An Island Where a Baseball-Like Sport is Played

On a small volcanic island, about 200 miles off the coast of somewhere or other, two teams played a game. Essentially, that game was baseball. But with elevated base paths. After he crosses the fourth base, some 40 feet above home plate, the runner would leap and grab onto a rope suspended between wooden pillars, and slide down, out over the ocean, and at the end of the rope, the player would leap into a rubber ring target.

The game we see in progress is between two teams called FanGraphs and NotGraphs. This is purely a coincidence and not related to the popular baseball-related Web sites with similar names. It’s the top of the 9th. FanGraphs are batting, and have already scored one run this inning, tying the game at 2-2. They have a runner on 3rd, and two outs.














If you want to know who wins this game, be sure to look out for part two of this post, which will be coming to NotGraphs about a week after the World Series ends.

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If NTG wins, Carson should get fired and NotGraphs lives on!


I don’t think you quite grasp artistic representation and symbolism — Cistulli isn’t a player, Cistulli is the Volcano. One might assume that Cistulli is represented by a Volcano because he is the worst. That is true but is it the *most* true? As someone with one art history class to his name, I’ll state that the proper interpretation of this piece is that Cistulli is the gigantic volcano because only the volcano has an equally gigantic used tampon hanging from it.

Scroll back to the top, and tell me you don’t see that tampon. That’s what i thought.

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Perhaps ’tis more that Cistulli views himself as a sort of Volcano: it will erupt and violently alter the terrain, but ultimately proving itself a force for revitrification. Of course, if he thinks that, he’s full of shit, because Notgraphs is the source of all life and vitality.