This Week in Milford

June 12, 2014

Time to Wrap Up This Plot? Duh!

Filed under: actual action, Gil Thorp, hideous scar faces, Highlight reel — teenchy @ 4:48 am

June 12, 2014


After eight days of Prom, Day One of Aggressive Amy’s “I Don’t Want Your Luck, I Have Skills!” Tour begins… or is it Days One and Two?  I think the latter because the Lady Mudlarks are in their road darks in P1, their opponent is in home whites (that look almost identical to Milford’s) in P2, and we’re told they’re at home in P3 – so P1-2 are a continuation of the game at Central. All these chain-link fences pretty much look the same.

Unanswered questions: (1) Why didn’t outfielder try to leap for that ball? It’s clearing the fence just above shoulder height. Was she that far out of position and she’s slowing down her trot? (2) Speaking of trots, when does Amy break out into hers? Staring after your own home run is considered bad form at every level. Softball pitchers don’t retaliate though, do they? (3) Just how did Amy break into the lineup for these two games? More illness/injury/bad grades/ejections? Or did Mimi decide she’s finally played her way into the starting lineup? Doubtful, as Mimi hasn’t been around to actually coach this team! (When was the last time she was in this strip? Don’t answer that!) (4) After dragging out the prom and breakup, why is the plot moving so fast so suddenly? Does someone have a tee time?

Amy’s new-found aggression has startled Mia so much she’s cut herself with her Gillette Mach3. Look sharp!



  1. Gil will walk/stumble up, see Amy’s swing, and say “I think I’ve just found my female golf project for the summer.” Baseball/softball season ends – and we move into angry summer ‘o golf.

    Comment by Milfordian — June 12, 2014 @ 5:27 am

  2. As nice as it is to NOT see Amy falling into a slump because her love life done gone wrong, I have to point out that full-on aggression isn’t really a positive in softball or baseball. Just because Amy is swinging harder — imagining her bat smashing through Lucky’s skull like it’s a November First pumpkin — doesn’t mean she’s going to make strong contact. Quite the reverse, in fact.

    Not that I seriously expect the sports in this strip to make sense. That ship sailed a long time ago.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 12, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

  3. Yes, John Walters. “Swing easy, hit the ball hard.” Vicious swings rarely produce a square hit, let alone a home run.

    OK. Exposition set. Amy’s response to Lucky’s idiocy is to hit the crap out of the ball. Wonder if tomorrow we will find out what Lucky is doing. My guess is sitting in the dugout with a long face in between throwing to the wrong base or grounding into a double play.

    Comment by vaganova — June 12, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

  4. Need to see Marjie in a sleeveless number like these players are wearing. They can slow the plot down all they want for that.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 12, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

  5. Like you, Robmize, I am all for more Marjie. Poor Marty has been defanged by that drunken period some years ago (now he is simply the guy in the crate rather than Gil’s antagonist) and we need some journalistic action. Or whatever they’re calling it now. Just please don’t let it be at the golf club.

    Comment by vaganova — June 12, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

  6. I myself am a fan of this particular rendition of ‘Look Sharp!’

    Comment by timbuys — June 12, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

  7. Oh no, Tim! Have I dated myself with that clip? I’m as big a Joe Jackson fan as anyone but I assumed everyone would make the association between “Look Sharp – Be Sharp” (a/k/a the “Look Sharp March”), Gillette razors and sports in general.

    Comment by teenchy — June 13, 2014 @ 4:55 am

  8. Hah! I think I may have dated myself by my inability to properly embed the youtube clip. Oh well.

    Hey, by the way, there’s a special surprise waiting for Rob and Vaganova and other fans of a certain intrepid Milford star reporter today!

    Comment by timbuys — June 13, 2014 @ 8:24 am

  9. Whee!

    Comment by vaganova — June 13, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

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