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It’s almost a holiday, so let’s do a Batman post

Nov 24, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT


Most of baseball’s news makers are obviously off to celebrate Thanksgiving right now, because there isn’t much of anything happening today.  So now is as good a time as any to discuss something really important:

Why would anyone throw a screwball to Batman with a full count and the bases loaded?

(hat tip to BTF, who linked this from a fun comic book heroes playing baseball post over at Comicsalliance)

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    1. Craig, it’s “throw” not “through”

    2. Why did they put a bases loaded walk into a comic? That’s arguably the most boring way to score in the game. Why not a grand slam by Batman? Was someone cooler on deck? Since Batman is the coolest DC character, that can’t be why, can it?

    3. Craig, who’s making the turkey tomorrow? I assume you’ll be posting recaps of the cooking process, e.t.a. on turkey time, etc., etc.?

    4. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:06 PM

      5. I always knew Robin was the catcher! ZING! AYOOOOOOO!!!!!

  2. Old Gator - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Look at that – they picked the one umpire who’s demonstrably worse than Joe West.

    • Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM

      Yet better than CB Buckner.

  3. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Also check out the top right panel. That may be the sickest movement on a pitch I have ever seen. He defied physics with the way he threw that ball.

  4. mjstoner10 - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    How does Batman go from being a RH hitter to a LH hitter?

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM

      Duh, everyone knows he’s ambidextrous and thus a switch-hitter.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:57 PM

        I thought you said Robin was the switch hitter? Now I’m confused

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM

        Robin is strictly a catcher.

      • George - Nov 24, 2010 at 5:58 PM

        Damn, you are on fire today, son.

  5. yankeesfanlen - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Superman didn’t touch home, no run scored.

    • Glenn - Nov 24, 2010 at 5:07 PM

      I thought Superman was the umpire? I bet Aquaman was the only one left on the bench.

      • woodenulykteneau - Nov 25, 2010 at 7:30 AM

        No, Aquaman was off getting his mortgage refinanced because it’s gone even further underwater the past two years…

  6. jkcalhoun - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    How long before MLB cashes in on the caped baseball craze? Capes and cowls in all team colors with official insignia! Shop today.

  7. dondrapersops - Nov 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Why is Superman umping and running the bases?

    • jkcalhoun - Nov 24, 2010 at 5:24 PM

      He’s not running the bases. He’s just doing his Frank Drebin ball four call.

  8. ladymomoly - Nov 25, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    More batsman do fast ball so out of this form..


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