This Week in Milford

June 30, 2014

Lemonade a trois

Filed under: Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Mimi Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:03 am


Hot damn, summer in a tank town, partaking in libations out on the deck, sweeping all the crumbs of spring under the rug.

What? Okay narration box, I’ll play your game.  Vacation arrives and nothing says summer like lemonade and….Fireball cinnamon whisky?….a scorching case of prickly heat? 7-on-7 football?

That’s right Mimi, 7-on-7 football! But don’t worry about what it is or anything, because we really don’t have time to get into it and besides, Bob, bless his pointy little sideburns, has agreed to take care of it while Gil hangs out down at the country club all summer, “coaching” Milford’s junior duffers.  (“Speaking of 7 and 7, mine’s getting a little low and Kaz looks like he could use some more lemonade!”)

Why can’t this summer be about Kaz, waking up with a wicked, spiked lemonade hangover and trying to fake his way through running a 7-on-7 football camp?  It could be like the 1987 Mark Harmon classic
Summer School. Kaz can bring along a dog (with a pair of sunglasses) and there could even be a player nicknamed Chainsaw.



  1. Gil is smiling in P1 because, obviously, Bob is going commando and those cargo shorts are giving Gil a clear view of the goods!

    Yep, Seagrams and 7 football, with team “Captain” Morgan and running back Jack Daniels.

    Comment by Milfordian — June 30, 2014 @ 7:00 am

  2. Kaz making quite the fashion statement with the bowling shoes and low-cut socks.

    Gil going all Southern with the “bless his heart” which, as anyone who’s lived in the South will know, is shorthand for “he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing, but I won’t blatantly insult him by saying that to his face.”

    Comment by teenchy — June 30, 2014 @ 8:04 am

  3. What is Kaz drinkking his lemonade and…out of? It looks like a test tube.

    Comment by Ol'Froth — June 30, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  4. Trenchy, you got that right

    Comment by Rowdyman — June 30, 2014 @ 11:18 am

  5. Before spending the summer trying wondering where Kelly Krystek went and trying to remember a time when Gil didn’t work with 3rd grade duffers, we must visit baseball and softball’s final 2014 recordings into Milford Mudlark Record Book.xlsx. There was much improvement in the amount of game action depicted versus 2013, with 19 games occurring between the two sports, compared to 10 last year.

    Milford Mudlark Baseball 2014 – 7-4 Overall, 4-2 in the Valley Conference
    * – Conference Opponent

    W @ Millard North
    W @ Bryan
    L vs Tilden* 3-5
    W @ Central* 10-2
    W vs Valley Tech* 5-4
    W vs Goshen* 2-1
    1W and 2L, stated by Gil
    L vs Madison*
    W ? Tilden* 2-1

    Valley Conference members Jefferson, Oakwood, and New Thayer did not appear this season, last appearing in 2013, 2012, and 2011 respectively. Gil holds winning streaks of 6 games on Goshen and 3 games on Valley Tech. Gil’s baseball record since 2001 is 129-67 with 17 unknowns overall, 66-40 with 2 unknowns in the Valley Conference, and 11-5 in the playdowns with the last playdown appearance in 2010. Gil’s career baseball record (minus the 1996-2000 seasons) stands at 627-462.

    Milford Lady Lark Softball 2014 – (4-2 with 2 unknowns overall, 4-2 in the Valley Conference)
    * – Conference Opponent

    ? vs Unknown
    L @ Jefferson* 1-3
    W vs Oakwood* 5-4
    W @ Goshen* 5-3
    L vs Tilden* 0-2
    W @ Valley Tech*
    W vs Tilden*
    ? @ Unknown

    Valley Conference members New Thayer, Central, and Madison did not appear this season, last appearing in 2013, 2011, and 2009 respectively. Mimi Thorp’s record as the softball coach (since she began coaching in 2005) stands at 25-17 with 6 unknowns. She has never led the team to a playdown appearance.

    There were 29 named characters appearing or mentioned during this baseball/softball season, 14 of which were new to the record book’s people database. Conrad Luckey Haskins and Nisha Vulaj are the best Hall of Name candidates, with an honorable mention to Jordy Castillo for “looking like his own big brother”.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 30, 2014 @ 11:40 am

  6. That is both amazing and great, Billy! I hope you are reading, Whigrub!

    Comment by Milfordian — June 30, 2014 @ 11:56 am

  7. Thanks, billy

    Comment by Rowdyman — June 30, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

  8. Impressive as always, Billy. I had to go back to July 2010 to revisit that last Milford baseball playdown appearance, because it left no impression on me. I’d forgotten about Derek “Slim” Chance’s letdown after driving all night from a show with Backyard Tire Fire. That’s why golfing with Torrey and Kemper Peake had to wait until mid July.

    Comment by nedryerson — June 30, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

  9. 5. billy

    Kelly has the kind of job where you have to show up and work.

    Comment by Dale — June 30, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  10. Rowdyman, I know wherefrom I speak.

    Billy, if you’re not Milford’s SID already you should be!

    Comment by teenchy — June 30, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

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