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Superman: worst baseball manager ever

Jun 13, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Michael Clair at Old Time Family Baseball found a gem. The Man of Steel was once an interim Little League Manager. A bad one:

 

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Thing is, his advice ends up being better than the real manager’s advice, which is to issue an intentional walk. The real manager, by the way, happened to be a Hall of Fame Negro Leagues player. If you have a super-human alien and a baseball immortal being this awfully wrong, perhaps we ought to take it a bit easy on the Eric Wedges and Ned Yosts of the world?

Anyway, to see how it all played out, go check out Old Time Family Baseball.

  1. heyblueyoustink - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    I would imagine Captain Caveman would suggest an aggresive approach at the plate.

  2. stex52 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    At least he didn’t tell the kid to hit him.

  3. whatthehellisansky - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    geeze slow news day huh Craig

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      Sorry. You took all the good ideas over at your blog where you’ve posted 15 individual baseball stories since 7am this morning. I’m totally out of ideas.

      • mybrunoblog - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

        Well played. Obviously with the Superman movie opening tomorrow I think this a fun post. We can’t be serious all the time.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        I like turtles.

      • whatthehellisansky - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        You know what. Youre right. Probably a lot easier to sit here and criticize than it is to actually think this stuff up.

        Gotta admit i didnt put two and two together with the superman movie coming out either.

        My bad.

  4. number42is1 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Great timing Craig! I am going to the midnight premiere of Man of Steel tonight.

  5. cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Aquaman would have sorted it out. Tidal wave so leading team is the winner, since the game could no longer be played out. The End. Thank you Aquaman.

    • buggieowens - Jun 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Thank you Cur from sparing the rest of posters from one of my inane yet appropriate pro-Aquaman rants. What other superhero could use his telepathic powers to call up a yummy dinner of lobster, crab, and scallops?

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        From the sounds of things, looks like he could call up Wonder Woman, too. A little surf & turf, eh?

  6. valarmorghuliss - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    And some of you people think he can beat Hal Jordan more often than not. Pleeeeeease

  7. historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    He’s dreamy, and I normally don’t care for blondes.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Dangit, that was supposed to reply to cur’s comment.

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        He’s a slippery fish, that Aquaman. Doesn’t get the credit he deserves, if you ask me.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        You know what’s a badass move? Jumping out of Wonder Woman’s invisible plane and diving into the ocean from mid-air. Jeepers, that’s awesome.

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        Jumping OUT of Wonder Woman’s plane? Ok. Cool. I guess. For my super power I want to be able to be the guy who could jump IN to her plane . . . and other stuff.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        I mean when they’re fighting crime together. Boogie Time is totally different.

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        Oh. Of course. That’s what I meant, too. Crime. Yes. As in “it would be a crime to jump OUT of this perfectly serviceable invisible plane with this perfectly serviceable hot babe in the skimpy outfit…”

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

        It’s so annoying when dudes won’t leave.

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        Oh I’d leave, all right. After. I have to clean my andirons, y’see.

  8. chacochicken - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Little Kevin Gregg’s first save situation. Induce the ground ball out.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      That’s Li’l Kevin Gregg.

  9. sdelmonte - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Any excuse to see a story I’ve never read by the great artist Curt (no relation to Craig) Swan is fine by me.

  10. earpaniac - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Yes, but Superman did play and beat several teams as a player. By himself.

  11. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Saying “I don’t know” is a terrible answer. That’s why I use it all the time.

  12. goawaydog - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=Hs4xhivIa65uLM&tbnid=5Y-miYHFyKILYM:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comicsalliance.com%2F2010%2F11%2F02%2F10-baseball-loving-comic-book-stars-in-honor-of-the-world-series%2F&ei=Lge6UcC-JsXCigLUrIH4Dg&psig=AFQjCNHEFYMrdPxajHCCQoDbe0W4OffD4w&ust=1371232430663551

  13. kcroyal - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Frank who? Ned’s alter ego Frank Yost?

  14. 18thstreet - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    That team needs a new general manager. No, a whole new management structure. I mean, is there no one else more able to coach this team? Yes, Superman is a terrible manager. Someone should have known that already.

    I blame Larry Lucchino.

  15. jiminthebay - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    what does batman know about pitching ?
    nothing , thats why he has ROBIN roberts as pitching coach

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