Today: actual real baseball playing action!!!
I almost abandoned this project when I saw a certain bit of dialogue. Remember when I put forth the theory that comic writers get bored when doing ridiculous throwaway comics and sneak in filthy innuendos in order to amuse themselves? Well, um...
IMMA JUST LEAVE THIS RIGHT HERE
LET US NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN
Filth aside, this is a pretty good page of action here. There's a nice big picture of a ball field with only slightly wonky perspective (are the left field bleachers about 10 yards behind third base or what?) and more really bad hair in the foreground. Andrew has good mechanics on his pitch, Peter follows through on his swing. Both have epic speed lines accompanying their athletic feats so you know they're good. Then it all falls apart in this panel:
Only Ozzie Smith would think a seeing eye dribbler past a terrified second baseman recoiling in horror and a center fielder who was not paying attention is a display of power hitting. Now, to put some perspective on it, these are children, Peter is the smallest child, so making solid contact and getting on base really is a pretty good show for Peter. Ozzie's just shilling for him a little too much. You'd almost think the Wizard has some sort of financial incentive here, like he's Peter's agent, or is setting up up a wager where everyone bets on Peter before he finally wets the bed in a real game. Nah, this is Ozzie Smith, not Pete Rose. Tony the Tiger probably told him to talk up the kid or else Donovan Osbourne will get mauled before his next start. Tony won't do it himself, mind you, Tony's the head of the operation. Fruit Brute handles the dirty work.