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Monday, February 07, 2005

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Eric in Madison points out these Korean cartoons about baseball…“What’s amazing is how sophisticated the understanding is. On the Twins one, for example, Lew Ford is shown praying for an injury to Hunter, Jones or Stewart. Terry Ryan is portrayed as Jack-and-the-Beanstalk saying “look what I got for Pierzynski.”

Bartolo Colon sleeping on the ground is a hoot!

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   1. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:22 PM (#1130250)
In the Dodgers cartoon, Milton Bradley is shown carrying a bag of baseballs over his head. Also, there's a nice depiction of Mrs. Lima's finest attributes.
   2. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:35 PM (#1130267)
Did anyone notice the syringe sticking out of Jason Giambi's back?

I wish I understood the dialogue. Alex Rodriguez red-faced while watching porn with the rest of the Yankees ... And no American would think to feature Wes Obermueller (!) in a cartoon ...
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:35 PM (#1130269)
I would love to know what's happening in this take on Kaz Ishii. Dig Ishii's control in the last panel.
   4. Zapatero Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:37 PM (#1130274)
Any hope for translations? These are dead on!
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:39 PM (#1130279)
Darrell May best player on the Royals?
   6. WillYoung Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:39 PM (#1130280)
I particularly like the drawing of TRF sneaking away from the rest of the Yankee bullpen.
   7. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:40 PM (#1130282)
Are there any Korean Primates?

I would like to know what Tony Batista is up to here.
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:43 PM (#1130288)
I think my personal favorite is Ben Sheets being the only one holding back the "invading" St. Louis Cardinals
   9. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:46 PM (#1130295)
The best hands down is Kaz Tadano flirting with ARod in the Indians page.
   10. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:47 PM (#1130297)
And why is Joe Kennedy exposing himself to a little girl?
   11. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:50 PM (#1130304)
these are surprisingly risque....
   12. Dr Love Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:52 PM (#1130307)
Why is Shea Hillebrand farting in a little girl's face?
   13. JH (in DC) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:52 PM (#1130309)
The Yankees one is great. Kevin Brown, Bernie Williams signing to Vasquez, TRF walking away, the steroid syringe, A-Rod and the pr0n, Jeter and his jealous teammates...wow.
   14. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:58 PM (#1130318)
In the Dodger stuff, Ishii tells Nomo, "I would pitch better with eyes closed than you did." Nomo counters, "Did you pitch with eyes open?"

The Batista figure talks about his extremely open stance, where he says "I always stand face to face," while the other guy says "you better not do that in the shower."

Want some more?
   15. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 05:59 PM (#1130320)
Choi Hoon is a genius. Insane, too, but it's such a thin line...
   16. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:00 PM (#1130322)
The Batista figure talks about his extremely open stance, where he says "I always stand face to face," while the other guy says "you better not do that in the shower."
That's RDF.
   17. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:00 PM (#1130325)
Want some more?

Sure!
   18. Mikαεl Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:03 PM (#1130329)
I'm not sure what's happening in 99% of the Red Sox cartoons.

But drawing David Ortiz as Shrek and Kevin Millar as Donkey is good stuff.
   19. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:05 PM (#1130336)
Are there any Korean Primates?


I am Korean-American, but know very little of the language. The only thing I could read on the Royals cartoon was something about the weather and Benito Santiago and Juan Gonzalez.
   20. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:06 PM (#1130337)
Apparently, Mr. Hoon is slightly famous for these.
"Baseball is the best sport of all," he said. "It has the most organized and systematic rules, and its diverse tactics offer spectators ample room to think and imagine. Another attraction is that all the positions have particular characters and roles."

Well put.
   21. Darkened States Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:06 PM (#1130338)
It's completely offensive.

