Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/28/13
MILWAUKEE -- One of Milwaukee's most wanted has been caught and released. BMO Harris Bradley Center officials confirmed Monday that the flying menace that terrorized Saturday's game between Marquette and Providence was contained in the arena's east atrium and released from of the building. Now Monday's battle between Marquette and South Florida can go on, bat free. The bat caused four different delays in Saturday's Marquette victory, flying fearlessly and dangerously low to players, coaches, officials and fans. At one point, players and coaches from both teams were on the floor throwing towels and warm-up pants at the bat, trying to corral it. Arena officials eventually turned all of the lights off in the building in an attempt to calm the bat down. The scene turned surreal when the Bradley Center DJ played Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and fans took their cell phones out and swayed them side-to-side like they were at a concert. The bat didn't return after the lights were turned back on and didn't make an appearance later Saturday night when the Milwaukee Bucks played the Golden State Warriors. In the days since, the bat has taken on a personality of its own. A Twitter account was created and the flying mammal got national media attention from every major outlet. In response to the news the Bradley Center Bat had been caught, the Twitter account created for the bat tweeted that it was a "Classic PR stunt." Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jim Ross’ wife Jan dies from injuries due to Vespa crash

Report: Larry Brown to meet with LIU Brooklyn about coaching job

Report: Jay Cutler garnering 'zero' interest around NFL

Paul Millsap to opt out of contract, become free agent

Martellus Bennett calls out NFL to do more to build up communities

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NBA disciplines Raptors’ Serge Ibaka, Bulls’ Robin Lopez for fighting

Jason Day tearfully withdraws from PGA event to be with ailing mother

Matt Barnes on Derek Fisher chants: ‘I’m sick of that s—’

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will run triangle ‘exclusively’ next season

Reese Witherspoon to speak to women’s gathering at NFL owners meetings

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Box Score 3/21: WBC semis are bat-flipping fun

What you need to know for the World Baseball Classic semis

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

MLB players most likely to break out in 2017

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

What you need to know for the World Baseball Classic semis

Eastern Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

Eat, Drink, Watch: A weekend of March Madness and more

The 'Who will ruin your glorious bracket this year?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker