This Week in Milford

July 29, 2017

Eight Elbows to Hold You

July 28, 2017

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Now it’s Trey’s turn to fill in his backstory. We know he went to the College of Charleston (where Hofstra is a conference rival; thanks for the refresher, billytheskink!) but not if he went straight from there to playing pro ball in the Europe. I’m guessing he got the finance degree while playing college ball, because there’s no way a Gil Thorp-coached player has the skills (maybe the raw talent, but not the skills) to jump straight from Milford to any professional level, much less to be able to…

July 29, 2017

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… “[coach] kids to play above their talent level. Don’t get any ideas about hornin’ in on my biz, Coach Thorp. It’s not like you know how to do that, anyway.” Looking at Trey from behind in P2, do you wonder if he’s been moonlighting as they mysterious Milford Fist Pump Man for the past few years?

We still don’t know what Jaquan’s been doing since UVa, but whatever it is it’s put him in need of rehab (not the Tina Aagard kind) and back in touch with Mister Eight Elbows himself. Since we’ve been wont to look back in history with this arc, here’s a shot of Trey roughing up Jaquan in the gym BITD:

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6 Comments »

  1. In the look back in history strip the old timer in the Bishop Tardy jersey looks like he flunked a few times. And in strip 2 is that the first ever gay broadcast team? Is it wrong?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 29, 2017 @ 9:35 am

  2. If Rubin maintains the pace, they can spend a few weeks showing each other their vacation photos. Then Jaquan can tell about the funny thing that happened at his sister’s wedding reception. Then it’ll be time for the fall story.

    Comment by Philip — July 29, 2017 @ 9:51 am

  3. Trey said he was going to College of Charleston back when he was being a terrible baseball player for Gil. He did finally find a useful role as a baseball player, expert bunter. Who taught him, Gil? Ha, no. It was Steve Luhm.

    Frankly, I like these characters. I don’t expect Rubin to much with them, but I’ll wait until he totally wastes them to complain about it. It’s strange, because Rubin wrote a decent enough story with these two over a decade ago.

    edit: stuck in moderation, billy. Sorry about that. Updating post to reflect Trey’s CofC admission. – teenchy

    Comment by billytheskink — July 29, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

  4. So, Trey is revealed to be a typical Milford adolescent boy huckster, only now all grown up? Sounds about right.

    Comment by timbuys — July 29, 2017 @ 1:50 pm

  5. Thanks Teenchy for filling in for me and sorry about not showing up for work Friday – had to get ready for a weekend trip to Milwaukee for more Cubs Nation traveling. All my trips I never saw Jason Heyward play, then he finally plays and hits the GW home run in the 11th.

    Never even turned on the PC til today. Looks like everyone in Milford wears big sunglasses on their head, never over their eyes. Also, why brag (again!) that you charge huge cash for your expert instruction? Good way to scare marginal customers away,, but you get what you pay for, and maybe thats what Trey is counting on. If you’re “‘playing above your talent level”, then you wernt playing at your talent level before. He charges extra $$ to feed kids bullshit like that.

    Comment by robmize2013 — July 30, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

  6. […] Let’s start out with The big hoopster He once played for Bishop Tardy He’s rehabbing After knee work So he’s hooked up With Eight Elbows […]

    Pingback by Return to Janet’s Diner? | This Week in Milford — August 5, 2017 @ 11:02 am


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