Batkid, aka Miles, a five-year-old boy fighting cancer, got his chance to fight crime, thanks to the efforts of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Part of the foundation’s plan was to transform San Francisco into the mythical Gotham City of Batman fame.
Where did baseball come in? Batkid was alerted by the good people of “Gotham” that the evil Penguin had kidnapped Lou Seal, the Giants’ mascot.
For more on Batkid, follow along with the San Francisco Chronicle’s blog.