the old Adam West television show blaring as he drove around in his “Batmobile.”
Apparently he was on his way to the gym. No word yet on if Chavis worked out in full costume. Imagine going through your weight lifting routine at the gym and in walks Batman. If that doesn’t motivate you to push a bit harder, I’m not sure what will.
It leaves us to wonder where else Chavis donned the cape and cowl. Did he dress as Batman to go grocery shopping? He may have needed some snacks to bring back to the Bat Cave.
As impressive as the Batman costume was, Red Sox fans are more interested in what the man will do with a bat in his hands next season. The 23-year old hit .254/.322/.444 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI in 95 games during hid debut season. The sequel coming to Fenway Park next summer should be an even bigger hit.
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The Red Sox infield already has a dynamic duo with Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts sitting at the top of the leader boards with the most extra-base hits in the league. Whether he sees time at first or second base, Chavis is aiming to join his fellow infielders as an extra-base threat. He certainly has the power to match his star teammates but he’ll need to cut back on the strikeouts in order to approach their level.
Chavis emerged as a fan-favorite this year and sharing a bit of is personality on social media will only further his positive reputation in this town. He has a growing Twitter presence and often uses the platform for his quirky habit of pointing out when the clock strikes 11:11. If that’s the time to make a wish, ours is for a breakout season for Chavis in 2020 to help get the Red Sox back into the postseason.
While some may have expected his costume to draw inspiration from his Ice Horse nickname, you can never go wrong with Batman.