This Week in Milford

May 6, 2017

Chill, ‘Cane! You still got the W


Having been yanked from the game by Gil, Ryan Van Auken looks startled as he trudges into the Milford dugout.  And no wonder: judging from the motion lines Whigham drew in, Ryan’s glove arced over his left shoulder before hitting the back of the bench in front of him.  He must have thrown that shit before he walked in the dugout!

Bobby Mitchell (not the one who integrated the Redskins) earns the save when a levitating Barry Bader wills the ball to rise vertically into his outstretched glove.  Awful nice of Gil to put stripes down the sides of the Mudlark unis; gives Barry a way to relate to his old man. But what is that leaf-like object hovering over Barry’s rear end?  An actual tobacco leaf?  An indicator of his preferred kinks?  Or something else?  Talk amongst yourselves.



  1. Barry’s magic peacock feather lets him fly!

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — May 6, 2017 @ 7:43 am

  2. If it isn’t Dumbo’s magic feather then it is a super leaf from Super Mario Bros. 3…

    Comment by billytheskink — May 6, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

  3. While I commend both Downpuppy’s and billy’s suggestions of a peacock feather or Dumbo’s magic feather (my first thought was of New Zealand’s national athletic symbol, the silver fern) may I humbly nominate the whatever-it-is for Milford’s Pantheon of Mysterious Objects?

    Comment by vaganova's taxonomist — May 6, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

  4. Who’s the punk wearing his hat backwards in P1? Gil has no control over this team.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 6, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

  5. I just dropped in today because a commenter made a Nutboy reference on Thanks.

    Comment by TFHackett — May 7, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

  6. Thanks, TFH!

    Comment by teenchy — May 7, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

  7. P3: Faster than a speeding bullet!!! More powerful than a locomotive!!!! Able to leap the Milford Water Tower in a single bound!!!!!
    During the day, he’s an arrogant SOB for the Milford Enquirer by the name of Barry Bader. Ask Dafne Duck who was hiding in the Japanese holly shrubs, spying on him at the Bader household. But hit the Milford High School Gym locker room, he becomes Superman!!!! Establishing Truth, Justice, and another nail-biting Victory that, as usual, takes 1-2 weeks to complete!!!!

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

  8. […] Last time the strip featured a player in uniform in action that was not celebrating something that already happened but was not depicted: May 6 […]

    Pingback by Van Auken? More Like MacGuffin | This Week in Milford — May 25, 2017 @ 4:45 am

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