This Week in Milford

May 15, 2014

I love girls in sleeveless jerseys

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 7:55 pm

So I put a personal opinion in the title instead of a description of the strip, even though with all the toned arms we’ve been seeing lately it kinda is. I need to see Marjie in one now, then we’ll be talking. I wish we had the nice weather Milford’s been having to dress like that all season. They dont usually break out the tank tops around here till June or playoff time, whichever comes first.

P1 – another 1st baseman (woman) with poor footwork, costing her team a no-hitter by lazily waiting for the ball. Streeeeetch!!

P2 – when these girls miss, they miss. You could throw a balloon up there and they’d find a way to miss it. Nice guns though.

P3 – Amy would trade a boyfriend for 3 runs? To win 1 game? Interesting perspective to say the least. Before, she was happy just to play. Cracks in the armor somewhere. Runs are abstract, Conrad is .. well, a drawing.  Guess the runs win.





  1. Just popped in to say I was half expecting to see Jack Elrod’s name in that spheroid in P2. Carry on, folks!

    Comment by teenchy — May 16, 2014 @ 2:10 am

  2. So, the NBA is edging toward short-sleeved T’s, and girls’ softball is going sleeveless? I guess we’re on our way to men playing in burqas (lots of room for sponsors. Think NASCAR) and the Valley High School Lingerie Softball League.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 16, 2014 @ 4:53 am

  3. first ( & third) base are supposed to be ALL in fair territory, The edge is at the foul line. In P-1 half of the bag is in foul territory. So what happens if a ball hits the “foul” side of the bag?? If the bag were properly placed, this ball would miss the bag & hit the ground foul. But there’s a rule in the book to cover this–any ball hitting a base is FAIR. Thus if the base were mistakenly left in the coaching box, a ball hitting it would be fair…weird baseball rule eh…..

    Comment by Rowdyman — May 16, 2014 @ 6:02 am

  4. Panel 3 would indicate that Milford has a place that un-ironically calls itself and “Ice Cream Parlor”. Or is it an “Ice CreRm Parlor”?

    The base in panel 1 appears to be a poorly drawn “double” first base, commonly used in youth baseball and many levels of softball. It should be depicted as two separate bases placed next to each other, with the one located in foul territory typically colored orange. This allows the batter to run through first base unobstructed. I’m pretty sure the orange base is considered foul territory if struck with a ball. In any event, the base(s) in panel one looks like someone tossed a cutting board onto the field to serve as a base.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 16, 2014 @ 7:06 am

  5. Thanks for the update billy….the “double base” came after my umpiring days….

    Comment by Rowdyman — May 16, 2014 @ 7:59 am

  6. 2. JohnS.W.
    If the girls don’t shave their pits, they have to wear sleeves.

    Comment by Dale — May 16, 2014 @ 10:57 am

  7. Comments from Rowdyman and Billy make me wonder if the artwork might be based on photos or video of kiddie softball. The “double base” is a new one on me too, but Rowdyman is right about “fair.” The plate AND the bases are all-fair and it’s hard to see how at the high school level they’d be relying on such gimmickry as a double base when the first baseman can be expected to pop off correctly and the batter-runner can be expected to touch the right part of the base. On the other hand, a double base might explain the atrocious technique Rowdyman points out– not only is this first baseman not stretching but she looks like she’s catching a football. I know I’m overthinking this; no need to point it out…

    Comment by vaganova — May 16, 2014 @ 11:20 am

  8. […] know anything about highschool baseball as it is played (I certainly never knew about the ‘double base’ at first), so maybe that’s how the kids do it these days. In any case, we can see (hear?) […]

    Pingback by Rag-Arm Lock-In | This Week in Milford — May 17, 2014 @ 5:37 am

  9. Its called a safety base, designed to prevent collisions at first. They have them in my state at almost all amateur levels now.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 18, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

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