Bugs Bunny, the greatest baseball player ever

I just ran across this sportswriter's analysis of "Baseball Bugs," the classic Looney Tunes short in which Bugs Bunny takes on the Gas House Gorillas all by himself -- starting in the fourth inning of a game in which the Gorillas are leading the Tea Totallers 54-0 -- and wins 96-95. It's funny because it's so, so serious ... "Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever"

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Comment by Randy Jackson on August 18, 2009 at 8:22pm
Amusing. It seems to me that the essay is fairly wry and not serious at all, much like Swift's A Modest Proposal.
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on August 19, 2009 at 11:29am
It strikes just the right tone of earnest scholarship while discussing something absolutely absurd ("The batter chops a tree down to use as a bat measuring approximately 20 feet long and three feet in diameter, affording the hitter plate coverage unequalled in the history of baseball.")

And it points out things I never thought about -- like, why is a team of slovenly, burly thugs up against a contingent of frail geezers? And the fact if Bugs is the only player on his side and won the game 96-95, then he must have scored NINETY-SIX HOME RUNS!
Comment by Captain Comics on August 20, 2009 at 1:26pm
They show parts of this at Memphis Redbirds games, and I'm always disappointed when they stop to go back to the game. More Bugs, please!

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