I’ve never heard of dodgerfilms before this morning, but they’ve clearly got quite a following, as their YouTube channel has more than 850,000 subscribers. If all their videos are as entertaining as this one, then it’s pretty clear why that is. These guys went all out with Christmas outfits and décor on the field. And the game itself was pretty close.
Grit your teeth or relax at the plate? It depends on your hitting coach.
Ah, oops… He just rendered all GPS devices within a hundred-mile radius useless. Don’t you just hate it when a good thing goes bad?
I have been posting plenty of Peanuts strips here, but now, how about a motion clip? I feel bad for Linus in this — nobody applauds his spectacular running-up-the-tree catch in the first moments of the video.
This clip is from April 2016 from The Late Late Show with James Corden. The first half of the clip is sports-related, but not actually baseball-specific, so if you want to go straight to the baseball humor, skip to about the 2-minute mark.
This comedic bit was in response to Bryce Harper’s “Make Baseball Fun Again” cap from a couple years ago. As you would expect from late-night television, some of the jokes are a bit off-color, but he does throw in some pretty good political jabs.
This little cartoon from the 1960s tells the story of a baseball, appropriately named Abner, and his journey from the bottom of a ball bag to the halls of Cooperstown. It’s a fun twist to think about the game from the ball’s perspective, and I almost felt sorry for little Abner at times. (On the other hand, Abner does have a rather melodramatic “woe is me” sort of attitude about his situation, which also prompts a bit of snickering.)
I love how the cartoon spins a touch of reality into the saga, even if the details are a bit sketchy. The Mickey Mantle caricature is particularly amusing, as he carries himself in a manner that I’ve never associated with the real Mantle.
Well, at least the Peanuts gang gets to put one in the win column for a change.