And funnier than hell. I love the Kaz Tadano pic.
   22. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:09 PM (#1130343)
I love Vinny Castilla and Jeromy Burnitz enjoying the mountain air.
   23. WillYoung Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:10 PM (#1130348)
The evolution of Johnny Damon was quite good.
   24. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:11 PM (#1130350)
Trying that Ishii link again...
   25. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:13 PM (#1130352)
Hmmm. This link is right, but it takes you to a blank page.
   26. Rich Corinthian Leather Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:14 PM (#1130355)
Ha... Angel Berroa hanging out with his fellow Rookie of the Year flops. Nice.
   27. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:33 PM (#1130382)
A few things...

<Anaheim>
Scoiscia gives Chone Figgins the Rally Monkey costume, saying "you can play every position," while Figgins yells "I don't play the Rally Monkey!"

<Cincinatti>
Austin Kearns asks something dangling behind him, "who are you?" It answers "I'm Injury."

<Colorado>
Vinny Castilla and Jeromy Burnitz say "We love the Mountain."
I understand Joe Kennedy stuff, but can't explain to you guys. It's about the Zen thing or somthing like that.

<Florida>
Josh Beckett tells McKeon, "my fingernail was broken again...####### manicure..." McKeon says "it's not manicure, but it's you!"

<Houston>
Pettitte is told "thanks for Roger."

<Kansas City>
Hinske, Hollansworth, and Grieve congratulate Berroa on his winning ROY, "you're our type of guy." Berroa tells them, "no, thanks, all you guys have done is win ROY."
   28. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:34 PM (#1130383)
The Jaret Wright Comic has just become my favorite.
   29. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:35 PM (#1130385)
Oh, and thank you for helping me waste an entire day. Really, thank you. :-)
   30. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:39 PM (#1130387)
The Jaret Wright Comic has just become my favorite.
That panel also has Furcal playing short with a bottle of booze in his back pocket, an image which nearly made me choke on my ham sandwich.
   31. CFiJ Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:42 PM (#1130392)
What’s amazing is how sophisticated the understanding is.

I don't really want to pick on Eric in Madison, but...how is it amazing?
   32. DCA Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:46 PM (#1130403)
Can someone explain why Zack Greinke is dressed like a dominatrix and whipping some black player?
   33. Dr Love Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:46 PM (#1130405)
A-Rod with a fly swatter and a Jason-style goalie mask, good stuff.

I have no idea what the Bernie Williams one says, and I don't think I want to.
   34. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:50 PM (#1130413)
Which is the Tadano/A-Rod panel?
   35. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:50 PM (#1130414)
Wonder why the links to the individual comics don't work.
   36. Rorschach Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:54 PM (#1130418)
The Braves one is great.
I do wonder what's happening in the panel where Smoltz and Ortiz are standing in front of a giant metal heart and somebody is yelling at Ortiz off panel.

Although I don't understand any of the words, that really truly was a stunning likeness of the Braves/Astros NLDS
   37. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:54 PM (#1130419)
In the Houston panel, Carlos Beltran is pointing Adrian Beltre toward the top of Mount Free Agency.

I don't really want to pick on Eric in Madison, but...how is it amazing?
I don't want to pick on CFiJ, but... it just is.
   38. Rorschach Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:55 PM (#1130421)
oh, by the way, the one with Maris and Mantle where in the end an enraged Milton Bradley shows up with a bag of balls over his head is truly amazing, even if I don't fully understand it.
   39. NoName Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:56 PM (#1130422)
What’s amazing is how sophisticated the understanding is.

I don't really want to pick on Eric in Madison, but...how is it amazing?

Well, it shows what is perhaps a surprising amount of detailed attention to United States baseball from a cartoonist who is, after all, far from the United States, and could be concentrating on baseball closer at hand. Or politics or something. The amazing part isn't the cartooning ability or the ability to understand baseball.
   40. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:56 PM (#1130423)
Hmm...

I'm Korean, and can translate, but I really don't have time to translate the whole thing (not while I'm at work, anyway). If you guys are really curious, and someone wants to put together a list of 10 or so requests (preferably with direct links) I'll be glad to help.
   41. Old Matt Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:57 PM (#1130424)
Because of BTF's crappy linking now.

