Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for August 17, 2008
"You're up, Nate! Grab a bat!" "Hmph. Don't expect much." "I'm in the worse slump of my life!" "You're pressing, that's all! You're too tense!" "...And when you're tense you hold the bat too tight! To hit well, your hands have to be relaxed!" "Try not to grip the bat so tight!" "Gotcha. Don't grip it too tight." "Don't frip it too tight. Don't grip it too tight." Zwing! Konk! "Best contact he's made in a week." "Could I please have that back?"