Grit your teeth

Grit your teeth or relax at the plate?  It depends on your hitting coach.

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Peanuts: Back on the Mound

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.


You know you’re having a bad season when…

Well, at least the Peanuts gang gets to put one in the win column for a change.

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Warming up

Here is an old Peanuts strip from Charles Schulz’s earliest years creating the comic.  This particular strip comes from 1951, when Peanuts was less than a year old.  Charlie Brown came a long way over the years.

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Charlie Brown on deck

About a month ago, we took a look at an ecstatic Charlie Brown celebrating his gloriously unexpected, game-winning home run.  But what happened in the moments leading up to that blast?  Let’s take a look.

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Charlie Brown hits a home run

On March 30, 1993, this strip came out in which Charlie Brown hit a game-winning home run off pitcher Royetta Hobbs.  Knowing how the game typically goes for poor Charlie Brown, and seeing how ecstatically he celebrates here, kind of makes me wish I’d been at the ballpark to congratulate him.

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The wood-burning set

Poor Charlie Brown.  He’ll just have to find a tree that’s been struck by lightning so he can craft himself a new bat.

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