This Week in Milford

May 2, 2015

Ballard High: Come for the Baseball, Stay for the Derby

Filed under: actual action, baseball, exposition comics, freak hands, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:43 am

May 2, 2015


Okay so the line on True Standish (making a few assumptions but still leaving some blanks): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, ? P, ? S, ?/1 GO/FO. (UPDATED. Thanks to Moon Mullins for the catch.)

Gil walked out to the mound to talk to True in his very own dry ice fog. On the road no less. Wonder if he got Ballard’s PA to play “Also sprach Zarathustra” as he walked out to the mound? Winning has its privileges.

Noteworthy that True has made the number 11 his brand at Milford after Gil wouldn’t make Jarrod Hale give it up for him in football. The angle at which he’s holding his gigantic freak paw makes it look as though he’s shaking it, or it could be one of those “Why are you coming out here?” gestures.

Mike Granger records the F2 to close out the game. Wonder if the Mudlarks are gonna stay in town for the weekend, maybe catch the Derby? I’m sure Gil and Kaz have a few Thermoses full of mint juleps at the ready.



  1. Is that big dumb “M” a new thing? I think that font is called “Elephant Foot.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 2, 2015 @ 7:14 am

  2. Actually, should be 2 BB on the stat line. And you may want to include an 18.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — May 2, 2015 @ 11:41 am

  3. So, is it going to turn out that True becomes a highly rated pitching prospect? Perhaps setting up a conflict between his dreams of playing at Miami of Ohio and the vast riches available in Single A ball? Or, will Boo absent mindedly run him down in the parking lot? I guess that’s why we keep coming back every day (except Sunday).

    Comment by timbuys — May 2, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

  4. timbuys, that is one of the best assessments of the GT trajectory I have ever seen… But like John S yesterday, I have been wondering where False has been all this time, and when he will appear again. A prima facie blowhard like that cannot just show up intermittently for two or three months then vanish.

    Comment by vaganova — May 2, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

  5. What if True really is? Like the movie Liar, Liar; what if True were unfailingly, eponymously honest?

    I’ll go first: it would make for a mercifully brief Spring o’ True, “I think I’m living up to my potential.” and that would be a wrap. Back to Boo.

    Comment by g2design — May 3, 2015 @ 1:19 pm

  6. […] post-Boo team meeting, but like everybody else, he keyed in on True and ignored the real issue. He caught a pop up to end a game. He had the usual roll call shout outs too, but the prize has to go to all the room […]

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