Batman? Word!

Michael Keaton threw out the first pitch today. Guess what he said prior?

“Maybe they should let me throw this pitch first because they might not like what I have to say,” Keaton said at a news conference.

“I fear they will take advantage of the good will of the people who continue to show up,” he continued. “For my money, that’s disrespectful. At some point, you either have to write the check or do something and not assume, well, we’re OK and, ultimately, the franchise is valuable…

“Look, I’d do it, too, if I were a businessman,” Keaton said. “But, at some point, you’ve got to win. I think fans have been gracious. And maybe not vocal enough. Maybe not vociferous enough with their displeasure. That’s my opinion.”

Holy truth, Batman!


  1. Raydude6131
    April 10, 2006 3:27 pm

    Wow! Such truth and after they extended a welcome to him to do it. This must have been the drunk “Falling Down” Michael Keaton and not the lovable “Mr. Mom” version. Not that he’s not %100 true though.

  2. Anonymous
    April 10, 2006 8:56 pm

    Good for Keaton for speaking the truth!

  3. Anonymous
    April 10, 2006 9:46 pm

    220… 225…. million dollars to win.

    Whatever it takes.


  4. PittLeo
    April 10, 2006 11:21 pm

    I love your Blog. I just recently became a new reader to your Blog. Maybe Batman can save the Pirates!

  5. pittgirl
    April 11, 2006 10:02 am

    Thanks for the kind words, pittleo! PittGirl really takes well to flattery.

  6. awnawhellnaw
    April 13, 2006 11:41 am

    He’s absolutely right. And, as I ‘had a migraine’ and couldn’t make it to work that day, I just happened to see Mr. Keaton throw out the first pitch, live.

    He throws like a girl. It was disappointing.