This Week in Milford

June 27, 2014

All I can say is, Ha.

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 4:22 pm

Figures they come up with a crazy-quilt play to end the game, a scenario that none of us experts figured on – a throw off the helmet that rolls so far away that 2 runners score. Normally the catcher will move out of the line of the runner before throwing to first, to prevent just such a thing from occurring, but here in Milford they live in an alternate universe, one in which balls bounce off helmets and stay on the same plane, much like a golf ball skipping off a water hazard on to the other side. Guess we have our happy ending after all, and hopefully Luckey and friends can mosey on off the strip, as I’m sure we’re all ready for some new blood. Fore!!!

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6 Comments »

  1. I see Milford has rolled out their Spiderman uniforms!

    Comment by Milfordian — June 27, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

  2. Wow, does Marty ever look manic in panel two…

    You raise a good point, Rob, about the ricochet off of Luckey’s helmet. If it just glanced off of there, then why is the dude sitting on first base? Furthermore, Conrad is running outside the foul line… Romero would’ve had to step to the right after fielding the ball in fair territory in order to bonk the runner as he did.

    Ah well, bring on golf… or possibly some mixed-martial arts madness…

    Comment by timbuys — June 27, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

  3. I kind of called it when I said Luckey would be safe but the other team would argue he was inside the base line. I didn’t say Luckey would get hit but that’s what I inferred. Was hoping for a broo – ha-ha and a reversal but probably won’t happen .

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 27, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

  4. Lucky is outside the baseline but not necessarily outside the foul line. Besides, from frame 2 it is clear he has not only been hit by the catcher’s throw but has also stepped in something unpleasant. All the luck, clearly. The real mystery is from physics 101, how the ball hit him hard enough to produce both a “bonk” and concern about his welfare without changing trajectory. It appears that if anything, the trajectory flattens further.

    Comment by vaganova — June 27, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

  5. Really. What the hell? That’s not a “BONK!” but a “SKIP!”

    Is that quicksand along the baseline?

    Where did Marty get those horse teeth?

    I really can’t stand the color monkey version of this strip. No way would a team be that mono-red from head to foot, especially not with black numbers and trim. Not enough contrast for the refs/umps/Marty to read numbers. As an alumnus of a red-and-black school I can vouch that our sports teams never used solid black numbers on their red uniforms; the numbers were either solid white, white with black outline, or black with white outline (Chicago Bulls style).

    Comment by teenchy — June 27, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

  6. Wow that caps a great season. The Mudlarks grab the coveted First Losers trophy. Meanwhile the girls softball team fades away like old soldiers. Off to the golf course for some summer hijenks.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 27, 2014 @ 9:13 pm


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