This Week in Milford

May 21, 2015

Self-Police State

Filed under: baseball, Coach Kaz, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, The Bucket — teenchy @ 5:57 am

May 21, 2015


“Hold up, Kaz. We haven’t been coaching all season so why start now?”

“What do you call what you were doing on the mound a couple of days ago?”

“A momentary lapse of reason.”

Gil and Kaz hold their ground while Max “Lefty” Ortiz (probably plays the field without a glove; holy cow, what a paw!) gives True a dressing down. Still waiting for True’s rebuttal to the effect of “If it wasn’t for me your skinny ass would have stayed on jayvee all season.” Some pep talk, Max – Milford didn’t score any more runs in the game. Can you pin all that on True too?

Speaking of skinny, is that supposed to be Max asking true to The Bucket in P3? We’re supposed to believe he’s put on 100 pounds or so since the fall?

If all of this leads to True dropping baseball – and this story arc dropping baseball – I’m all for it. Former pushy busybody sports dad Art Standish has been conspicuously absent from this strip for a long time: you’d have thought he’d be raising hell at his son for jeopardizing his meal ticket.  We’re also overdue for Boo Radley getting the hubris smacked out of her in some fashion.



  1. “Why should I take this as seriously as you do? In this sport I’m a mop-up man. In football I’m a champion on my way to a college scholarship.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 21, 2015 @ 10:08 am

  2. I’d like to think the whole bus ride back to Milford, Max just keeps asking increasingly desperate questions of True.

    “Are you still going to throw to me when I’m running fly routes?”

    “Why are you just sitting there with your arm splayed out like that?”

    “Oh god, why won’t you answer me?”

    Comment by timbuys — May 21, 2015 @ 11:12 am

  3. WIth so many possible story arcs flying I am drawn to the most outrageous– Boo slaps down Max then insults True in the next frame just so he doesn’t get the idea she likes him. Again, Max was technically right but entirely impolitic. True was hardly dissing the game or the team.

    Comment by vaganova — May 21, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

  4. Damn – is Max frontin’ hard with a “West Side” in P2? Ouch, what a baller! I’m a little lost on the thumb’s up in P3; must be a local thing

    Comment by g2design — May 21, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

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