These are great. I want a Mets one.
   42. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 06:58 PM (#1130426)
No. 14 has Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens as retirees on a park bench, before they take a break to blow away batters.
   43. RP Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:01 PM (#1130432)
I don't really want to pick on Eric in Madison, but...how is it amazing?

I took his comment to mean that it's amazing how much the cartoonist seems to know about baseball, not that it's amazing that someone in Korea could understand baseball. I certainly can't think of any comparable cartoonist in the US -- i.e., someone that follows a major sport so closely and does detailed cartoons about it.
   44. CFiJ Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:02 PM (#1130433)
Well, it shows what is perhaps a surprising amount of detailed attention to United States baseball from a cartoonist who is, after all, far from the United States, and could be concentrating on baseball closer at hand. Or politics or something. The amazing part isn't the cartooning ability or the ability to understand baseball.

Well, it is the Information Age, and with Chan-Ho Park and Hee Seop Choi in the bigs, it's not difficult at all to tune into MLB action over there.

I dunno. I guess since I follow Japanese baseball and sumo from here in the States I don't find Choi following MLB particularly impressive. Funny as hell, but not especially amazing.
   45. Santanaland Diaries Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:07 PM (#1130440)
Well, see, I find your following sumo and Japanese baseball pretty amazing.
   46. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:07 PM (#1130441)
Oh, I love the depiction of Manny's "fielding" in WS game 1.
   47. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:10 PM (#1130446)
Well, I'm Korean and of course understand all of the cartoons. But, I'm sort of surprised that you're saying 'amazing'. Some of them are funny, but if you can read the language, you might find there are lots of ones not so funny.
   48. CFiJ Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1130463)
Well, see, I find your following sumo and Japanese baseball pretty amazing.

That's the thing, though. It's not. The internet is chock full of English language resources for both sports. And it's not difficult to get access to Japanese magazines and articles.

Choi has one up on me in that he can get actual MLB games pumped to his house, and there's a national interest in the hometown boys, opening up more avenues of resources.

I think you guys are really underestimating the extent of MLB's following in Asia. And I'm not talking about the Joe Schlubs they pick off the street for a quote about Ichiro, but the hard-core fans.
   49. Dan The Mediocre Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:21 PM (#1130466)
They all look funny, at the very least.
   50. CFiJ Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:23 PM (#1130470)
Is there no love for the Cubs panel?

We have Zambrano staring into Craig Wilson's heart. Moises Alou getting heat backs on his back. Matt Clement wondering how the hell Maddux won 16 games while he only won 9. Some sort of conversation between Lee and Ramirez. Woody and Prior raring to go...from their hospital beds (RDF). And then some kind of subtle humor involving Garciaparra, Steinbrenner?, and finally Sammy...putting something in his bat?
   51. Fernandomania Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:24 PM (#1130473)
I don't know what he's saying, but Milton Bradley is in every frame of the Dodgers cartoon holding a bucket of balls over his head and yelling the same thing (whatever it is). I love it.
   52. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:27 PM (#1130478)
Bradley yells "Woo!" No meaning.
   53. Eric in Madison Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:35 PM (#1130501)
I don't really want to pick on Eric in Madison, but...how is it amazing?

Well, others have answered for me, but my point was along the lines of: I'm here, and I pay a lot of attention to baseball, and I wouldn't necessarily know who the minor leaguers were that Terry Ryan got for AJ Pierzynski if I wasn't a Twins fan.

I was impressed by the cartoonist's ability to weave relatively obscure players, habits, and episodes into these cartoons--Tony Batista's batting stance? Random mediocre ROYs? Chone Figgins, Super Utility Man? Having all this stuff available to you (in your brain) in order to create funny and accurate cartoons, especially from someone overseas, struck me as impressive.
   54. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:37 PM (#1130506)
I like the Griffey "sportflic" action sequence. What's going on in the Austin Kearnes pic?
   55. Crafty Lefty Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:40 PM (#1130512)
My favorite is Shawn Chacon misfiring with the life preserver. I had to clean the Sprite off my computer screen.
   56. Hubie Brooks (Not Really) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:42 PM (#1130522)
The Red Sox one is my favorite.
   57. Crafty Lefty Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:47 PM (#1130533)
Oh, and I'd like to know what's going on in the Todd Helton and Jason Jennings panels. Here's that link: http://news.naver.com/sports/new/view.php?category=mlb&menu=cartoon&seq=68
   58. Crafty Lefty Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:51 PM (#1130552)
Oops, maybe I should use HTML with that one:

Here
   59. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:56 PM (#1130560)
Oh, and I'd like to know what's going on in the Todd Helton and Jason Jennings panels.

