This Week in Milford

May 4, 2015

Grim Monday Starts With A THUD!

Filed under: actual action, softball — nedryerson @ 4:01 am

May 4, 2015

It appears that the Lady Mudlarks consist of Boo Radley and Boo Radley’s entourage who mainly stand around talking about Boo Radley. As far as today’s conversation about Boo Radley goes, the takeaway is that Boo, in all her grimness, looks like she wants to dish out some pain against Henninger. And dish it out she does.

The previous game against Nottingham probably contained no Boo and therefore wasn’t worth showing, not even the scenic bus ride through Sherwood Forest.



  1. If Boo always pitches like that, I understand her grimness. Her elbow, shoulder, and back must be screaming with every pitch.

    Also, Henninger? Nottingham? Ballard? Did Milford change leagues when we weren’t looking?

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 4, 2015 @ 5:06 am

  2. OK … a few weeks ago, someone had to be reminded that “Buffalo gets cold”. Now, the softball team is playing in Syracuse. Are we stopping for salt potatoes after the game?

    Comment by Philip — May 4, 2015 @ 6:00 am

  3. Beanball Boo, anyone?

    Comment by FoolyRain — May 4, 2015 @ 6:45 am

  4. Panel 2:
    Boo, thrilled with the Washington Wizards playoff run, breaks out in the John Wall dance right on the mound. A Jack Elrod ball joins her…

    Panel 3:
    Who brought a baseball to a softball game?

    Comment by billytheskink — May 4, 2015 @ 7:40 am

  5. You play enough ball and you see some batters get hit. You yourself might get hit, plunked, whapped, beaned, grazed, whatever; but never thudded. I never recall hearing “thud”.

    If the BooBeanBall horrow show continues, we need other, better, America English words that describe what we see in P3.

    Like the Sami and their hundreds of words for ‘snow’, nowadimsayin?

    Comment by g2design — May 4, 2015 @ 8:05 am

  6. Yes, welcome to Scenic Syracuse. Look for J-D, F-M, or Cathedral next.

    Not to be contentious, but as a baseball player I was hit in that approximate spot any number of times, and “thud” is really not that far off.

    Comment by vaganova — May 4, 2015 @ 11:33 am

  7. So is Boo something special here like a schmuck on wheels that she doesn’t have to wear a hat? Might Muss up her hair. I’ve seen pitchers wear helmets with face masks . Might be a rule now. But Boo doesn’t even wear a hat. She might be angry because she ran out of gas and weekend dad isn’t giving her enough gas money.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 4, 2015 @ 12:17 pm

  8. Again, not to be contentious, I like this Boo despite her manipulative ways– she’s tough and aggressive, both of which are good qualities in a pitcher, as Bob Gibson showed. When I was a kid a girl I knew was a terrific soccer player but there were yet no school teams or organized leagues, so she played on the boys team. They were taunted for this (“You guys are such [female-specific body parts] that you even have a GIRL on your team!”) She figured out who the leader was, a center back, and in a scrum in the penalty area, ran the kid into the goal post and broke his arm. I hate violence, but I laugh out loud every time I think of that incident…

    Comment by vaganova — May 4, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

  9. I haven’t seen any toughness yet. I guess it’s perceived toughness because she bullied a male midget who had the gall to ask her why her nickname is Boo. Or is she tough because she thumbs her nose at not wearing a helmet or hat?

    Comment by Jive turkey — May 4, 2015 @ 3:43 pm

  10. I wasn’t thinking of either of those things (naturally, they hurt my case) but instead the way her teammates act. She appears to have a reputation as a tough cookie, and Whigrub, with panel 3, clearly wants to reinforce this. But I plead guilty to liking aggressive players– my favorite pitcher was Bob Gibson.

    Comment by vaganova — May 4, 2015 @ 7:02 pm

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