This Week in Milford

May 13, 2015

Same Release Point, Different Action

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp, softball — timbuys @ 12:11 am

May 13, 2015


Little time to post today (wait, is it tomorrow already?), but I am intrigued by the contrast between the mini-Jack Elrod (James Allen?) softball in panel one and the stunningly detailed baseball closeup in panel three.

Bonus Point: Where are your cuticles, Gil? We can count your arm hairs, but you don’t have cuticles?



  1. I’m confused – who is that man actually coaching in P2 and P3? I know it can’t be Gil Thorp, legendary shirker of work and coaching duties!

    Comment by Milfordian — May 13, 2015 @ 4:01 am

  2. Could that be former Cub farm hand Larry Cutter?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 13, 2015 @ 6:14 am

  3. For your consideration:

    The four-seamer looks
    Like it rises, same release
    Point, dif’rent action

    Just sayin.

    Comment by g2design — May 13, 2015 @ 7:15 am

  4. Boo Radley Smokes Tilden is my third favorite 1970’s stoner road trip comedy.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 13, 2015 @ 7:40 am

  5. Yes amazingly looks like Gil is actually coaching. This must be a dream sequence.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — May 13, 2015 @ 7:52 am

  6. “BOO RADLEY SMOKES TILDEN… Not a cough in a carload.

    Comment by teenchy — May 13, 2015 @ 8:53 am

  7. And after this magical bit of coaching, True Standish will immediately master TWO pitches. This is why Gil is so stingy with his coaching: it’s too powerful a force to be bandied about willy-nilly. It’s like magic in the Discworld series: it always has unintended consequences.

    In True’s case, probably a labrum tear.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 13, 2015 @ 10:36 am

  8. Don’t Bogart that Tilden, Boo.

    Comment by Dood — May 13, 2015 @ 3:33 pm

  9. So that’s what they’re calling it now. I’m really liking this plot. Diplomatic young man who likes everyone, aggressively snarky young woman whom everyone is slightly afraid of, and they can both throw a ball through a brick wall. And get wild at times too. This baby is pure potential.

    Comment by vaganova — May 13, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

  10. […] do you call what you were doing on the mound a couple of days […]

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