In Korea, when you say something is too an easy job to do, you say "Dogs and cows can do that." There the dog and the cow say "we can do as good as Helton in the Coors."

Jennings are given a certificate of merit for having the best ERA on the team and embarrassed with his 5.51 ERA.
   60. Ted Hitler Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:58 PM (#1130562)
Do we really know that the cartoonist is overseas? I mean, there are two guys in this thread alone that apparently can read Korean. Hell, when I was in high school, 90% of my calculus class was Korean. It could be a Korean-American.
   61. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 07:59 PM (#1130566)
?These cartoons are hilarious. The KC A's GM is crying because he sold Don Larsen to the Yanks. Someone taped "21 losses" to Mike Maroth's back. Eric Munson and Brandon Inge are knocked off a cliff by Ivan Rodriguez. Johan Santana as E.T.

Brad Radke's panel says "Home Sweet Home".
   62. impatton Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:02 PM (#1130571)
In the Colorado one, Duane Espy yells at Charles Johnson, "This is the Coors Field! Not the Dodger Stadium!" Johnson says "I'm a defensive catcher!"
   63. Dr Love Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:03 PM (#1130575)
Do we really know that the cartoonist is overseas? I mean, there are two guys in this thread alone that apparently can read Korean. Hell, when I was in high school, 90% of my calculus class was Korean. It could be a Korean-American.

Even if that is the case, he knows a lot about a lot, and they're pretty funny from what I can gather. I'm not going to say it's amazing, but it's pretty damn good.
   64. Crafty Lefty Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:07 PM (#1130578)
Thanks, impatton!
   65. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:09 PM (#1130583)
Do we really know that the cartoonist is overseas?
Yes, we do.
   66. Scott B Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:40 PM (#1130627)
Who cares if its "amazing" or not, they are pretty damn funny. What is his competition? That loser from ESPN's Page 2?

And thanks impatton for the translations.
   67. Cris E Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:41 PM (#1130630)
What's the deal with the Joe Randa frame where the guys on either side of him have little arrows pointing at their crotches?


And in the Dodgers pics what's that box thing the guy is charging around with?
   68. Dr Love Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:43 PM (#1130634)
Who cares if its "amazing" or not, they are pretty damn funny. What is his competition? That loser from ESPN's Page 2?

Ah, the Daily Quickie, or if you prefer, the Daily Waste of 5 Seconds. Simmons' cartoons stink too.
   69. Roadblock Jones Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:44 PM (#1130637)
These are great.

Anyone know how/if it's possible to obtain prints?
   70. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:45 PM (#1130638)
Can you tell what's going on in the Kendall one, impatton?
   71. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:46 PM (#1130640)
Well, others have answered for me, but my point was along the lines of: I'm here, and I pay a lot of attention to baseball, and I wouldn't necessarily know who the minor leaguers were that Terry Ryan got for AJ Pierzynski if I wasn't a Twins fan.

I'll put it this way, that this cartoonist appears to be as familiar with the everyday goings-on in baseball as just about anyone who posts here, and how many non-Americans post here from overseas? Not very many.

I don't know if I'd use the word amazing, but I'd say "unusual" and "surprising", and that I'm impressed.

