The second part, the diagram, depicts a much more complex version of the baseball metaphor, where baseball terms and jargon are used to describe the many and varied things human beings like to do in the bedroom. In order to understand the terms used, one may want to consult this picture: The "diamond" is the geometric pattern formed by the four bases - first, second, third, and home plate.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.The text is written inside the diamond with the first word above and the other two below the dotted line:] Panels 3 & 4 refer to yet other sports.A 50-yard line is a significant location in American football; a ten-pin is a specific pin location in bowling; and a red flag is a warning given in non-American football (what Amercians call soccer).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).
As they separated away from the main play area, the things in the outfield are often references to sexual behaviors that are "kinky" and "out there".If you are together with a basketball player, kisses her, and then tells her that you are now at second base, she might become very confused.Also there is the joke that basketball players never get laid because they always jump before they score.[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.
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.