This Week in Milford

April 25, 2015

Our Best Story; Maybe We’ll Tell It

Filed under: baseball, Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, Marjie Ducey, Neal's friends — teenchy @ 6:37 am

April 25, 2015


Mouseketeer Roll Call usually comes a bit earlier in a story arc, but we’ve been treated to a bunch of slightly less boring football recruiting strips instead. Pretty sure we’ve seen most of these names before:

– C Mike Granger subbed for hooper Max Bacon at season’s end

– 3B Luck(e)y Haskins was last season’s baseball arc protagonist

– SS Knox Foley Esq. was the season before last’s pro/antagonist

– 1B Ken Brown makes everything happen on the basketball court

– LF Max Ortiz was called up to football varsity at True’s behest

– CF Don Stebbins plays all varsity sports well enough to get called out occasionally but is never a central character

This leaves us:

– SP Jordy Castillo who sells mortgages when he’s not cleaning up at the plate. He’s the best story; maybe we’ll get to hear that story before long

– 2B Garry Bowers, replacing Jimmy Jo-Jo Jarbo Junior Shabadoo who has departed for parts unknown (maybe joining his dad at the Speedco)

– RF Collin Lalonde who, given his talents as a headhunter, perhaps should join the starting rotation

The only other items of note today are of note only by their absence:

– the circle in P1 could be a baseball or an empty Jack Elrod ball; it lacks details to confirm

– Marjie interviews Gil while holding an invisible recording device



  1. Can anyone remember Marjie ever actually doing anything in this strip besides the beginning-of-season “Gil tries to remember his starter’s names” routine?
    Does anyone know a town in this country so obsessed with its high school sports that two full time journalists cover everything year around? I know Alabama news outlets cover high school football obsessively, and North Carolina covers high school basketball … but is there anywhere that has this kind of interest in football AND basketball AND baseball?

    Comment by Philip — April 25, 2015 @ 7:33 am

  2. Poor Don Stebbins. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 25, 2015 @ 8:05 am

  3. Can I remember Marjie ever actually doing anything? No. Can I imagine? Well… let me channel my best Pascoe:

    Careful readers will note the subtle hand jive ritual between Gil (yesterday’s P3 left hand) and Juicy’s left-handed response in P2 today. That’s no invisible recording device, in fact she’s demanding, “right here, right now, big boy”. Look out Gil – she’s a magnet!

    Comment by g2design — April 25, 2015 @ 9:17 am

  4. Arrrggghh Right hand right hand!

    Comment by g2design — April 25, 2015 @ 9:17 am

  5. Don Stebbins is the straw stirring this drink.

    Oh, if Marjie were only rocking her raspberry beret…

    Comment by Dood — April 25, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

  6. I don’t want to overemphasize this, but we need never say things like poor Don Stebbins. He seems to be doing pretty OK.

    Comment by timbuys — April 26, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

  7. I wonder if Stebbins will be #2 again this year???

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 26, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

  8. […] do at least get the beginnings of the Mouseketeer Roll Call with the returning Mike Granger playing Schroeder to pitcher Lalonde’s Charlie Brown. If this is the same […]

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  9. […] where Gil gives Marty the full Mouseketeer Roll Call. True, Lalonde, and Granger are returning from last season. Don’t have time to Google the rest (have at it, TWIMers) but we know Ken Brown makes things […]

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