This Week in Milford

July 4, 2016

Nice Hat? Did You Get A Free Bowl Of Soup With It?

Filed under: actual action, baseball, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 5:15 am


So True’s pitching has attracted the attention of a couple of scouts? Can’t say we saw that one coming. Is this our summer plot in the making?

Have a great Fourth of July, everybody.


  1. This just keeps getting worse and worse. The girls crumble under the pressure and the boys channel their secondhand sadness into victory — led by True Standish, whose fastball has suddenly added ten mph thanks to the power of Angel Boo. And when he becomes a two-sport superstar and makes the cover of Sports Illustrated, the fawning profile piece will include a touching anecdote about how his career was sparked by the loss of his one true friend.

    Really, did we kill off Boo Radley just so she could be a touchstone for The Redemption of True Standish, the character least in need of redemption?

    Gag me with a spork.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 4, 2016 @ 6:07 am

  2. Can’t add much to that, John S. I do wonder if the summer plot will consist of thirty or forty panels of True weighing Wake Forest vs the offer from the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League. In any case, Rubin is using the narrative equivalent of a random number generator to choose plot turns.

    Comment by vaganova — July 4, 2016 @ 8:11 am

  3. That … that’s it? That’s all? Saturday set us up to expect at least one beanball, and all it led to was two guys in the stands talking about what they got (which might be cholera from the concession stand coffee). Yeah, the summer will show us some of True pitching for the Batavia Muckdogs, hoping he can do well enough to advance to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
    Let’s wrap this up. Get Barry back in school, end school, and re-open Alcatraz just for Del. Should be able to pull that off in 15 panels.

    Comment by Philip — July 4, 2016 @ 8:11 am

  4. This week: Gil clandestinely sets True up with a succession of rebound BFFs and equally clandestinely has them killed, keeping his closer ticked off, Milford on a playdown run, and bringing new meaning to the word “sacrifice.”

    Haven’t we been down this road with True before? Can we give it – and this arc – a rest already?

    Comment by teenchy — July 4, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

  5. P2 – they’re talking about the fastball, right? But, P1 shows the hapless batter way out front of something slow in the zone. Perhaps a Barry Zito-esque 12 to 6 curve? OK – let’s move on, shall we?

    Comment by g2design — July 4, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

  6. *pauses incoherent angry spluttering to appreciate Ned’s Caddyshack reference*

    I still want the summer golf plot to be a scene-for-scene reenactment.

    Comment by lauramac — July 4, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

  7. Hat looks good on him, though.

    Comment by vaganova — July 4, 2016 @ 11:12 pm

  8. Marty “Moon-lighting” as a major league scout?

    Comment by David — July 5, 2016 @ 8:33 am

  9. […] Fellow TWIM bloggers, where are you going for the color version of the strip?  I used to use the Seattle PI comics page but it looks like it might be behind a paywall now.  If one of you find it, could you please update this post with a copy?  ‘Cause I really gotta see Jocelynn’s hat in living color.  That is some serious Carmen Miranda-level shit going on right there.  Somehow I doubt she got a free bowl of soup with it. […]

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