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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

10 Baseball-Loving Comic Book Stars in Honor of the World Series

The 2010 season of Major League Baseball wrapped up in Game 5 of the World Series last night with the San Francisco Giants defeating the Texas Rangers with a final score of 3-1. But fear not, baseball fans, all the passion for America’s previously favorite pastime from the past year lives on! Read on for a rundown of how the biggest names in comics have harnessed their love of baseball in the pursuit of

extremely violent

decidedly dope deeds.

A bit old, but amusing.

Tripon Posted: November 24, 2010 at 07:10 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: baseball geeks, books, media, special topics

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   1. Craig Calcaterra Posted: November 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM (#3696587)
Batman: switch hitter or a lefty?
   2. salvomania Posted: November 24, 2010 at 01:43 PM (#3696608)
I think Superman missed home plate.
   3. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 03:06 PM (#3696655)
Batman: switch hitter or a lefty?

Based on another photo shown in TFA, I'm gonna go with switch hitter.

It is possible, though, that the other photo could've been the Earth-2 Batman, assuming that *that* Batman still exists in one of the various convoluted timelines that pass for continuity these days. I'm a bit out of touch.
   4. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 03:09 PM (#3696658)
Oh, and I bet even Billy Beane would be fine with lots of attempts at stolen bases if he had the Flash on his team.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: November 24, 2010 at 03:32 PM (#3696681)
I usually roll my eyes when people assume walks are the result of "intimidation", but in Batman's case, I can buy it.

Superman is super-showboating¹ by running full-speed on a bases-loaded walk. Put the first pitch in his ear next time up.

¹ This probably actually was one of his Golden Age powers.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: November 24, 2010 at 03:54 PM (#3696696)
Based on the speed lines, it doesn't even look like Superman touches home plate!
   7. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 03:56 PM (#3696700)
I usually roll my eyes when people assume walks are the result of "intimidation", but in Batman's case, I can buy it.

Depends which Batman, right? The 50s-60s-era goof that ran around with Bat-mite or appeared in the TV series? No. The 70s-80s-etc. badass? Sure.
Superman is super-showboating¹ by running full-speed on a bases-loaded walk. Put the first pitch in his ear next time up.

Unless it's a kryptonite-laced ball -- or unless they're playing under a red sun* -- I'm not sure that's going to make a difference.

*Like when he fought Muhammad Ali.
   8. The District Attorney Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:01 PM (#3696704)
Unless it's a kryptonite-laced ball -- or unless they're playing under a red sun* -- I'm not sure that's going to make a difference.
Well, he was only on third base, so something happened!
   9. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:04 PM (#3696709)
Well, he was only on third base, so something happened!


Certainly he could be holding himself back in terms of hitting/running/etc. Or maybe he was intentionally walked. But I don't think he can turn off his invulnerability whenever he wants.
   10. Dale Sams Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:13 PM (#3696715)
Using super-powers wasn't allowed in that issue (but yeah, he can't turn off his invulnerability), until the villains started cheating, then the whole thing went to hell.

By the way, I'm impressed Sportsmaster can throw a screwball, but just one fastball in the whole sequence? If that? Of course Joker is his catcher, so that's got to be the last guy in the world you want calling pitchs.
   11. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:38 PM (#3696743)
Using super-powers wasn't allowed in that issue (but yeah, he can't turn off his invulnerability), until the villains started cheating, then the whole thing went to hell.

What issue was that, exactly? The art -- from what I can tell in the jpg -- seems like it could be Dick Dillin, so that would be, what, 70s-era JLA?
   12. The District Attorney Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:40 PM (#3696745)
Using super-powers wasn't allowed in that issue
Wow, so maybe Clark Kent is a better athlete than it looks like!

Joker is his catcher, so that's got to be the last guy in the world you want calling pitchs.
I feel like I have seen game theory arguments that pitch selection should be entirely random...
   13. Dale Sams Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:49 PM (#3696750)
That's Dc Super-Stars #10, and yeah it's Dick Dillin in the 70's.
   14. Lassus Posted: November 24, 2010 at 04:57 PM (#3696759)
Batman seems to be dropping the bat before the ball even crosses the plate.

His little bat-ear's gonna get buzzed next time.
   15. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: November 24, 2010 at 05:23 PM (#3696780)
His little bat-ear's gonna get buzzed next time.

Not sure I'd have the balls to do that. You really want Batman charging the mound?
   16. Walt Davis Posted: November 24, 2010 at 05:42 PM (#3696796)
Not sure I'd have the balls to do that. You really want Batman charging the mound?

You guys are gonna be sucky super-villains if you keep thinking through the consequences of your actions.
   17. phredbird Posted: November 24, 2010 at 09:54 PM (#3696971)
so robin's the catcher, eh?

big surprise there!
   18. The District Attorney Posted: November 25, 2010 at 02:41 AM (#3697094)
Speaking of which, Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting adult video of 2010, and has been nominated for 16 AVNs. I did not look up what "AVN" was.

Apparently, the director's father was a "porn-pioneer." No word on whether the director is dating anyone related to the district attorney. In any event, he is "busy casting the lead roles for his upcoming hi-budget Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, featuring the villain Electro."

And I meant Silver, not Golden, Age as the era when Superman had all the wacky powers. Hell, Golden Age Superman couldn't fly. Surprised no geek corrected me on that.
   19. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 28, 2010 at 07:43 AM (#3698198)
I did not look up what "AVN" was.

I'm pretty confident about the A and the V. For N, I'm gonna go with... "nostril"?
   20. AndrewJ Posted: November 28, 2010 at 01:32 PM (#3698230)
Speaking of which, Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting adult video of 2010, and has been nominated for 16 AVNs (...) Apparently, the director's father was a "porn-pioneer."

The guy's a regular Richard Zanuck.

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