First of all, nice ventriloquist’s dummy of Wally in panel one. If they revive “Tales from the Crypt” you should definitely apply to play the Cryptkeeper. Secondly, there’s an actual kind-of joke in panel two. But naturally, Batiuk has to ruin it with panel three with something meaningless yet vaguely depressing. From what we can see, he has definitely brought the mood down for everyone.
I guess this makes today’s episode a grand slam! He’s out on that tiny baseball diamond even as we speak!