I’m of two minds about the sentiment in this strip. On one hand, the purist in me wants to respond in outrage: “How dare you! You just don’t understand baseball nor appreciate its intricacies!” On the other hand, playing a video game is more active while sitting and watching a ballgame is inherently more passive. You’re more in the game when playing it on a console than you are when watching others do it. I suppose the argument can be made that the kid could just go out and play baseball for real, but how easy is it, really, to get together enough folks for a pickup game anymore?
Poor Calvin. It’s hard to enjoy being a part of something when you have no understanding of what’s going on.
I’d argue that maybe the kid was doing too good of a job keeping his eye on the ball.
It’s way too easy for Pennywise to steal your game ball.
Why go through all the trouble of putting teams together when you can just play by yourself?
I never really could understand the idea of becoming “one with the bat.” Wouldn’t that hurt?
Speak softly and carry a big stick. ~Theodore Roosevelt