Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Explanation anyone?

  2. Joseph Houk

    Joseph Houk said, over 1 year ago

    Cashman doesn’t want him to “come back” to the Yankees.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    He’s playing for the River Dogs ? At first I thought it was the Roger Dogs – much more appropriate !

  4. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    When I wrote this there were rumors floating around about A-Rod trying to get back to the Yankees to play enough to keep his big contract money, but retire before there was a ruling on his PED use. Some people thought the best way out for the Yankees was an injury so the insurance company would take the hit. I have a tough time resisting crazy conspiracy theories, so I went a little crazier with pinstriped piano wire across the first base line. I think the PED suspension will end his sinking career.

  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year ago

    Probably the suspension (if he gets one) won’t be until next year, anyway, with the arbitrator hearings, appeals, and so forth. But knowing A-Rod’s tendency towards dishonesty (cheating at sports, cheating on women, lying about both), I wouldn’t call today’s strip TOO crazy!

  6. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 1 year ago

    I thought it a clever comic – this is one of the few that does not assume the readers are “low information” types

  7. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 1 year ago

    One of my cousin’s professors said that she was going to retire in a couple of years because, "I don’t want to wear out my welcome.
    .
    “You know—like A-Rod.”

  8. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bill Hinds

    Thank you for the explanation, I now get the joke.
    BTW, I have been reading Tank for more than 15 years now.(I think) I used to have the very first collection of strips when Tank was a fumblemouthed sports reporter who, every time anything fell on the floor, went after it like it was a loose football.
    I have enjoyed reading the strip ever since. and really like your branching out into sports commenting. You might not like this, but I think of you as the Doonsbury of Sports cartooning. Keep up the good work, its always thought provoking

  9. harmgb

    harmgb said, over 1 year ago

    @timbob2313….. +1

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bill Hinds

    A personal reply! I’m honored…and grateful for the explanation.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bill Hinds

    Can A-Rod go into the Barry Bonds Hall of Fame right away, or does he have to wait five years?

  12. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How we do love to see the mighty fall.

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Marty Brenneman can’t stand Selig. The press box in old County Stadium was right next to the owner’s box. If the Brewers were winning, Selig would be in the box constantly, crowing his team, and irritating the journalists. If they were losing, not a peep!

  14. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 1 year ago

    @edinbaltimore

    I thought Marty Brenneman called games for the Reds not the Brewers but I could be wrong huh???!!!!

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