There was nothing about Hoon spending any significant time in the US in the article GSfRB linked, only that he picked up an interest listening to Armed Forces Radio. Apparently he is also a Twins fan.
   72. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 08:52 PM (#1130653)
Where's Mr. Sparkle?
   73. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 07, 2005 at 09:04 PM (#1130685)
And in the Dodgers pics what's that box thing the guy is charging around with?
That's Milton Bradley, carrying a bag of balls.
   74. CraigK Posted: February 07, 2005 at 09:35 PM (#1130747)
Can anyone explain this one?
   75. Ozzie's gay friend Posted: February 07, 2005 at 09:45 PM (#1130762)
tony batista is HUNG
   76. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 09:47 PM (#1130769)
Wow, impatton's been doing a great job. Thanks, dude.

Re: #74 - That link's not working for me. Also, somebody asked about Kendall, but I didn't see Jason Kendall in the few that I looked at. Weird that direct links don't seem to work, but if you can point me to the right one I'll translate.
   77. CraigK Posted: February 07, 2005 at 09:51 PM (#1130778)
It's on page 4; it's the one drawn on 2004-08-21.

Thanks.
   78. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:08 PM (#1130815)
Sheets and Davis are being shown respect by various hitters from opposing teams.

Davis: "Look, those guys know who you are now."
Sheets: "They better, those guys can't touch me."
Davis: "Ha! Look who's all grown up."

They both see the Cards go by and cower in fear.

Davis: "Hey, there are guys even you're afraid of?"
Sheets: "Those guys aren't human. But we'll see... the next time I see them I'll... (makes fist)"

Davis (sweating profusely, and in the most respectful tone possible): "Sheets, there's one more guy..."
   79. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:10 PM (#1130819)
And that's obviously Pujols behind them in the last frame.

Wow, my anal-retentive attention to detail makes explaining these things a lot of work. I spent 5 minutes trying to pick the right phrasing. Maybe I'll leave these to impatton.
   80. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:10 PM (#1130821)
The Kendall one is in the bottom left corner of Page #7.
   81. WillYoung Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:22 PM (#1130833)
I second Roadblock's question in #69. cheng or impatton, is there any mention on the site about buying these?
   82. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:37 PM (#1130867)
No, I don't see any links to buying prints or anything like that.

Vlad, it would take me a while to do the Kendall one justice, but suffice it to say that it starts off with: "Catchers are 1) fat 2) slow and 3) power hitters, not high-average" (and David Wells asks, "I'm a pitcher - why am I modeling this?"). Then it goes on to discuss Kendall, who's fast and "has a body like Miss Korea". The really funny (and weird) image in the bottom left panel surmises that Kendall wasn't meant to be a catcher, but his father trained him to be one from childhood by making him squat over an Asian-style rustic toilet (really no more than a hole in the ground, which still exist in homes as little as 20 miles outside of Seoul). Next frame:

They briefly tried to capitalize on his speed by putting him in the outfield, but with mixed results.

Tike Redman: "Uh, this is the outfield."
Kendall: "I can't play defense without the mask."

Last frame: Isn't he decent?! Doesn't he look good out there?! Let's have one catcher who can run! Kendall says "I float like a butterfly."
   83. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:47 PM (#1130883)
Keep translating - these are freaking hilarious.

Where's the one that says:
I'm disrespectful to dirt!
Can you see I am serious!
Get out of my way, all of you!
This is no place for loafers.
Join me or die.
Can you do any less?
For lucky best wash, use Mr. Sparkle.
   84. Fernandomania Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:50 PM (#1130886)
What's amazing is that they're the best baseball cartoons in the world - how come we haven't seen these before?! That Colorado panel is awesome!

Thanks again, impatton and cheng, for all your help!
   85. Dr Love Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:51 PM (#1130890)
That Kendall translation is ####### hilarious, thank you cheng.
   86. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 10:55 PM (#1130895)
I have a bit more time now - did I miss any specific requests?
   87. Fernandomania Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:05 PM (#1130917)
I'd love to know what's going on in the Marlins cartoons if you have a chance, cheng.

Marlins link (hopefully it works)
   88. Fernandomania Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:06 PM (#1130923)
I guess it didn't.
   89. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:22 PM (#1130946)
The Marlins panels really aren't that funny...

