Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 06, 1995
Alex: Change-up! Change-up! Mike: But the batter will know. Alex: It was just a suggestion, dad. Marketing man: Enjoying the ball game, sir? Mike: Uh...yeah. Who are you? Alex: Hey, battah, battah! Marketing man: I'm vice president of marketing with the team, sir. I just wanted to thank you personally for coming out to the park today! Mike: Well, your 90% discount might have had something to do with it. Marketing man: Like it? We wanted to make the ball park experience attractive to families again! Mike: We also liked the free hot dogs, balls and parking. Alex: Show him your stuff, pitch! Marketing man: Well, it's the least management can do, sir. Mike: Management? What about the players? They have as much to do with the death of baseball as you guys! Alex: C'mon, Brian. Put him away! Marketing man: Quite right! Why don't I send up one of our stars to personally apologize to you! Mike: Which one? Alex" You call that a heater? You stink, Brian! Marketing man: Take your pick, sir! Mike: Um... Alex: How about the pitcher? He's not busy!