Waaaay back!

You know how some baseball fields don’t actually have an outfield fence, but rather the outfield has a part that goes into a sudden downhill if you run out far enough?  Let’s hope none of them have a drop quite this extreme.

Steve Moore outfielder comic

Steve Moore


Last pitch

This will obviously never happen, but it does open up a lot of possibilities. Will Smith on the mound?  Judy Dench?  Tom Brady?

It does also raise the question: How do you know when it’s truly the last pitch?  Let’s say the score is tied in this bases-loaded scenario — the batter could hit a weak grounder, and then it’s on to extra innings.

So many possibilities.

Jesse Case


Strike

I do find it somewhat amusing that these two very different sports share this term.  “Strike” means something very different in each world, but if you really think about it, they’re also quite similar.

Another Strike comic

Jim Hunt


Orb catchers

An acquaintance posted this one on social media.  As a Royals fan, this is excruciatingly easy to identify with.

orb catchers comic


Vegan baseball

I’m the first to admit that I am far from vegan in terms of lifestyle or diet — cheeseburgers and ice cream are each their own food groups, in my book.  But I will say that I’ve become more conscious in the last year or so about the negative affects of consuming animal products, both on individual health and on the environment.  I love my leather glove, but this comic did make me stop and think for a minute.

Vegan at World Series

Bizarro


CC

I think my dad would identify with this.  My dad’s initials are “DDS,” and growing up, I recall we would occasionally get the random phone call from folks thinking they were calling a dentist’s office.

CC Sabathia comic

Brevity Comic


Mustard

This one makes me wish I was at the ballpark with a hot dog and beer in hand.

baseball comic hot dog

Steve Moore