Benitez/Pavano:
Benitez: "I... I'm afraid of Bonds."
Pavano: "I'm afraid of Bonds too, but your face is scarier."

Pierre/Castillo: 2004 Setting the table at a Premium Banquet
Pierre: "Everything's prepared."
Castillo: "Please pick us up."
Conine: "We have to pick you up?!"
Sea Bass: "Hey, that's a lot of pressure."
McKeon: "Don't worry, it won't get to your turn."

Mota: Self-explanatory - McKeon is whipping Mota as he screams "Throw! Throw!" and Mota is in tears.

Cabrera: Child Prodigy
"I'm ruined! I couldn't even hit .300."
Mordecai: "Hey, I've been around 11 years and never even gotten close to .300. You're saying I'm worthless?" (as he's being pushed over the fence)

Lowell: Not old and washed up!
LoDuca: "Young? Not really."
Lowell: "Younger than you."

Beckett: At war with his fingernails
Beckett: "Ow, I broke another nail! And I just got a manicure yesterday."
McKeon: "The manicure's not the problem!"
   90. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:24 PM (#1130951)
By the way, I'm taking a few liberties and trying to convey meaning instead of literally going word-for-word. Not that any of you would notice, so I guess I'm just saying this so impatton doesn't think I'm a poser :)
   91. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:24 PM (#1130953)
Many thanks, cheng. Your effort is appreciated.
   92. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:26 PM (#1130955)
Could you do the Royals? At least the one where Randa is standing next to other players holding their crotches.
   93. DCW3 Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:27 PM (#1130958)
And that's obviously Pujols behind them in the last frame.

I think it's supposed to be Larry Walker. (You can see a "3" on his jersey.) This cartoon was drawn shortly after the Walker deal--see, Sheets says he can handle Pujols and Edmonds and Rolen, but now there's "one more guy..."
   94. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:28 PM (#1130959)
I saw that before, I think it's supposed to be the All-Star lineup on the third-base line. The arrows say "average player" and "star player"; they just happen to be pointing at the crotches. No crotch jokes, unfortunately.
   95. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:36 PM (#1130971)
I agree that these are wonderfully perceptive. This cartoonist appears to have as good or better sense of what's going on with these players than 95% of the "serious" columnists we have here in the US.

How's babelfish/google on translating Korean? Or maybe I should send them to my Korean client for a full workup (though I doubt they'd consider that good use of billable hours).
   96. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:36 PM (#1130972)
Who's your barber? That's freaking hilarious.
   97. cheng Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:38 PM (#1130974)
Full Royals roundup:

Darrell May: Took a beating, but stood up 'til the end!
May: "Just kids! Just kids!"
Other team: "Don't mess with us!"
Teammate: "You feel that bad for getting beaten up by kids?"

Greinke: (This one's a little weird - I think that's supposed to be Dmitri Young.)
Young: "The whipping is sharp... like how sharply he pounds the corners." (Yeah, doesn't make too much sense to me either)

I don't understand the Sweeney one. Must be an elaborate pun or something, because literally taken, it looks like Sweeney's taking an eye exam and says he's ready to play, and the doctor says "But this is a kidney". I though I was pretty fluent, but I guess I'm missing something there.

Randa and Berroa were already explained above.

Pena asks Camp "Have you ever considered playing basketball? Why are you playing baseball?" and Camp wonders "What's this guy talking about?"

Gonzalez/Santiago:
Royals: "You guys were on our team?!"
Gonzalez: "The weather is..."
Santiago: "Yup, pretty sweet."
   98. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:52 PM (#1130991)
What's going on in the Jose Guillen panel with the Angels stuff? Is that the devil chopping at him from behind?

Is he possessed?
   99. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:54 PM (#1130993)
Thanks for the translations. I wonder if this guy does commissions.
   100. rlc Posted: February 07, 2005 at 11:54 PM (#1130994)
impatton or cheng - if you have time, I'd like to know what the Orioles text says.
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