This Week in Milford

June 16, 2014

And Then Along Came Thorp

Filed under: Gil Thorp, lessons learned — nedryerson @ 3:57 am



Well look who decided to come along and apply some of that homespun, Milford wisdom to the private affairs of a dim bulb Mudlark: our own Coach Gil Thorp. He’s plainspoken, but that’s what kids need in these days of pitchers of Pepsi and misshapen sporting goods. At least I think this is plainspoken, homespun wisdom type talk. I’m still mostly wondering about that German Polynesian place and if their Molokai Schnitzel is any good.

Gil didn’t really have anything to do in this plot, did he? This is just a straight up high school relationship thing, with a prom taking up a huge chunk of to provide the big act two break up moment. The time spent showing us baseball/softball “action” wasn’t much more than a backdrop to the fluctuating fortunes of Lucky and Amy.

I’m looking forward to a summer plot. I hope the kids spot leprechauns on the golf course and go chasing them into the woods, stumbling onto a magic realm. Gil and Mimi sip lemonade and watch youtube videos on their iPads.



  1. How does Gil initiate a conversation like this? “Haskins! Section 16, Row H, Seats 8 and 9! ASAP-now!?” I’m much more curious about this than I am about Lucky’s asinine theory of personal fortune.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 16, 2014 @ 7:01 am

  2. Lucky’s luck is a single item. Only one person can have it at any time.
    It’s also like a game of tag where you can’t tag the person who just tagged you.
    Amy, go rub up against someone who would appreciate it. Be charitable. Try Gorilla Girl first.

    Comment by Dale — June 16, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  3. Lucky is a pinhead, and after following his adventures all spring I am losing interest. When he was the clown-victim who persevered and then found a really nice girlfriend he was fine, but now we find he couldn’t think his way out of a carport.

    Comment by vaganova — June 16, 2014 @ 10:19 am

  4. Thats right – remember when I said he was leaking oil, like a month ago? Always ends up like this; you think this time they’ll have more brains then the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, then they gradually start falling apart, then the season ends, and we get another set of stooges. Hope by Friday we’re on to the summer plot – I’m anxious to share more golf stories.

    Comment by Rob — June 16, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

  5. “Sure, but I’ve never had to.” I’ll go with that for one of the worst responses to a pep talk you can come up with. Admittedly, that might be a little harsh on Conrad, but c’mon, this is ridiculous.

    Also, how is Luckey being ‘in a fog’ dragging down the whole team? Sure, he might be whiffin’ while Amy is a rippin’ but unless he’s also switched back to catching grounders exclusively with his face, the rest of the team – which has been shown to have a bevy of strong starting pitchers – should be able to shrug that off.

    Comment by timbuys — June 16, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

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