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    Manu Ginobili . . . the new Batman

    Video: Manu Ginobili catches rogue bat during Halloween game - Ball Don't Lie - NBA - Yahoo! Sports


    San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobili helps to get rid of a bat who visited the T&T Center on Halloween night during the game.

    I'm not a basketball fan . . . at all . . . so I don't know if this guy is any good or not, but I thought it was an interesting story.
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    Re: Manu Ginobili . . . the new Batman

    And had to have a series of Rabies shots for his trouble. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the video.

    Updated: November 2, 2009, 11:25 PM ET

    Ginobili has rabies shots

    Manu Ginobili won't be going back to the bat cave anytime soon.

    The San Antonio Spurs star, who swatted a bat during a game on Saturday, posted on his Facebook page on Monday that he had to get rabies shots.

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    Late in the first period of the Spurs win over the Kings on Saturday a bat swooped into the AT&T Center and descended onto the court. Players scattered and officials stopped play. The bat circled and left only to return -- briefly.

    That's when Ginobili performed his Halloween trick, swatting the bat out of the air with a bare hand. He then carried the creature off the court to thunderous cheers.

    On Monday, Ginobili posted:

    "Just wanted to give you guys an update on the bat situation. As many of you already know, it wasn't a great idea. Not only for the fact that bats are great part of the ecosystem, but also, because some carry rabies, which is an incurable disease. That's why I had to get vaccinated today [and it wasn't just one shot!]."

    At the time, Ginobili was a hero.

    After he caught the bat, the theme song to "Batman" played, and a few Sacramento players applauded, too. A trainer emerged to squirt sanitizer on Ginobili's hand.

    "That was amazing," teammate Tony Parker said. "The legend continues with Manu. Unbelievable. ... He's always doing crazy stuff."

    Ginobili was worried about the crazy consequences of his actions on Monday.

    "Only 0.5 percent to 3 percent of the bat populations carry the disease, but If you can't find the animal, it's not recommended to take any risks, it can kill you!" Ginobili wrote. "Since after the incident, the usher took it outside and the bat flew away [not lying!], there was no way of knowing if he was infected or not, so I had to do the safe thing.

    "Finally, please, don't do it at home or anywhere, avoid contact with bats, skunks, raccoons, rats and animals like that."

    'Batman' Manu Ginobili has rabies shots after capture - ESPN
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    Re: Manu Ginobili . . . the new Batman

    Another video shows the coach (or perhaps trainer ???) coming out onto the court and giving Manu a squirt of hand sanitizer.

    Did the mascot really think he was going to catch that bat in his net? Even with the help of the Batman shirt???
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