This is my first attempt at ciabatta bread. It turned out well but I'd give it another 5 minutes in the oven next time (I removed it at 40 minutes in a 35-45 minute range). It takes a while to rise, but it's worth it. The recipe itself is easy and doesn't take much time (recipe video here).
The title is a play on "Hey, batta-batta-batta!" - a typical heckle to distract a batter (slang: batta) in baseball which was playing on the radio as I baked the loaf. Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the Baltimore Orioles.