This Week in Milford

April 22, 2016

DOA – drunk on arrival

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp, lessons learned — robmize2013 @ 6:44 pm

Looks like mister Bader has a drinking problem – the cop wrote him up for driving under the influence and I’m sure made him blow into a tube or whatever they blow into, and his reading was such above the limit that she told him he needed a driver for his trip home. So here we are, with his wife listening to him rationalizing. She needs to tell him to either go to an AA meeting or she’ll take him, because this looks like its going downhill until he admits he has a problem. Since he’s getting a lawyer, he must have had this happen enough for his license to be suspended, so she needs to have a backbone and tell him- I’m not driving you anywhere else until you clean up. Not sure she will though..

and in P3 an unnamed slugger (Bader junior?) is taking his cuts against a human pitcher instead of a pitching machine or coach, which at this point would be more helpful to the team.



  1. That must be Junior Bader in panel 3. He and his dad have the same nose. Potato nose.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 22, 2016 @ 10:03 pm

  2. I am thankful today’s strip is posted in color as otherwise we would miss Del’s fabulous color ensemble of a crimson tie, drab green dress shirt all nicely framed by his slate blue jacket with narrow lapels.

    Comment by timbuys — April 23, 2016 @ 6:52 am

  3. Coaches usually pitch BP. Regular players are usually no good at it. Pitchers never, ever should pitch BP… At higher levels, there are specialists for this job. It takes a certain skill set to be a top notch BP pitcher…

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 23, 2016 @ 10:25 am

  4. Too drunk to drive, with the window down, chumming all the way home. Beentheredonethat?

    Comment by g2design — April 23, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

  5. Kind of wondering if, with all the foregrounding of Del’s drinking, he will at some point channel Dennis Hopper, staggering onto the diamond to slur “Outta position to make that call! Obstruction all the way!”

    Comment by vaganova — April 23, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

  6. I’m getting a very The King of Comedy-era Jerry Lewis vibe from Del today. Maybe Rupert Pupkin is in the back seat with a gun aimed at his head.

    Comment by teenchy — April 23, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

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