This Week in Milford

August 10, 2016

Gil Thorp Has Come Unstuck In Time


Barry may be going through a lot of heavy stuff these days but god help him if Gil has to forfeit and miss the playdowns because it is a law of nature that you can have two and only two players eligible to play second base.



  1. Two calls will be placed in the next couple of minutes. First to the Bader house, and if no answer, Chief Lind…

    Comment by vaganova — August 10, 2016 @ 8:25 am

  2. I remember how the coaches at my daughter’s high school operated. As soon as Larry told a coach he would not be available for Tilden, the coach would have told Barry that he would have to go the distance.
    So True or somebody will have to fill in at second, unless someone remembers they have a cell phone and calls Barry. The game will take us through Friday or so. Then we have at least one confrontation, Del Bader’s trial, the Mudlarks missing the playdowns, graduation … yeah, we can have the first football practice around 15 September, just like always.

    Comment by Philip — August 10, 2016 @ 8:57 am

  3. I dont believe they had to waste 2 panels on Arroyo telling Kaz he coudnt play a game, when they couldve done the same thing today in 1 panel, which they did. Theyve been playing since MARCH and 5 months later they dont know what to do about 2nd base. If these guys werent idiots before, theyve redefined the word.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 10, 2016 @ 9:36 am

  4. So will Barry be standing on a building ledge, only to have Gil — or True! — talk him down?
    Or will the entire team come visit him in the ER after he’s gotten care for his wrist slashing/OD/other suicide attempt?
    After already having one student death this semester, could the strip possibly have them find Barry already expired?
    I’m actually curious to know what happens next.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 10, 2016 @ 9:54 am

  5. Irritating people (narcissists and blowhards in general) usually have some serious underlying problems that we are too annoyed to consider. Likely true of BB. Forget the game– if they play, a utility player will cover second. But I think, as others suggested, that BB has snapped and that this is about to go darker. We love to needle Gil for his supposed negligence, but his talk to True about the team abandoning BB at “the worst time in his life” is still echoing. I’m thinking a forfeit with the team joining the search for BB, who may or may not be alive at this point.

    Comment by vaganova — August 10, 2016 @ 11:59 am

  6. “In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the… Anyone? Anyone?”

    Gil has his Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act moment. As in, none of these manspreaders gives two shiites about the Baderaetor.

    Comment by g2design — August 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

  7. Time for super-sub Amy Lange!

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — August 10, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

  8. Crisis counselors will not be needed.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 10, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

  9. Semi-random: I bought the domain but I let it languish. It will soon expire; I’ll transfer it if one of you Mudlarks want it. Otherwise I will let it Boo-ify.

    Comment by g2design — August 11, 2016 @ 10:58 am

  10. “Why, no coach. Guy’s a total douche. Did YOU talk to him today? You know, like a coach might be expected to do?”

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 11, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

  11. Long work day, laptop died. New post on new laptop forthcoming. Trust me, y’all ain’t missing much.

    Comment by teenchy — August 11, 2016 @ 3:56 pm

  12. We need a cameo appearance by Ben Stein in the next strip.

    Gil: “Anybody talk to Barry Bader today? Anybody?”

    Ben Stein: “Bader? Bader?”

    Comment by J.D. Springer — August 11, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

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