Metaphor of baseball and dating

[Bases are pointed too with thick black arrows (except home plate) and there are also arrows pointing to different parts of the diagram.

All arrows and points marked with "x" have a description, as do the dashed lines covering the field.

This fits with the position of Hands on the pants metaphor from the picture below the comic strip.

Then Ponytail begins with yet another base analogy by mentioning crossing the pitcher's mound, but then suddenly she brings two more, very different, sports into the metaphor: American football (with the 50 yard line) and bowling (with the ten-pin). Ponytail then brings up a third sport in her elaboration; her reference to getting a "red flag" could refer to different sports, as many sports use flags, some of them red.

But it has rarely been described with as many details as the one drawn by Randall in this comic.

In the first part, a four frame strip along the top, Ponytail and Cueball discuss how Cueball's date went.

Thus there is a "progression" from one base to the next of sexual activity in the metaphor, until climax is achieved (getting to 'home plate' and 'scoring a point') The entries in this section are ordered roughly from home plate to first, to second, to third, and then to home plate again, in the counterclockwise direction that the players move.

The infield is a series of catchers stationed immediately outside or just within the diamond, with the goal of receiving the ball from the outfield (or catching it themselves) and using it to tag any running opposing teammates to foil their attempts at moving to the next base on the diamond.

After the ball is hit by the batter, and is in the air, players have a chance to move to the next base in line, from first, to second, to third, and finally to home plate (scoring only if they make it to home plate), only being removed from play if they are touched by a player carrying the ball in an attempt to move between bases.This comic comes in two parts and is a pun on the baseball metaphor used to describe how far a date went regarding erotic actions.Many different versions of the baseball metaphor exist, with varying degrees of complexity.Cueball, however, has not got a clue which he expresses when Ponytail asks him If you know what I mean.(Note that this comic came out less than a week after Super Bowl XLIII, the final game of the 2008 NFL season, which was played on 2009-02-01).

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