This Week in Milford

May 4, 2015

Typical Boo Radley

Filed under: actual action, freak hands, softball, What the hell is going on here? — timbuys @ 11:40 pm

May 5, 2015


Panel one: Today’s strip conclusively shows us that we haven’t seen the backside of Amy Lange yet. Oh wait….

Panel two: I don’t have a joke here, but I think the superpositioned elbow from panel one is a nice touch.

Panel three: What the heck is that Lady Mudlark doing? Churning butter? World’s worst seppuku attempt? Don’t get me started on what must be the dozenth different Milford High School font. My theory is that Gil got audited one time and he had to do some quick explaining about all of the charges to the Miscellaneous Promotions account. Presto! Twenty different fonts and, unlike those bean counters from the Audit Committee, we all know that kind of stuff costs a lot of money!



  1. Maybe the font thing is GIl’s low-budget attempt to cash in on the alternate-jersey trend in the pros. He can’t afford third jerseys, but he can afford a set of stencils.

    Also, need I point out that if Amy Lange slud* like that, she’d have a dislocated elbow and no flesh remaining on her forearm?

    *Dizzy Dean h/t.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 5, 2015 @ 4:24 am

  2. You only slide into 2nd or 3rd! It’s not like she’s dodging a tag. What is Mimi teaching them?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — May 5, 2015 @ 6:46 am

  3. Looks like Boo has the recipe for mixin’ up some excellent plunkin’ batter.

    Comment by Dood — May 5, 2015 @ 7:04 am

  4. John S.: If Milford was in Oregon, the Mudlarks would have different uniforms for every game if not every inning, all with Nike swooshes prominently displayed.

    I’m hung up on the “pretty typical Boo Radley” comment. This is only the first game we’ve ever seen her pitch. Was she doing the same in practice?

    Comment by teenchy — May 5, 2015 @ 7:07 am

  5. Pete Rose-ing across home plate with a tag nowhere in sight? Mimi’s teaching them all right; the fundamentals of dis-re-spect! And injury.

    Comment by g2design — May 5, 2015 @ 8:20 am

  6. 11 strikeouts, 2 hits, 2 plunked batters. Pretty typical (character who has never appeared in the strip before a few weeks ago).

    Comment by billytheskink — May 5, 2015 @ 9:08 am

  7. To tie down the geography further, “The Black Knights” are the Henninger HS mascot. Syracuse school, located about a mile and a half northeast of Syracuse University. No prissy suburb, either– surprising there was no brawl when Boo plunked that batter.

    Comment by vaganova — May 5, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

  8. Thank you Vaganova… so what do ‘they’ call the girls’ teams???
    Back in my day you slide wide right & stomp the plate with your left fist & watch the dust come up…

    Comment by Rowdyman — May 5, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

  9. Yes, Rowdyman. Unless you had issues with the catcher you’d try to go behind him, swipe with your left hand under the tag and “trust the dust.” Deliberate collisions were generally avoided unless the catcher blocked the plate. For one thing, you knew that if you took out their catcher, you were painting a bulls-eye on your own.

    Henninger’s girls teams are also the Black Knights. Yes, jarring, but like many others the school was founded before Title IX and no ready equivalent (“Lady Tigers,” etc) is ready to hand.

    Comment by vaganova — May 5, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

  10. […] the Lady Mudlarks wearing the basketball team’s uniforms? They didn’t have to do that last season. Did Mimi raid the till to fund her wine […]

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