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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Caple: A Bud Selig statue is a bad move

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But an owner? The suit who controls ticket and beer prices? The filthy-rich man who demands that taxpayers help pay for new stadiums to make him even richer? The meddlesome guy who fails to re-sign a beloved star and then gives a boatload of cash to a free agent so fat he uses real donuts on his bat in the on-deck circle? Giving him a statue is just a bad idea. It’s like putting up a statue of a politician. You’re guaranteed to tick off at least half the people.

Repoz Posted: August 10, 2010 at 09:34 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 10, 2010 at 09:49 PM (#3613143)
For several years I've been claiming, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that Bolshevik Bud was planning to use his Yankee tax slush fund money to erect heroic statues of himself throughout the Dominican Republic. I see this as the first step in testing out appropriate poses and artistic interpretations of his shriveled visage.
   2. gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM (#3613163)
Will we be seeing Arm-Fall-Off Boy panels for a Dave Dravecky story at some point?
   3. bobm Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM (#3613169)
Think of all the happy pigeons with a new place to ####.
   4. Repoz Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:20 PM (#3613178)
"My power was too static and would accomplish nothing positive"

would be sweet on the statuette.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:32 PM (#3613188)
Giving him a statue is just a bad idea. It’s like putting up a statue of a politician. You’re guaranteed to tick off at least half the people.


Only half?
   6. Law Boy Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM (#3613194)
Any statue should be made of transparent materials.
   7. EvilBoWeevil Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM (#3613196)
Why is an article that was orignally posted Feburay, getting attention now. Slow news day?
   8. Dan Evensen Posted: August 10, 2010 at 11:27 PM (#3613233)
The "How did you acquire this weird ability" part made me laugh.
   9. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: August 10, 2010 at 11:48 PM (#3613244)
Is this more or less aggrandizing than Roland Burris' crypt?
   10. Dale H. Posted: August 10, 2010 at 11:50 PM (#3613250)
That "Next Second" caption might be the most unnecessary thing to ever appear in a comic book panel. There's already an assumption that it's going to be the next second! That's how comic book panels work!
Actually, the word bubble bleeds over into the next panel, and there is no gutter, so it's entirely possible a reader could interpret that this was a single panel (with Duo Stone Boys in the shot, possibly making him ineligible due to the powers-duplication rule).
   11. Matthew E Posted: August 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM (#3613258)
Stone Boy! Cool.
   12. mex4173 Posted: August 11, 2010 at 12:10 AM (#3613275)
Well, he could turn to stone, and then Superboy or some other Legionnaire with super-strength could throw him at villains. Hurray for teamwork!
   13. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 11, 2010 at 12:11 AM (#3613279)
WHERE DID YOU ACQUIRE THIS WEIRD ABILITY?!
   14. Srul Itza Posted: August 11, 2010 at 01:35 AM (#3613398)
Has Caple ever commented on the Von Steingrabber statue at Neue Yankee Stadium
   15. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 11, 2010 at 01:52 AM (#3613419)
"How did you acquire this weird ability?"

"I listened to ELO and Joe Walsh, and here I am!"
   16. Dale Sams Posted: August 11, 2010 at 04:36 AM (#3613568)
then Superboy or some other Legionnaire with super-strength could throw him at villains. Hurray for teamwork!


That is exactly how Pulsar Stargrave was defeated. Somebody pushed Bud off a roof onto Stargrave's head.

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