Or, as Steve Miller says, â€œGo on, take the money and runâ€¦â€
Previously, in The Flash #238, Wally West was finding out that the utility companies actually want to be paid for the use of their services! After his cable is turned off, Wally decides that he has to step up his job search (the issue before he missed one interview and was turned down for a security guard job.) But, before he can get his resumes out, he and Jay â€œGrandpa Flashâ€ Garrick have to check out the site of a possible earthquake, one which was actually started by a new villain named Spin while robbing a charity benefit. Its then that Wally puts his super-fast foot into his mouth when he says the wrong thing to a live television reporterâ€¦
FLASH: You want to know why Iâ€™m tense? This job doesnâ€™t pay a thing. THATâ€™S why Iâ€™m tense!
Despite super-fast back peddling, the comment gets out on the air. Jay proceeds to dress down Wally, and is told that he is over reacting. When television anchor Roy Raymond, Junior begins to cover the story, we see how bad it can get, as Raymond declares the Flash â€œThe Most Awful Man In The Universe!â€ Did I mention that television station manager Mr. Auerbach is in reality the villain Spin, and he has Gollumâ€™s twin plugged into a weird computer/monitor network like some sick, ball-gagged puppet? He forces the little Gollum wannabe to see what is agitating people on television and uses his psionic powers to focus that particular subject onto a particular person. Today, the people are angry at the Flash for his â€œgreedyâ€ remarks.
And that is how you make the Flash rob a baseball stadium full of people.
Spoilers ahead, so take this as your final warning!