This Week in Milford

June 23, 2014

No No No.

Filed under: actual action, baseball — nedryerson @ 3:47 am


On Saturday, Lucky “briefly bobbled” that bunt attempt before firing it to first, but he official scorer has determined that it was a hit. No no-no for Paul Dillon again. It’s okay though. That tie for second place in the Valley Conference is still attainable and Lucky Haskins is not sweating the small stuff.

Is there a shadowy figure out there under the tree in panel one? Is that the mysterious Luck Apportion-er? And next to him, is that a giant soft serve, chocolate ice cream cone? What does the sign say? These are a few of the questions I’ve come up with while avoiding thinking about this prolonged game at the end of the baseball season.



  1. Are the catcher and the first baseman both wearing #20, or is the catcher #30? Last time Paul flirted with perfection the catcher wore #32. I’m more impressed with how the catcher is able to do that backwards lean on a flat pitcher’s mound.

    I think the sign on the outfield wall is advertising hot dogs – maybe Nathan’s?

    That Haskins, always gotta work the word “Lucky” into his conversations. As if no one will remember his name. If his throw hadn’t been so high he might’ve gotten that runner.

    Comment by teenchy — June 23, 2014 @ 5:57 am

  2. The sign is for Nutboys. All signs in Milford are for Nutboys.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 23, 2014 @ 7:00 am

  3. They are lucky that Lucky made such a great throw. They are also lucky that having again launched it into the same area code as the first baseman’s glove, he did not once again throw into the seventh row. The drawing shows a very close play at first– had Lucky thrown a strike the batter would probably have been out.

    Comment by vaganova — June 23, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

  4. “On a play that tough, we’re lucky I made such a great throw!” Ah, the hubris of a guy who (as has been pointed out before) is unable to utter three consecutive sentences without using the noun, adjective, whatever “lucky”. This is not an example of a team player doing the job he’s supposed to do. Let’s just hope he doesn’t enlist in (or God help us, become an officer of) the US military after high school. “On a mission this tough, we’re lucky I remembered which end of my weapon I’m supposed to point at the enemy!” On another note: as usual, Gil’s an idiot and the artwork is really bad.

    Comment by Stevo — June 23, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

  5. Boy, am i on pins and needles waiting to do the commentary for tomorrow and the day after. No no-hitter, no chance of doing better than tying for second place… the stakes, they are not high…

    Does anyone remember if the girls are still playing for something? Maybe Amy is on pace to set a record for most extra base hits after getting dumped at the prom (you know, one of those new Sabremetric stats: MEBHAGD@TP)? Something? Anything?

    Comment by timbuys — June 23, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

  6. You’ve gotta admit, it’s a noteworthy accomplishment: This baseball game has actually lasted longer than a REAL baseball game.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 23, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

  7. Glad to see others chime in on Lucky’s asinine observation (we can hope it is failed irony. He could have said that they were lucky that instead of throwing the ball away for a dead ball errror, he had instead merely bobbled it, pumped, and nearly pulled the first baseman off the bag.)

    But yes, right, where the eff is Amy? That’s the team that’s actually going places. You always try to win, but the rare opportunity to tie for second in the Valley Conference is not the strongest additional motivator one can think of. Can we switch to Amy launching ropes into the outfield? She at least turns her hands over correctly.

    Comment by vaganova — June 23, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

  8. So is Lucky being sarcastic about his throw. If it was a good throw it would have been chest high and the runner would have been out. I guess by comparison to his last attempt it at least stayed on the field of play.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 24, 2014 @ 9:08 am

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