This Week in Milford

April 8, 2014

Designated sitter

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 5:50 pm

I last played softball in 2005, and one day I was waiting for the game to start when I saw some people sit in the bleachers behind us. I told a teammate  “Our fans are here.”   He responded  “Yeah, both of them.”

Such is typical attendance at high school games as well – most weekday games are at 4:00 or so, and everyone has too much other stuff to do then watch their classmates play ball for 2 hours. I think I went to 1 regular season baseball game in 4 years of high school, and by the 3rd inning I was bored out of my mind wondering why I came. Plus my team was getting pumped by the same school that kicked our ass in football every year but one.

At any rate – Lucky is playing the big man on campus role to the hilt, until his tongue spits out a double negative, and I’m guessing Amy’s answer will be something like ‘Maybe next time I’ll spill 2 pitchers on you, and then you’ll be even less dry.’





  1. Nice buck teeth on Amy there in Panel 3. I’ll bet she can use those to open a bottle of Grape Nehi! No need for a church key when she’s around.

    It’s no wonder “Fred Jablonsky’s Real Chinese Food Chinese Restaurant and Root Beer Pitcher Emporium” hired her.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — April 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

  2. To me, a church key is the pointy thing needed for steel cans. If you have one, keep it. Never know when the ring will pull away from the tab.

    Comment by Dale — April 8, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

  3. Yes, pay attention to the game, Amy. Now carry another armload of bats up and down the foul line until called for again…

    I will give Rubin this: I can relate to being clumsy, freckled, and not good enough to get off the bench at a poorly attended high school sporting event (also not female, but you take what you can get with this strip). After plots about a wisecracking gymnast and his large friend who refuses to talk, and internet dancing or whatever the basketball plot was about, it is kinda refreshing to see a story featuring nearly normal kids.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 9, 2014 @ 7:15 am

  4. You & me both Billy…. “Sliver catcher” I was also, and I still find the occasional wood fiber in my butt…..

    Comment by rowdyman — April 9, 2014 @ 10:44 am

  5. billy, rowdyman, agree heartily. It IS “kinda refreshing to see a story featuring nearly normal kids.” May we stick to them and not have this turn to the story of the horse’s ass du jour– Knox Foley or whoever.

    Comment by vaganova — April 9, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

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