This Week in Milford

January 16, 2015

Not Thinking Is Half the Battle

January 16, 2015


Wait, wasn’t Bobby already walking away from Lysol (thanks, vaganova, for that suggestion) yesterday? Did she just jangle her bracelets at him to get him running back to her table or what? And now he’s gotta be somewhere else – off to give more unsolicited hoops technique advice, I suppose, or maybe to his evening job as a teller at TD Bank. If Bobby’s powers of suggestion work their magic on Lysol, soon enough she’ll be not thinking about him stalking her.

I don’t imagine Mimi makes the Lady Mudlarks practice between games, otherwise Lysol might’ve had the opportunity to think abut not dribbling before having to not dribble in a game situation. I wonder how long it’ll take before Lysol just starts throwing the rock up as soon as it’s passed to her, no matter where she is on the court?

Metapost: From yesterday’s comments, our own robmize is off to Cubs Convention in Chicago. Looking over the list of Cubs Alumni attendees scheduled to appear, I noted this guy, who began his career on the South Side and finished it on the North Side but was shown the door to make room for the infamous Carlos Zambrano.

Bob Howry, Cubs

How did we miss this? Robmize, if you’re reading this I fully expect you to ask Bob if he knows he’s a character in the current Gil Thorp story arc.


  1. I think P1 & 2 only happened in Lysol’s mind. RoBob actually never turned around, and in P3 we again see his most flattering profile (like the end of yesterday’s panels, just a different persective). Lysol is SO confused – she’ll probably go 2-20 next game and the Lady Mudlarks are toast.

    P3 gives us a great look at RoBob’s fading Fuji ‘do; either that or his Androgenic Alopecia has kicked in very early.

    Comment by g2design — January 16, 2015 @ 8:20 am

  2. A character commenting on the lack of normal human behavior exhibited in this strip? Has Rubin become self-aware and will we survive this newfound self-awareness?

    Is that Chet Stedman introducing the Cubs’ Bobby Howry?

    Comment by billytheskink — January 16, 2015 @ 9:02 am

  3. Nice going, Bobby. Now you’ve got her thinking about not thinking about not dribbling. She’s gonna be tied up in knots.

    As for Mimi… she never leaves the house anymore. She just waits for Gil to come home so she can simper at him and hope for a nice rogering. (Rumor has it he’s hung like that championship trophy.)

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 16, 2015 @ 9:13 am

  4. In P2 Bobby is gripping at his glasses like Clark Kent. Maybe that’s why he’s gotta go, he is Superman in disguise.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 16, 2015 @ 9:48 am

  5. I assume billy knows the answer, but that is the redoubtable Jim Hendry in the pic. Hey, anytime you have the chance to give Alfonso Soriano an eight year contract at around eighteen million a year after he’s turned thirty, you do it! Ah, I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on Hendry though as he did bring Greg Maddux back to the Northside which totally made up for Larry Himes letting him walk the season after the first of Maddux’s four straight Cy Young awards… Oh man, now I’m thinking about Larry Himes… I need to go lie down until my blood pressure returns to normal.

    Comment by timbuys — January 16, 2015 @ 10:04 am

  6. I enjoyed watching Soriano experiment in left field and join the 40/40 Club at RFK during the summer of 2006. I wasn’t too sorry to see him go given his demands though; the Nats were gonna stay in the cellar with or without him.

    Pitchers and catchers report in just about a month; think we’ll be any closer to the end of basketball season in Milford by then?

    Comment by teenchy — January 16, 2015 @ 10:16 am

  7. Aw geez, Soriano in left field… He could’ve used a Bobby Howry intervention there. “You see, Fonsy, if you don’t hop immediately before catching a routine flyball, you’ll have a better chance of making the play. The key is don’t think about not hopping.”

    Comment by timbuys — January 16, 2015 @ 11:20 am

  8. I gave up on Soriano when he was with the Yankees. A guy who swings for the fences no matter who’s on and how many outs is not going into my lineup.

    Others have raised a fascinating point. What if this is not all actually happening, or is in some way metaphorical (Lysol and Bobby, at Tanagra….)

    Comment by vaganova — January 16, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

  9. I didnt see Bobby Howry at the convention but I saw and took a picture with superfan Ronnie Wickers. Thanks for filling in; I’m off Monday so can do the strip if its ok.

    Comment by robmize2013 — January 18, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

  10. Fine with me; check in with Ned as Mondays are typically his.

    Comment by teenchy — January 18, 2015 @ 7:51 pm

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