This Week in Milford

May 29, 2014

Enter Mia: The Expositioner

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, exposition comics — timbuys @ 10:24 am

May 29, 2014


Take that narration box! That is a tour de force of exposition courtesy of the ever present Mia. (That is Mia isn’t it? It’s hard to tell without having the character continously re-introduced…)

Otherwise, not much to say about today’s strip. Super-sub Amy is apparently bidding to play all positions this season as each starter in turn suffers a spell of bad luck and we are more convinced than ever that Mimi has exactly one player on the bench that she is comfortable playing.

Bonus points:

What’s with the head bobble from Amy in panel three. Surely by now she’s used to this turn of events.

More bracelets. Is it some sort of mark of shame in Milford for any highschool aged girl to walk around without modestly covering her wrists?



  1. Uh, isnt it the coaches job to decide who plays and where? How does Mia get off telling Amy that she’s the left fielder? Who told her that Janni flunked anything? I’ve heard of the inmates running the asylum, but this is worse. How is someone now ineligible to play due to 1 test in 1 course? Dont they have averages for the quarter/semester? Even the final exams were only worth 20% of the grade in my school. And seniors have all graduated around here; Mimi should have decided who’s on the team and who’s off by now for the remainder of the season/playoffs without some gossiping player making her own rules.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 29, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Rob, you are right on the details, but regardless of the exact mechanisms, the left fielder has punted Spanish and this puts Amy on the spot. On a school team, somehow the word of what will most likely happen in response to an emergency will get around before homeroom is over. Probably the captain talked to Mimi before the bell and the word is effectively out.

    Lauramac will no doubt goose me for invoking classical literary theory here, but will this be the case where Lucky recovers his wits by making a commitment to helping Amy adjust to left field?

    The pop theory is that anyone can play left field. False! It’s the “easiest” outfield position, but they’re all hard. You don’t necessarily need the arm of a right fielder, but you need range and situational awareness. Waaay too easy to collide with the center fielder or the shortstop.

    Comment by vaganova — May 29, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

  3. 1. rob

    People on the GoComics/GT site are telling me some schools do prepare weekly grade eligibility reports.
    If a student fails to maintain a passing grade in a course, she could be ineligible to play until bringing the average up.

    Comment by Dale — May 29, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

  4. And where is Lucky today? Did he show up at school?

    Comment by Milfordian — May 29, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

  5. Who do you think she is, Mia? Jose Oquendo?

    Comment by billytheskink — May 30, 2014 @ 6:59 am

  6. vaganova, I’m starting to think you were right about that classical literary theory. Maybe they’re mangling some Sophocles instead of Aristotle, but no matter. Well done, sir!

    Now, how about Amy’s pencil-thin mustache in P2?

    Comment by lauramac — May 30, 2014 @ 8:36 am

  7. Lauramac, the pencil mustache shows Amy (Amy Lange) is channeling Guy Williams (“Zorro.”) If we are going to go with classics, though, I’d like to drag in Aristophanes, with some laugh-til-you-puke comedy. Enough pressure and depression…

    Comment by vaganova — May 30, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

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