This Week in Milford

June 11, 2015

Now this band’s gonna play from 9 to 1

Filed under: baseball, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:13 am

June 11, 2015


Gil’s approach to coaching True on the mound borders on the schizophrenic. It’s like both he and True know football is his meal ticket, but he can’t help but plant the seed in True’s head that he could make something of himself in baseball. Why didn’t he just stick him in right field and be done with it?

Turns out Gil’s offering the same advice as a flighty, manipulative high school girl. I’ve got a feeling Boo’s just found her co-conspirator to go to the Mystic Pranks show. Bet she can show True how to mess around.



  1. “Figure it out for yourself” is what Gil tells everyone he coaches, though.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 11, 2015 @ 7:16 am

  2. Gil has already spent more time “coaching” True than the whole rest of the team. He is too tired do do anymore. So It’s up to him to do the rest.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 11, 2015 @ 7:51 am

  3. This plot just got serious. In panel 3 they’re even walking in step. Teenchy is right that Boo has been “flighty and manipulative,” but there is something serious underneath, some analog to True’s sudden out-of-character clowning. Fiction writers sometimes say that by the end of the story, the characters will know something they did not know at the outset, and I am seeing things line up to produce just that.

    I may take back my observations about Jeep accidents and Chief Lind as just “messing around.”

    Comment by vaganova — June 11, 2015 @ 10:19 am

  4. Difficult to watch TheOneTrueOne struggle so. That downcast expression, blinking back tears. Help is here, young man, and… she’s wearing cargo shorts?

    Comment by g2design — June 11, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

  5. Not for long…

    Comment by vaganova — June 11, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

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