This Week in Milford

May 18, 2015

Collin LaLonde: The Headhunter Becomes The Headhunted

Filed under: actual action, baseball, google nonsense — nedryerson @ 3:49 am

May 18, 2015

Things aren’t going well at Jefferson. Pitcher Collin LaLonde (who took time off from placing 360-integrated talent in the advertising and marketing space*) is getting shelled by rocket line-drives.

True Standish, in relief of LaLonde, doesn’t make it any better. He seems to be crossing up the catcher. Is that what’s happening?

*Real life LaLonde is an advertising headhunter, like that sleazy Duck Phillips character on Mad Men. Given Milford’s LaLonde’s performance, maybe they should call him Duck.



  1. Truly (see what I did there?) perplexed by P3. Why would a catcher have his glove down to block a pitch in the dirt when that pitch is coming in at a height where he’d typically be able to catch it in his crouch? Also, he does appear to be wearing a hockey goalie-style mask, but not so much like Charlie O’Brien as Vladislav Tretiak.

    Comment by teenchy — May 18, 2015 @ 6:58 am

  2. P3 – I think the pitch has already hit the dirt, been blocked, and has bounced up to its present altitude.
    P2 – Gil’s osteoporosis sure did get bad fast! But, for someone who’s been coaching at Milford almost 50 years, not entirely surprising. Perhaps Dr. Wally Lamb could suggest a treatment.

    Comment by Philip — May 18, 2015 @ 7:10 am

  3. Does Whigham really need to reuse panel 1’s baseball artwork in panel 3? C’mon man, you can’t draw slightly different seams?

    Comment by billytheskink — May 18, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  4. Never fear. When True gains command of The Mysterious Hoverball™ the Mudlarks will sweep to the conference title.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 18, 2015 @ 7:35 am

  5. Here it comes. Boo will teach True the windmill underhanded rising slerve and he’ll be unhittable. That, or something like one of these.

    Comment by g2design — May 18, 2015 @ 7:44 am

  6. Vladislav Tretiak: If you score on him, keep the puck because it does not happen often.

    Comment by Dood — May 18, 2015 @ 8:56 am

  7. Heart, destiny, etc aside, Tretiak may be the reason the US team won at Lake Placid. He allowed two goals in the first period and the coach benched him. To say this screwed up the Soviet team is a serious understatement.

    Comment by vaganova — May 18, 2015 @ 9:56 am

  8. Tretiak: here’s a plug for the documentary Red Army. If you’re from that era, and/or enjoy hockey – it’s a must see.

    Comment by g2design — May 18, 2015 @ 10:17 am

  9. I’m off Wednesday and can do the strip for Ed.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 18, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

  10. Hey Rob, I do Thursdays and Saturdays regularly; pick one and I’ll do the other. Maybe you can swap with Tim and Tim can pick up one of mine?

    Comment by teenchy — May 18, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

  11. Well, I’m off all week but doing TWIM isn’t actually on the highlights of my things to do while on vacation. Regardless, I’ll be posting today’s strip in a bit and if anyone wants to take Wednesday and have me do another day, that’s fine by me. Just let me know.

    Comment by timbuys — May 19, 2015 @ 9:14 am

  12. I can do Friday and Saturday then.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 19, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

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