Romance Strikes Out
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Romance Strikes Out


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My wife is a big baseball fan. But I’m sure she wasn’t thinking about strike outs and batting averages when I proposed.
Well, almost sure.

Art by Jack Sparling from the story "Good-bye, My Love" in CINDERELLA LOVE #8, 1952.

Art by Jack Sparling from the story “Good-bye, My Love” in CINDERELLA LOVE #8, 1952.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman having dinner---probably in a restaurant. The woman is wearing headphones. Two glasses of wine are on the table.

MAN: I-I’ve gotta ask before I l-loose my nerve...W-Will you m-marry me?

WOMAN: Whatever you said, can it wait ‘til after this inning?

VOICE FROM HEADPHONES: And here’s the pitch...

1952 Art: Jack Sparling Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira



  1. Ahem… “…l-lose my nerve…”. Sorry.

  2. Don’t do it Frances. He will drone on and on about every little thing to the point where you’ll pray for the sweet relief of his death.

    I like how that bizarre headpiece got converted to earphones.


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