This small senior is not what Ness holds close to him
This small senior - Elder means old. So does senior. And bats are small. 2 + 2 = 4.
is not what Ness holds close to him - Ness holds a bat close to him (which I think is just nuts because any brainless fool would know that eating people is much more effective!). It's a horrible pun, I know. The complaint department is in my mouth. Come on in!