Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 31, 2017


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    Sherlock Watson  about 3 years ago

    The Umpire Strikes Back — Coming soon to a stadium near you!

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    Adiraiju  about 3 years ago

    “We meet again, Obi Wanobi…”

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 3 years ago

    Well, umpires can be evil if they’re unreasoning saying the runner is out or safe and then they take you out of the game.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Well, I’m not the award winning professional cartoonist here. But in the third panel, I’d have had Pig say, “I vant to drink you blood.” Goat’s response writes itself. Pig’s last speech balloon would stay the same.

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    DocinOz62  about 3 years ago

    That makes him Umpire Strikesback

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    Arianne  about 3 years ago

    Happy Halloween! May the farce be with you!

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    BiathlonNut  about 3 years ago

    There was once an umpire so brutal even his wife and children would not go near him. When dad wanted his son to sit on his knee to pose for a photo, the kid ran away.

    Moral of the story: The son never sets on the brutish umpire.

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    CYGNUS X1  about 3 years ago

    Bad call! You’re out!

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    CYGNUS X1  about 3 years ago

    Where’s Darth Geek Boy when you need him?

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    F-Flash  about 3 years ago

    The "Death Star’ called, they want their costume back.

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    foilist01  about 3 years ago

    As a former umpire, I can inform you that we are indeed evil! Mwahahahahaa!

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    smoore47  about 3 years ago

    When Gene Mauch was managing the Phillies when they were terrible he came out to argue a call in a game where they were getting hammered. The ump listened to him and then said, “Gene, I know what you’re trying to do; you’re trying to get thrown out of the game. Well if I gotta umpire this sh!t, you gotta watch it. Now get back in the dugout.”

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    hariseldon59  about 3 years ago

    “I am a vampire!”

    “Well, abracadabra, I’m an umpire!”

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    mike92127  about 3 years ago

    Oh no, not the “evil umpire”!!!!!

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    Gent  about 3 years ago

    Yas. Vee Vmpires are eevil..! Vee feed on zee blood. Bwa ha ha… Wait, you said umpires..

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    Number Three  about 3 years ago

    What is Rat’s costume? Dare I ask…


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    sperry532  about 3 years ago

    “Are umpires as evil?” Well, it depends on whether your team lost or not.

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    Artie Adams  about 3 years ago

    Only Jerry Meals.

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    Sisyphos  about 3 years ago

    Sure. Umpires are as evil as Darth Vader. It should go without saying, though it doesn’t….

    Nice costume, you blind Pig!

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    SlytherinPower  about 3 years ago

    Vader never said “Luke, I am your father”

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    Ned Dickens  about 2 years ago

    Tennis Wars – the Umpire Strikes Back

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    dfrost1  4 months ago

    Yes Pig.

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