This Week in Milford

May 23, 2014

Pay no attention to that man behind the mike

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 9:07 am

Well folks, the suspense isnt killing us anymore because its taking longer to play this game then it took for the Bataan Death March. (Stats people can look that up) I figured I’d post early cuz I had to see how this turned out, but it hasnt yet. But we just Knew that ol Conrad was gonna play a part in the final out, right? Couldnt squeeze one more K outa that left arm, huh Dillon? The description is accurate – anything in the hole is the SS’s ball, but the 3B can cut it off if he feels he has a better angle. And since he’s moving toward the action, his throw should be stronger then the SS’s having to backhand it and throw off his back foot. So everything is working out so far, just need a good throw and catch by the 1B. I say he gets it there. We could use some happy times around here.

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8 Comments »

  1. I agree on the need for happy times. But I spent all that energy figuring out ways Lucky could screw this up. Is this the throw where he beans the spectator behind first, or the one where he throws a strike to the umpire? But I won’t speculate: this is Mfnrd, where catchers field a pop-up without discarding the mask, thus anything can happen. I am thinking, though, that a perfect game out of nowhere has nothing to do with the overall plot unless Lucky’s role becomes central somehow.

    Comment by vaganova — May 23, 2014 @ 11:50 am

  2. I’ll bet the throw is errant and sails into the stands, where it clocks his utility-infielder girlfriend in the eye, which is then horribly injured Conigliaro-style and she never plays the game again. From that point on he’s called ‘Shithead’ instead of ‘Lucky’, for the rest of his depressing time on earth.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — May 23, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

  3. Could be, Moon. A week ago only Billy would have recognized the name “Paul Dillon,” who is clearly not the focus of the spring plot. Nor is the perfect game which came out of nowhere. Lauramac will accuse me of channeling Aristotle again, but this has to be about Lucky. His getting an assist on the final out would hardly qualify as earth-shaking, thus I am thinking some horrible meltdown is in progress. Before this game began, Whigrub devoted an entire three panels to Lucky’s preoccupation with whether he would see Amy after the game, and with Whigrub’s subtlety of foreshadowing this must mean something. Unless three panels are devoted to the flight of the ball from the 5-6 hole to first base, we will find out tomorrow…

    Comment by vaganova — May 23, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

  4. The more I look at P3 the more it looks recycled- they put Luckeys face on the head of a former pitcher; that motion just looks too ‘pitchey’ to be a throw from 3rd. I might hunt this one down myself.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 23, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

  5. Hey, I’m back… I have all sorts of exciting travel stories to tell you all. OK, not really, but I did have an interesting experience where I was somehow given the wrong boarding pass and made it all the way through security to the gate without anyone catching it until I noticed that the info was wrong. Interestingly, the name on the wrong pass was a women’s name and while I’m not exactly the Brawny guy, you’d think they might have noticed the discrepancy. So, the next time you get on a plane just remember that story!

    Back to GT, I have to agree with Vaganova. Luckey is gonna blow the play but where I differ is that I think something ‘lucky’ will come out of it.

    Comment by timbuys — May 23, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

  6. So much for airport security, timbuys. Stockton? Stockholm? Who knows?

    Comment by vaganova — May 23, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

  7. Well, this isn’t going to be a choke which costs the team the state title, like Brent Raptor a decade back, but yeah, we know Lucky’s gonna throw the sucker into the dugout.

    Comment by Kittencat3 — May 23, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

  8. Bad throw is a certainty. Paul Dillon will walk the next batter to be followed by a three run homer to lose the no hitter A nd the game. Lucky will then be dumped by Amy and spend the rest of his days as the goat.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — May 24, 2014 @ 8:04 am


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