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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Opening Day Archive
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The first pitch of the season. The first dog on a bun. The first crack of the bat. The first base hit.Grounder, Line Drive. And, at least for Cubs fans,…
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!!!
Some days you just have to stop and smell the roses.