Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 4 months ago

    That’s what you call a “juiced ball.”

  2. LX013

    LX013 said, 4 months ago

    Poor Hobbes, totally exhausted!!

  3. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 4 months ago

    Back in the day we had what was called a superball. I launched one one day, Never did find it.

  4. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 4 months ago

    @somebodyshort

    Oh I remember those… nearly took my eye out, a couple of times.

  5. Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyjafjallajokull said, 4 months ago

    It’s not the same? Emh…I admit I’m not an expert on base-ball.

  6. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 4 months ago

    @Eyjafjallajokull

    I think a baseball is supposed to be a little like a cricket ball, but not as heavy… it’s not supposed to bounce.

  7. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 4 months ago

    @A Common ’Tater
    You are correct. A baseball has very little bounce and is extremely hard. Baseball is the root for the American idiom, “playing hardball.”

  8. artybee

    artybee said, 4 months ago

    A batted golf ball gets some serious distance!

  9. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, 4 months ago

    Heh, we’d use a tennis ball for street hockey sometimes. That was pretty wild.

  10. unnormal

    unnormal said, 4 months ago

    @artybee

    13 years old.
    I stood near one corner of a large general purpose playing field; bat in my right hand, golf ball in my left.
    Figuring I’d have plenty of room, I gave that ball a whack and stood in amazement as it cleared the far corner of the field and was still rising out over the neighboring homes.
    Decided I’d better clear out as well.

  11. unnormal

    unnormal said, 4 months ago

    @somebodyshort

    I think it’s something like a super ball in the center of a golf ball that gives it its responsiveness.

  12. Manitobaman

    Manitobaman said, 4 months ago

    @somebodyshort

    I had one of those when I was a kid. Man, you could bounce that thing a mile in the sky.

  13. Manitobaman

    Manitobaman said, 4 months ago

    Or…so it seemed at the time.

  14. Kaputnik

    Kaputnik said, 4 months ago

    This might be the only strip with Calvin and Hobbes playing their two-guy baseball where Calvin actually scores a run.

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago


    Looks like Calvin hit a walk-off home run.



    Calvin also had some earlier success at baseball:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (March 7, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (March 7, 1986)


    Click here: Pearls Before Swine (March 31, 2013)

    Pearls Before Swine (March 31, 2013)


    The Peanuts Sunday strips sometimes contained a lot of action in the early days. Here is Charles Schulz’s 12th Sunday Peanuts:

    Click here: Peanuts (March 23, 1952)

    Peanuts (March 23, 1952)

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