This took much longer to update than it should've, but here it is.
I'd like to note that the update for this Saturday will be delayed to Monday. I'm going away to Download for the weekend, and thus, you'll have to wait for updates for both this and The Midnight Season Tournament until Monday. Unless you're really desperate for the comics... then you can just check the appropriate Smackjeeves pages on Saturday and you should get your updates just fine. God I love automatic update systems...
It's an experimental thing. I've done it numerous times if you check past comics. It's to see if I can try and make them stand out less, for when I have sort of background characters in the scene. Didn't work so well here.
Maybe the baseball kid wants Rupph to think Stew did it since they were just fighting and all. Though I have no idea if that will turn out in the way it is intended from the baseball kid's perspective~
Or the baseball kid is drunk. Drunk on power. The unstoppable sentation of having a baseball bat, nobody can defeat you. YOU ARE ETERNAL.
Or he is trying to start a fight. Possibly including a time controlling unlucky lion being hunted by the goverment. Possibly, there is a monkey with six arms involved trying to shoot them with a tazer beam.
Time controlling unlucky lion*hint* And a monkey with six arms and a tazer gun*hint* Where do I get this stuff?!?
In Mother 3 and Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Lucas mainly used variations of sticks (in Brawl, only one stick was shown). The only instances in which a baseball bat was used was before the final battle and a buyable weapon inside the New Pork City movie theater- and both were homage to the previous game's protagonist, Ness- so as such, he does not.