This Week in Milford

June 21, 2014

Who are you, and what have you done with Paul Dillon?

June 21, 2014

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My first thought when looking at this strip this morning:  When did Jordan Zimmermann turn lefty and start pitching for the Mudlarks?

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Okay so maybe that’s not Zimmermann but it sure as heck isn’t the guy who nearly pitched a perfect game last month!

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Maybe I stayed up too late watching last night’s Braves-Nats debacle and am not in my right mind.  In any case we get more setup for what Lucky may or may not do to impact his team’s fortunes next week. That good bunt has exploded Marty’s eyeball and sent a scar-like rivulet of sweat coursing down his face.

Anyway, first day of summer, y’all! Don’t worry about the Mudlarks (Gil sure won’t!), just get out there and enjoy the longest day of the year!

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8 Comments »

  1. Well, my three year old decided to wake up before six on a Saturday so I’ve got a head start on this whole longest day of the year deal…

    I know that bunting to break up a no-hitter is frowned upon, but I’d think here it’s legit as the game is still a competitive one – who knows? I think there is a pretty fair chance Lucky drives in the game winner in the bottom of the seventh.

    Regardless, this is shaping up to potentially be a very abrupt transition to the summer plot.

    Comment by timbuys — June 21, 2014 @ 6:22 am

  2. Exactly, Timbuys– Lucky will throw the bunter out then drive in the winning run. Amy will run onto the field to hug him while the fishermen and their wives dance in the courtyard, and we will be off to that goddamn golf club.

    Comment by vaganova — June 21, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

  3. I dont know – the windup and the follow-through for a pitcher are different enough that it could be the same guy. He’s just more intense in todays panel. And again we have a weekend to wait on the result of a play by Conrad. I say this time he gets his man. Said that last time.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 21, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

  4. Dillon looks 25 instead of 17 in his current iteration. Having your third baseman eff up a perfect game will really age you.

    Comment by vaganova — June 21, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

  5. Actually — if you look at his face long enough, it looks like its superimposed over another face underneath it, like he’s wearing a mask. I wonder if they recycled an old panel, then put a face recycled from Another old panel over it. There’s a short broken line under his right ear (the old face) and a 2nd broken line to the right of that, (new mean face). Anyone care to research that face from the archives? If my hunch is right, I get the award for Recycling Policeman of the Year – Putting recycled panels in jail.

    Time for a song by Paul McCartney – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h85OGkCaKIg&feature=player_detailpage

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 22, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  6. Note too that Dillon 2.0 has also changed gloves and hair color. I noticed the “mask” line but assumed it was one of those “shadow scar” things that keep turning up.

    Comment by vaganova — June 22, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

  7. I could’ve been way off on this and probably am, since JZimm doesn’t get his elbow that high up in his windup. The facial expression is dead on though.

    Comment by teenchy — June 23, 2014 @ 3:12 am

  8. There used to be a slo-pitch team in Ann Arbor called “Ten Guys Named Roy.” None of them were actually named Roy, but they all called each other Roy during games.

    Maybe Gil’s adopted the same approach: he’s named all his pitchers “Paul Dillon,” or at least all the lefties. That way, he doesn’t have to bother actually getting to know the players, and he can get back to some serious drinkin’.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 23, 2014 @ 3:25 am


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