This Week in Milford

June 27, 2016

Milford Falls

Filed under: actual action, Just plain sad, softball — nedryerson @ 3:37 am


…and a chant begins in the crowd: “Boo! Boo! BOO! BOO!” It picks up intensity and the mourning Mudlarks exit the stadium to a rousing chorus of “BOOs”.






  1. Two days ago: “The best way to honor Boo is to play hard and have fun”.
    What’s the second best way, coach?

    Comment by Philip — June 27, 2016 @ 4:59 am

  2. Tomorrow’s strip in my mind: Gil and Mimi meet up after the game. Gil speaks: “I told you to cancel that game. No way those girls could play well after losing a teammatee.”

    Also, I may be overly cynical after this disaster of a story, but if the boys’ team had played in honor of a fallen teammate, would Rubin depict them as winning through their pain? Girls, you know, they’re so fragile.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 27, 2016 @ 5:10 am

  3. I can offer nothing today that meets the expectation set by Ned’s caption.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 27, 2016 @ 7:20 am

  4. Milford falls? If only Mimi had renewed her LifeCall subscription. “We’re sending help immediately, Mrs. Thorp.”

    (note 1-800-872-9100 was answered by a nice lady at “Life Alert” so I guess old folks are still falling even today.)

    Comment by g2design — June 27, 2016 @ 7:41 am

  5. Holy continuity errors Batman! The Lady Jeffs were wearing light unis in Saturday’s strip (the better to show off their black ribbons?) and today they’re in all black (not to be confused with the New Zealand national rugby team). What’s up with that? Is this a mourn-off?

    Comment by teenchy — June 27, 2016 @ 8:05 am

  6. The stadium? What crowd would watch a girls softball game on June 26, when summer days are in full swing, with beaches to go to, bikes to ride, pools to swim in, volleyball games, concerts, etc. I said Carrie Hobson was hot, and I’m sure she was sweating on that mound. Even though girls fields dont have mounds.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 27, 2016 @ 10:19 am

  7. We seem also to have a mixed rules game going on. In jurisdictions which outlaw sliding, the players wear shorts. In those where sliding is allowed, the players wear baseball pants and sliding pads. I’m not sure the Chief was was clear on this. I feel to give him the needle because his drawings have been so good recently.

    Comment by vaganova — June 27, 2016 @ 12:10 pm

  8. I must admit, I paused over the word “stadium”, robmize. Ultimately, I decided I didn’t care and needed to hit POST and be done with this one.

    Where do we go from here?

    Comment by nedryerson — June 27, 2016 @ 12:36 pm

  9. Since I have now mentioned “sliding” and “rules” in the same post, I am obligated to bring up the legendary Mike Kelly, hero of the 1889 tavern song “Slide, Kelly, Slide!” A catcher for the Boston Beaneaters (officially the Braves of the National League) Kelly was a runaway fan favorite with Boston’s recently arrived Irish immigrants. Kelly was a gamer who carried baseball’s tradition of good-humored cheating to new heights, and provoked many of the rule changes when they were standardized in 1898. He knew the rules inside out and could exploit them: in the mid 1880s he noticed– with incredulity– that the rules governing steals of third did not explicitly state one had to touch second en route, thus Kelly stole third at least once by running across the diamond, passing behind the pitcher. The pitcher nearly had a stroke, it is said, but Kelly produced the rule book and was declared safe at third. The rule changed soon after.

    I know, I have not mentioned Mfnrd in this. So many of us are near mutiny over the present story line that I thought an antidote would help. I’m sorry, I meant anecdote.

    (For a team to have a “real name” and “a name that’s used” is not that unusual. The Brooklyn (Trolley) Dodgers were officially the Green Stockings well into the 20th century.)

    Comment by vaganova — June 27, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

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