This Week in Milford

April 28, 2016

BFFs, not FWBs

Filed under: baseball, exposition comics, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon, Neal's friends — teenchy @ 4:50 am


I could speculate all morning on what led to Boo Radley’s declaration in P1 but in the interest of (my) time I’m sticking with “True’s moving to North Carolina this summer and I’m not.” Also not sure where the “preppie” tag comes from; that subculture has practically died out, and I don’t recall seeing True sporting Vineyard Vines’ little whale, among other telltales. I mean, even Brooks Brothers did away with its boxy traditional fit dress shirts and now offer cuts in trim, skinny, super skinny and “I wear girls’ jeans.” (Sure they still show “Traditional Fit” but try ordering one.) Maybe if I looked at the color version of the strip I’d see his pants were pink Breton red with little nautical flags on them.

Then it’s off to the bleachers where Gil gives Marty the full Mouseketeer Roll Call. True, Lalonde, and Granger are returning from last season. Don’t have time to Google the rest (have at it, TWIMers) but we know Ken Brown makes things happen and Bobby Mitchell integrated that NFL team than now often remains nameless.

Also not gonna speculate on what kind of smartphone Marty’s using to record Gil but – holy crap does Marty have a huge thumb! Props to him for stepping up from the old Dictaphone, even if it isn’t as stealthy as Marjie’s invisible recording device from last year.


  1. Don’t really know why Rubin bothers with the Mouseketeer Roll Call every season, considering that (a) most of these names will never be heard from again, and (b) he hardly bothers to show any actual games. Why pretend to care?

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 28, 2016 @ 6:13 am

  2. No outfield, Gil? These things are kept in the record book, you know…

    That is a big thumb. Maybe it’s Marty’s class ring, not Wedgeman’s, that has been the topic of conversation in Funky Winkerbean this week.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 28, 2016 @ 7:48 am

  3. So is True going to go after Menzie now. One Amazon for another.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — April 28, 2016 @ 8:41 am

  4. I think I remember Eddie Feigner jokes here during a past baseball season, so perhaps this not the first time Gil’s “lineup strip” has omitted the outfield. At the high school level, the pitchers are often the best overall players on a team, and at least in my region, play the outfield when not pitching.

    (For younger residents of Mfnrd, Feigner was a softball pitcher who toured with three teammates, a catcher and two infielders. Since the batters he faced rarely made contact, Feigner was asked why he had even three other players. He explained that with fewer, there would be no one to bat if the bases were loaded. A friend played against “The King and His Court,” and told me afterward that NO ONE, not even the umpires, was permitted to handle the softballs Feigner used. This may help to explain how Feigner got the ball to do everything but loop…)

    Comment by vaganova — April 28, 2016 @ 10:40 am

  5. This probably says more about my dysfunctional brain than anything else, but the use of a colon instead of a comma after ‘so’ in P1 irritates me.

    Comment by timbuys — April 28, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

  6. Marty could hitchhike to Charleston with that thumb. Gil’s gonna ride that infield like De Windt. He’s on the run, no time to sleep.

    Comment by Dood — April 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

  7. Preppies may be down, but if you’ve seen this years US Olympic clothing line, you know they’re still out there.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — April 28, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

  8. vaganova @4: You remember correctly. Too bad the Eddie Feigner clip at that link got taken down, but here’s another.

    Comment by teenchy — April 28, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

  9. […] if he in fact did.)  Dafuq then seizes the opportunity to further troll Carrie by calling her by Boo’s nickname for True. I think we’ve got a real shit-stirrer in the making here, on the diamond or […]

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