By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports

The San Antonio Spurs have had some issues with bats being lose in their arenas in recent years. You may remember a couple of years ago when Manu Ginobili smacked a bat out of the air mid-game with nothing but his hand.

That’s a classic highlight that will be played on loop for years to come. Last night, prior to the Spurs game against the Timberwolves, another bat got loose. With Ginobili not on hand, they decided to give their mascot The Coyote an opportunity to be a star. And he took full advantage while wearing a Batman costume.

Not as impressive as Manu’s due to the use of the net to catch the bat. But, bonus points for wearing a Batman costume while doing it. Mascots are fun.

Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.