Translated cartoons for your amusement

DMZ · March 5, 2005 at 4:36 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

This totally cracked me up, so I’m sharing this email from Jason Mastaitis:

Hey Guys,

I write the Always Amazin’ Mets weblog and a reader of mine, Frank Lee,
graciously translated a bunch of Choi Hoon’s baseball cartoons,
including the Mariners. I thought you might be interested in posting
them or sending them to another Mariners blog. Just give him credit for
the translation.

Four weeks ’til opening day!


Cartoons here

Seattle Mariners

Speaking of changeless teams…

Panel 2

Ichiro Suzuki

[Numbers]: bat avg., hits (the new record!), HR, RBI, SB, OBP (2nd), runs

The Ichiro Shift!

“You’ll never get past us!”

Panel 3

Randy Winn

In the shadow of others…

“How am I ever gonna get noticed?”
“Now who are you?!?!”

[it says in the arrow underneath, “There’s even Raul Ibanez…”]

Panel 4

Bobby Madritsch

The diamond in the rough… [or literally, “Pearl among mud”)

“This mudpack treatment is great!”
“Heck! Who are you?”

Panel 5

Bret Boone

Playing with his worthless brother… [if too harsh, then “his stupid brother…”]

“Okay, I have to go practice now.”
“Wait! Just one more round!”

Panel 6

Edgar Martinez

The best DH ever…

“Must I now say goodbye to my magnum too?”
“Not THAT DH!!!”

Panel 7

Ryan Franklin

“Why! Why! How can you guys NEVER score when I’m pitching?!?!”
“Well you know, you give up so many runs early on that we kinda lose the motivation…”

Panel 8

Jamie Moyer

King of homeruns allowed (44)

“I have three!”
“Oh man, I only have two! You win.”
“This isn’t the home run derby!”


13 Responses to “Translated cartoons for your amusement”

  1. Matt Williams on March 5th, 2005 5:05 pm

    Heh, thanks for sharing those. The last two were absolutely hilarious.

  2. Andrew on March 5th, 2005 5:15 pm

    I’ve been reading these Choi Hoon comics for awhile, and they are both hilarious and wicked interesting. What’s the URL of the Always Amazin’ Mets blog? I’d love to see more translations.


  3. David J Corcoran on March 5th, 2005 5:44 pm

    Awesome stuff.

  4. Josh B on March 5th, 2005 7:06 pm

    here it is:


  5. Shoeless Jose on March 5th, 2005 7:12 pm

    Yeah, the Franklin and Moyer ones are painfully funny…

  6. Alfred on March 5th, 2005 8:36 pm

    Truly a great service to baseball humanity here.

    My question: Why, in the Ichiro! panel, is Mark Teixeira a dinosaur?

  7. Alfred on March 5th, 2005 8:40 pm

    Devil Rays cartoon is here.

  8. Andrew on March 5th, 2005 8:53 pm

    Thanks! Here’s the rest of them by the way:

    The ALCS and NLCS comics are particularly funny, too. I don’t have any translations, but you can figure out what’s going on without too much difficulty.


  9. M.O. on March 5th, 2005 10:18 pm

    Stay in touch with the rest of the M’s blogosphere and you would have had this cartoon in your hands a week ago (

    And you could have been anticipating the M’s entry since the M’s blogosphere discoverd Choi Hoon a month ago(

    I’m just sayin’…

  10. Bill Fugazi on March 6th, 2005 8:41 am

    Thanks for posting that MO. I’d sure like to know what is going on in that Shea Hillenbrand frame though:

    Lady: Ooh, that DOES smell different..


  11. David J Corcoran on March 6th, 2005 3:57 pm

    Teixiera is a dinosaur, I think, because Teix is kind of like T-Rex.

  12. David J Corcoran on March 6th, 2005 3:59 pm
  13. Raf on March 6th, 2005 5:13 pm

    “6. My question: Why, in the Ichiro! panel, is Mark Teixeira a dinosaur?”

    Because Teixeira’s nickname is T-Rex