Today’s View From the Bull Pen
We have them all wrong. From constant news coverage of Jodi Arias and OJ Simpson to athletes getting mega bucks for playing a game, our sense of what is important is completely and totally screwed up. You'd think that we might have learned something from the recent events in Boston. That heroes emerge from even the most difficult of circumstances, but, no, we return to the inane and inconsequential. Amanda Knox. Film at 11.
I drew this cartoon after reading the recent story about Andrew Wiggins, supposedly the "next" LeBron James, signing a letter of intent with Kansas. While Wiggins did his best to keep his signing from becoming too much of a circus, it still carried huge weight in the 24/7 news cycle. It made me think of the number of brilliant kids who will walk across graduation stages all over our country in the next few weeks, whose names are only heard as they stride forward to get their diplomas. No newspaper columns are written or press conferences held for valedictorians or honor students, but, hey, dribble a basketball and we hear all about it. Priorities. Yeah. I'd say we have them pretty screwed up.
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The thing I still can’t quite get used to in this life after the Rocky is that I’m doing a ton more work for a lot less money. I thought it was supposed to go the other way when you got to a certain point in life. I average at least two or three finished cartoons a day for various clients, so it always entails a lot of drawing. Plus I’m aiming to launch my new webcomic on or around the 1st of June, which means I’m staying more than busy.
This time of year always leaves me in a sort of a freefall. I’m not into the NBA or NHL playoffs that much and the Baseball season is just warming up. Football is, well, college football at least, is still 4 months away. The NFL? Who knows? How about you all? Do you feel the same way or do you remain as passionate about sports year round?
This first one is from ESPN.com…
Happy Opening Day!! Since I consider these couple of days of Baseball openers a National Holiday I decided to go all out for it. Grab some coffee, or a cold beverage and a hot dog and take in the sights and sounds of baseball. No other sport speaks to our sense of nostalgia more than Baseball. It’s in the confines of the Ball Park where a lifetime of memories are made and handing down from generation to generation. So kick back and celebrate with me.
This cartoon is from this months edition of Mile High Sports Magazine available now
The classic Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First”
Centerfield by the great Baseball Fan John Fogerty
A classic Baseball cartoon by my favorite animator, Tex Avery
The Top Ten Baseball songs of all-time
A Couple of scenes from the famous Baseball Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker tries to get into the BallPark. Not a bad idea!
The Basics of Baseball by expert instructor, Goofy
Harry Caray sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame as only Harry can.
Since it was all Opening Day for the Store front yesterday, I think it’s only fair to give you a couple of Opening Day eve cartoons. Be sure to toon in tomorrow. I’ll have an Opening Day Extravaganza complete with some fun baseball related stuff. It’s a Holiday after all!!!
Rocktember Baybee! The Rox continue to roll. This is the September cartoon from the Colorado Rockies Magazine. If you’re at the ballpark be sure to support the magazine and pick up a copy. and if you are catching a flight at DIA, the Magazine is sometimes complementary at the gates! It’s a great publication! Let’s hear it for those Rockies!
It’s now known as the missed call heard round the world. It will live in infamy for all of the wrong reasons. In a way it is the simple statement about all that ails America’s pastime. A game wedded to statistics like none other, no longer seems to care what is true and what isn’t. It was a PERFECT game. Naw. Even if the Ump blew the call. Bonds holds the home run record even if he did do a bunch of steroids. Baseball has become a sport devoid of integrity. In this case, Those numbers that baseball clings to, the ones that make their world go round, just don’t add up.