The reason I know next to nothing about sports is because I know lots and lots about comics. I don't necessarily think the two are mutually exclusive, though I'm entirely biased in thinking that I made a much better use of my free time over the years. However, I do suspect sports fans have more fun tailgating than comics fans, since they get to do it outdoors and with other people.
That said, it's been a big enough week for sports here in KC that the excitement has filtered down even to me. While I can't state the specifics, I've been told that our (your) beloved Royals have made it to the postseason for the first time since the widespread adoption of the telephone, and this is cause for celebration. Thus, Go Royals.
I walk to work every day, and while I try not to make excessive eye contact with passers-by, I have noticed peripherally that the public's manner of dress frequently corresponds with an upcoming sporting event. For instance: if everyone is wearing ketchup-and-mustard-colored Zubaz pants, the Chiefs must be due for another game soon, likely within the next day or two. Royals fans sport their blues internally most seasons, but this year, there's been a steady increase in externalized sartorial support, culminating in an impressive show of unity yesterday, when even I swapped out my white undershirt for a blue one over lunch, letting the tiny triangle of fabric peeking out of my collar signal to the world, "Go Royals," though other fans would have to lean in to notice, so I planned to whisper it.
In an effort to connect with my fellow humans, I thought I'd share these baseball-themed Calvin & Hobbes comics. For sports fans, there's sports, and for comics fans, there's comics. Finally, some common ground!
Hey, sports fans: clicking on any of these will open them much larger in another window. Trust me, you should do this.
If the Royals keep hope alive this time next week, I'll dish out another batch of these. If not, expect to see Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound, crying in the rain.
For really real, though: Go Royals.