Baseball: Bluto's Bears vs. Popeye's Pirates, and both Bluto and Popeye have girlfriends cheering them on. As they take the field, Popeye drops his spinach. Bluto eats it, then refills the ... See full summary »
Baseball: Bluto's Bears vs. Popeye's Pirates, and both Bluto and Popeye have girlfriends cheering them on. As they take the field, Popeye drops his spinach. Bluto eats it, then refills the can with grass. Popeye's team, with Popeye batting first, strikes out. Bluto's team, with Bluto batting fourth, gets 3 singles; Popeye eats his "spinach" (to no avail, of course), and Bluto gets a grand slam homer. Last inning: Bluto's team leads 21-0, Popeye at bat. Bluto's first pitch turns invisible. The second pitch hovers just before the plate. The third pitch turns all kinds of loops at the plate; Popeye has struck out. For some reason, Popeye then takes the mound. After another hit, Popeye plants some spinach seeds, and eats the quick-growing plant. He then throws two quick strikes (which he catches himself), then a hit which he catches himself, and so on, taking a bonus inning and winning the game 22-21. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
If you know anything about baseball, all you can do is shake your head and laugh (or groan) and the craziness of the game shown in cartoons. Whether it's Popeye, Goofy or some other cartoon figure, you know you are going to see insane antics on the diamond.
Much of the time you see the same things: pitchers who delivers fast balls and curves like you've never seen; catches in the outfield in which the outfield pushes back the entire section of the stands and then catches the ball; and other one-man feats that only Superman could perform. Mostly, you see things that are totally ludicrous, such as Popeye in this cartoon coming to bat 21 times in a space of 10 seconds! All can you is just enjoy the lunacy and laugh.
The big baseball game features "Popeye's Pirates" versus "Bluto's Bears." Each has a special box seat for their best fan. For Popeye, it's Olive Oyl and for Bluto some big heavyset woman. They are right next to each other so you know some fireworks will take place between those two, not just Popeye and Bluto.
What set this Popeye cartoon apart from others is that Popeye's can of spinach drops out of his pocket right before the game and Bluto downs the green stuff, replacing the empty can with weeds. This produces problems for Popeye, as you can imagine.
Overall, more funny stuff and a cartoon that just flew by because it was so entertaining. (Hey, I'm a baseball fan.)
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