Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson

Grand Avenue

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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, about 4 years ago

    Okay, can someone from the generation who grew up watching Ty Cobb explain this joke?

  2. landshark67

    landshark67 said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t think there are many people left who watched Ty Cobb, he was an original Hall of Fame inductee. He was known as the meanest man to play baseball. He would sharpen his cleats so he people would be afraid to tag him out when he stole bases.

  3. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, about 4 years ago

    @Michael Thorton

    Maybe it relates to jokes many decades ago about talking dogs who were asked questions of which the answer was e.g. “roof” and “bark”. I think [Babe] Ruth was one of those answers.

    There must be a better answer; this comic is usually pretty good.

  4. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’m used to the talking dog/Babe Ruth joke as well. It usually ends with the dog asking his master, “Should I have said DiMaggio?”

  5. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 4 years ago

    “Hey, I’m a dog.What do I know about baseball? Ask me when dinnertime is.”

  6. tsandl

    tsandl said, about 4 years ago

    @Michael Thorton

    Probably not, unless Utnapishtim or the Eight Immortals or the Wandering Jew happened to be fans, but the previous comments have the gist of it. It’s a reference to the old chestnut about the dog answering questions with answers like “Rough”, “Roof”, and (of course) “Ruth”, but in this case the vicious growl is a pretty good Ty Cobb impersonation.

  7. NoTsOpUrFiKt

    NoTsOpUrFiKt said, about 4 years ago

    Mainly the joke is that the talking dog gimmick did not work, so he ad-libbed.

  8. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 4 years ago

    Wrong Answer Rudy!

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago

    Ty Cobb probably did used to growl.

  10. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, about 4 years ago

    @Michael Thorton

    He was mean. Played the game with an edge that has rarely been matched.

  11. lily245pj

    lily245pj said, about 4 years ago

    Babe Ruth..

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