This Week in Milford

August 12, 2016

We Need To Talk About Kevin?

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp, hideous scar faces — nedryerson @ 5:47 am


Kevin Pelwecki? What are the odds we will ever hear about Kevin Pelwecki again after his one panel cameo? How do the Mudlarks feel about Kevin? Even if he filled in nicely, could he have done more? Is anybody talking to Kevin on the bus ride of shame. Maybe that is Kevin with the kabuki makeup. We really need closure on all things Kevin!

But for now, let’s get back to Barry. Barry wandered into Gil’s office eventually and decided to put some words in Gil’s mouth because Gil can’t be bothered to do ANYTHING. There’s no coaching or counseling or discipline or mentoring or tough love. Gil doesn’t even want to open his eyes or even try his signature shaming. Barry’s going to have to shame himself.




  1. Haha! KP is me, a 46 year old married dad of 2 in Ohio. I didn’t realize I had high school eligibility left. I’ve loved Gil Thorpe and your blog for years. A close friend of mine works with Rubin and worked me into a panel, that is all. I’m sure I won’t be making anymore appearances either. Keep up the awesome, hilarious blog!

    Kevin Pelwecki

    Comment by Kevin Pelwecki — August 12, 2016 @ 5:58 am

  2. Nicely done Kevin, now get back to JV before you get hazed.

    P3: Eskimo bells up in Iceland are ringing – damn, does that Barry have a schnoz or what? Barry, just like dear old dad, has a healthy start on his rhinophyma.

    Comment by g2design — August 12, 2016 @ 6:27 am

  3. Kicked off the team? Season’s finally over, right? Tell him Gil. Please tell us !

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 12, 2016 @ 7:04 am

  4. I’m rooting for Kevin to be the focus of next spring’s story line, largely because that would mean that this spring’s story arc has an ending…

    If not, well, Mr. Bakst has built a nice career as a regular TWIM reference despite having just a single appearance.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 12, 2016 @ 7:11 am

  5. Delighted Kevin has introduced himself, and I think we should thank him for covering second effectively on short notice. Hoping that someday– if I am very very good– I will get a cameo as the ballet master Gil sends a clumsy player to for balance lessons.

    Comment by vaganova — August 12, 2016 @ 7:46 am

  6. Hey, thanks Kevin! Hearing from an actual Gil Thorp character namesake is big news around here, not to mention something novel! I only halfheartedly considered posting “google nonsense” about your name this morning but no exciting petrochemical consultants or real estate attorneys popped up and also I just wanted to post the usual nonsense and go live my life. (Also, Google acts like there’s been some kind of mistake with the spelling of your name. What do they know though? Have any of them ever spelled another Mudlark at 2nd? No. Does this Plawecki guy get his name emblazoned on an historic media property, published in literally DOZENS of papers? No. Google…sheesh,..wait, what? Kevin Plawecki is a major league ball player? Well Rubin doesn’t know much about baseball and they generally proofread their spelling, so your story checks out. 46 year-old, married father of 2 from Ohio is our guy and your name will be enshrined in the record book. I think so. Right, billy?)

    Comment by nedryerson — August 12, 2016 @ 8:25 am

  7. Why is Barry’s nose exploding?

    Comment by Ol'Froth — August 12, 2016 @ 8:42 am

  8. I just love the “I’m Gil Thorp, m-f-er” pose in panel 3. The “Gil” coffee mug front and center is the cherry on this sundae of indifference.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 12, 2016 @ 8:54 am

  9. Yeah Kevin, nice job at second! You’re looking pretty spry there.

    vaganova – if there’s a ballet plot in our future, I will forgive a whole lot of what’s gone on this summer! Well, maybe not forgive. Tell you what, I’ll forget about forgiving and just accept. (And then pick at the inevitable hilarious getting-wrong-of-things.)

    Re: the “story”, and hoping that something, anything would happen: I was hoping that True would run into Mr. Bakst whenever he got to Wake Forest, thus finishing up one hell of a loose-end long game… but nope, Mr. Bakst went to *South* Carolina. Back to our regularly-scheduled futility & nihilism.

    Comment by lauramac — August 12, 2016 @ 9:38 am

  10. Can you image this strip if Gil acted even a little like Terry Collins? Nah, me neither.

    Comment by g2design — August 12, 2016 @ 11:22 am

  11. Or even Hal McRae?

    Comment by g2design — August 12, 2016 @ 11:44 am

  12. He’s not far from doing a Hal McRae. A whiskey bottle is never out of range. Gil doesn’t even bother talking to Bader. He’s got a pre-recorded message in his shirt pocket.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 12, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

  13. lauramac, I had to look it up. WF plays only one SC school this season, Clemson, but in Winston-Salem. But if Mr Bakst is a Clemson fan, it’s only a 4 1/2 hour drive. And for your support of a ballet plot, I will cite the actor in the old Bartles and Jaymes Wine Cooler ads and say “Thank you for your support.”

    Comment by vaganova — August 12, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

  14. Late breaking word I may be developed further as a character this football season. The whole thing just kills me. Glad I could share it with a community who appreciates it. It’s pretty cool !

    Comment by Kevin Pelwecki — August 12, 2016 @ 4:49 pm

  15. Kevin–it’s totally cool… welcome aboard, as they say in the navy…

    Comment by Rowdyman — August 12, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

  16. Master Bader has a W.C. Fields nose going on.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 12, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

  17. Bobby Joe, do you notice he looks more like Del all the time?

    Comment by vaganova — August 12, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

  18. Welcome Kevin! It’s great to meet you and this blog is awesome — I’ve been away for a while but back at a good time. BB needs to go to a new school, and Gil needs to check his calendar.

    Comment by Gil's Barber — August 13, 2016 @ 1:32 am

  19. The good news is there is actually going to be a football season as Kevin reveals. I wonder if it will go on simultaneously with the baseball season. As a mother told her son in the W.C. Fields classic, ‘The Bank Dick’, “You mustn’t make fun of the gentleman. You’d like to have a nose like that full of nickels.”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 13, 2016 @ 6:42 am

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