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Dec 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

Batman Baseball

Reason number 1,346 why Batman is the best. After going 5-for-5 in an all-star game against a team of super villains, he comes up to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth and … works the count for a walk.  You can’t pitch to the dude. You can’t pitch around him. He’s friggin’ Batman. He bats cleanup on a team with Superman on it for God’s sake.

Of course Green Arrow got all the RBI because he was batting fifth. Stupid hippie compiler.  And note: Aquaman is nowhere in the box score. It’s no surprise that he can’t crack this lineup.

Oh, wait. You don’t know what I’m talking about, do you? Well, then, you need to go read Wezen-Ball’s synopsis of the greatest comic book in the history of the world.

  1. phukyouk - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    SUPERMAN! Nuff said

    • bigxrob - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

      17 hits, 10 earned runs, but gets the W.
      Pitching to the score.

      • Cran Boy - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM

        Brilliant.

    • Old Gator - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM

      Didn’t Batman come over in the Bugs Bunny trade as a PTBNL along with Kevin Mitchell?

  2. phukyouk - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    BTW i jsut read that whole article.. can i just say how much i love Baseball? seriously if there is something in the world better than Baseball i dont want to know

  3. hansob - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    odd. Robin was in LF and Batman was the catcher. I would have thought it would be the other way around.

    • phukyouk - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:19 AM

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!

    • umrguy42 - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

      This is true, and anyway, are scrappy players supposed to be in the OF? I thought it was more about scrappy players for the middle infield…

  4. kiwicricket - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    “It probably should have been three runs, but Batman failed to score from first on Green Arrow’s double. The Comic Treadmill offers compelling evidence for Batman’s poor display of athleticism”

  5. kiwicricket - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Is ‘Robin’ the David Eckstein of comic book baseball?

  6. kiwicricket - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    I think there is enough compelling evidence that a skin tight spandex uniform with underwear over the top, should be worn by a major league team at some point.

    • davidpom50 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM

      Didn’t the White Sox do that in the 70s?

  7. El Bravo - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    According to the new “Dark Knight Rises” trailer, Bane apparently really hates football, adding more fuel to the fire that superheroes and supervillians know baseball trumps the pigskin.

    • foreverchipper10 - Dec 20, 2011 at 5:40 PM

      I cannot WAIT for this movie.

  8. deathmonkey41 - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    How does Plastic Man go 1-5? The dude has arms that retract and extend.

    • El Bravo - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:25 PM

      Bad eye.

    • b7p19 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:34 PM

      he can’t use his powers dude, pay attention. Well, at least until he cheats in order to win the game in grand fashion.

  9. phukyouk - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    you know… given Supermans Line how the HELL do they allow him to pitch the 9th? i didnt check out the extended version but did they only have 9 per team and no bench/relief players?

  10. The Common Man - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Whatever. Aquaman was out fighting ALL THE CRIME IN THE WORLD while Batman was so busy playing baseball. If he’d been able to take the time, Aquaman would have gone 7-for-6 with 4 homers, a triple, and a trident through Lex Luthor’s chest cavity.

    • davidpom50 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:12 PM

      All the crime in the world?? All the villains were at the game. What was he fighting, jaywalkers?

      • phukyouk - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:10 PM

  11. m22pank - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    I’m a big fan of playing small ball when needed…but really? Do superheros and supervillians really need to utilize the bunt THAT much? Oh and the official scorer needs to be replaced…you don’t get credited with a sac fly if you only move a guy from second to third…

    • kiwicricket - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM

      Who are the managers?

    • Lucas - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      Actually, I’m pretty sure that back then you did…I remember when they changed the rule (I can’t remember how many years ago) that takes the SF away from that situation.

  12. spudchukar - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Superheroes do not choke up.

  13. cubsrice - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Obviously Aquaman was in the dugout helping dispense Gatorade or whatever they had in the 70s.

    Superman really is useless without his powers.

    • Gamera the Brave - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      It was Tang, of course, not Gatorade…

  14. sdelmonte - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    I have wanted this comic for years. And now I know what I am missing.

    But I have to wonder why Kid Flash and not Flash. Unless Barry Allen, despite his midwestern upbringing, gave up on baseball as being too slow.

  15. charlutes - Dec 20, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Awesome, thank you.

    stupid hippie compiler, ahahaha

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