I heard about this big bat (called "Batcolumn" by artist Claes Oldenburg) and I just had to see it. Here's what the website Explore Chicago says about it: "Like all of Oldenburg’s monuments, Batcolumn combines a humorous and irreverent attitude toward popular objects with meticulous construction details and handling of scale and proportion. It can alternately be seen as a reference to historical monumental columns, a salute to the American institution of baseball or a tribute to the steel industry."
All true. All I can say is, "That's one big bat!"