This Week in Milford

August 26, 2016

What The Hell Is Going On Here?

Filed under: baseball, Milford Idiots, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 2:40 am


What the hell is going on here? Seriously. Somebody explain it to me.



  1. WAG here: The “spectators” are players Gil suspended for cutting school to attend Del’s sentencing hearing (“coaching” in action!). Barry (still being ostracized – look at that big gap on the bench!) is excused, and so are Gil’s golden ticket and the son of a judge – the Milford High caste system at work. Snarky bad joke + knowing smiles = awkward freeze-frame ending. On to football!

    Comment by teenchy — August 26, 2016 @ 4:28 am

  2. Thanks teenchy. I almost had it pieced together in the we small hours, but I’ll blame the bad joke for derailing my train of thought. Let’s hope this is it. Clearly nobody is going to take Barry aside and find some way to help him, so his unrepentant jerkitude is allowed to persist. Good. What was the damned point?

    Sorry if this is heavy, ignore this paragraph if you don’t want to veer away from snarky fun, but I just got around to watching the Werner Herzog short documentary/public service announce about texting and driving, From One Second To The Next. It’s moving and powerful and now I know why it generated the attention that it did. There are important differences between impaired driving and distracted driving for sure, but the outcomes are no different. After watching the film, I couldn’t help but be even more annoyed at how the fatal “accident” at the center of this dumb Barry Bader plot was treated.

    Comment by nedryerson — August 26, 2016 @ 6:15 am

  3. I was hoping it was senior skip day meaning this is last day of school. Gil is at the kegger while Kaz runs the team. Or is Barry running (ruining) it?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 26, 2016 @ 7:08 am

  4. I don’t blame anyone at Milford for cutting school at this point, they’ve been in class since LAST August after all.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 26, 2016 @ 7:31 am

  5. I’d hoped that the Thursday strip was the end. Today’s strip could have wrapped up baseball and the school year, and Saturday would have shown us three panels summarizing the summer:
    1. Gil and Mimi sitting on the patio, sipping vodka & vodka, and wearing hazmat suits, because, you know, Zika.
    2. Del landing the janitorial chemical account for the Central City Correctional Institute.
    3. True compiling a 7.2 ERA for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers because a 92 MPH fastball that goes straight in is going 115 MPH when it goes straight out.
    But NOOOOO! We’re going to prop up this Weekend at Bernie’s cadaver of a plot for at least one more week!

    Comment by Philip — August 26, 2016 @ 7:47 am

  6. Ned, I’m not positive about the spectators being other players whom Gil has suspended, but it wasn’t clear that anyone who cut school to attend Del’s sentencing was not on the baseball team. In any event, my mind races with the idea of “What if Werner Herzog wrote Gil Thorp ?” Would’ve livened up the summer fer sher.

    Comment by teenchy — August 26, 2016 @ 7:48 am

  7. “Gil Thorp Starring Klaus Kinski” would be much more enjoyable than this crapola.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 26, 2016 @ 8:36 am

  8. Come to think of it, this strip reminds me of “Aguirre: The Wrath of God.” An endless, hopeless slog through the jungle. If it ends with everyone dead on a rat-infested raft floating slowly through the Amazon jungle, that’d be about right.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 26, 2016 @ 8:42 am

  9. Herzog was talking about filming Fitzcarraldo in the Amazon jungle, but he might as well have been talking about Gil Thorp:

    Comment by nedryerson — August 26, 2016 @ 8:54 am

  10. And you guys didnt want a summer golf story huh? Woulda been a major improvement over this train wreck. As they say in life, you get what you wish for

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 26, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

  11. Touche, Rob. Isn’t the way it really goes when your wish is granted? When you get it, it’s something that strictly speaking fulfills the term of the wish but instead inflicts a horrendously unintended fate. Because, I will agree that is the case here.

    Loved the Herzog, clip… Against my better judgement indeed…

    Comment by timbuys — August 26, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

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