This Week in Milford

June 7, 2017

Why Would The Central Coach Apologize For A Disruption On The Road?


With his first appearance in his namesake strip in nearly a month, Gil is apparently already halfway to cracking the case of the protesters who basically held up a sign silently for a half inning or so.

Clearly, the Central coach (Is he named Skip or is Gil calling him Skipper?) is about as clued in as Gil typically is. It must be nice coaching in the Valley…

Just to summarize the advancement of today’s plot: We now know ‘those girls’ are Central Students and that Ryan left after the game… Also, when Gil drinks his coffee right handed he has the L in Gil staring him in the face…



  1. I, for one, am happy to see the word “vamoosed” used today. It’s a word that has been forgotten, one which should be used more often. Is that a Gil coffee cup, or does he drink from an “L” cup after a loss, kinda like the “L” flag hoisted at Wrigley Field to alert folks that the Cubs have dropped a game.

    Comment by Steve — June 7, 2017 @ 10:18 am

  2. That must have been one hell of a post-game handshake that kept Gil occupied until Ryan could safely vamoose (a word I last heard, if my memory serves, from the mouth of Yosemite Sam). I mean, handshake, head back to the office, pour a cuppa joe, and ask Kaz to go fetch a player. That’s action, Gil Thorp-style.

    I wonder if there’s any way he could find Ryan. Like, say, his class schedule, address and phone number on file at the principal’s office.

    Nah, it’s a mystery that will never be solved.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 7, 2017 @ 10:25 am

  3. Coach Skip has a nice beer belly…

    Comment by Rowdyman — June 7, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

  4. We’re back to the beveled ball diamond in P1. The other diamond was out of commission because the Chemlawn dude needed more time. Chemicals can be that way. Some require forever to settle in the terrain. And the softball diamond was already taken, with or without Daffy’s AWOL status to get an inside scoop for the Milford Enquirer.
    I promised Vaganova I’d be the SWAT team on the field dimensions and P1 left the door wide open for a raid.
    And in response to timbuys’ hilarious observation on Gil’s hands and coffee cup, I have tried to make out Gil’s right hand either by enlarging the image or using Zen meditation to confirm it’s actually a hand and I have come to the conclusion that Gil ran his right hand through the pencil sharpener because he had a lot on his plate.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — June 12, 2017 @ 9:06 am

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