This Week in Milford

April 28, 2018

The Secret Pelwecki’s Other Balls

Filed under: actual action, baseball, big arms, Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, lame jokes — teenchy @ 11:59 am


Well I guess it’s a good thing we had yesterday’s strip to get us all speculative and stuff. Today it’s just more of The Secret Pelwecki, desperate for stardom when he’s not trying to be the fifth-string quarterback/fullback/astronaut/whatever. Why do I get the feeling that every other arc for the next several years will feature Pelwecki as a red herring, trying and failing at every new thing he hears about?

There’s really nothing else to say about this, except that I’m always mildly surprised to see Milford athletes practicing in what look like game uniforms. Nice day here for once; think I’m gonna go outside and enjoy it while I can. I suggest you do the same if you can.



  1. Lot of lollygagging going on. Does the whole team watch one guy in the cage while Jim Fowler/ Kaz shags balls by himself? Gil of course is spiking the Gatorade cooler marked “For Gil Only”. There’s no discipline on this team whatsoever. I’m sure Bader is slashing tires in the parking lot.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 28, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

  2. Looks like he’s got the 24.2 degree launch angle locked in. Maybe next week he’ll see an old Sports Illustrated article showing how Mariano Rivera threw the cutter, and start badgering Gil to let him be the closer.

    Comment by Philip — April 28, 2018 @ 2:50 pm

  3. I strolled around this morning, came home with groceries, and found my wife had removed 30 feet of old chain link fence with bolt cutters and rolled it up in the driveway. Kind of surprising, but not as confusing as Panel 2.

    Comment by Downpuppy, w/cheez (@Downpuppy) — April 28, 2018 @ 5:04 pm

  4. So, is there a batting cage in Milford or what? This kind of puts me in mind of the time when I read an article where Roger Craig explained the art of throwing the split finger ‘fastball’. I read with great interest, earnestly practiced my grip and… yeah, it didn’t really pan out for me but I wasn’t even in Little League yet. Kevin is a senior in high school.

    Comment by timbuys — April 29, 2018 @ 6:24 am

  5. Jive Turkey, you know I love your Thursday R & R entries so I hope you don’t mind my venting to you that I am SUPER glad that Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits(Mark Knopfler out of the HOF-with HIS GUITAR?) and the Moody Blues, along with Nina Simone(You’re gonna get an earful from me on my Tuesday post on this one-ha) and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, are FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I won’t lie, I’m partial to my Moody Blues(you know us Prog Rock junkies) with classic albums such as “Days of Future Passed”, “A Question of Balance”, “On The Threshold of a Dream”, etc., but, damn it, the other groups were LONG OVERDUE as well and DEFINITELY made their mark on the R & R Scene. Jive Turkey, there’s justice in this world, after all.

    And yet another opportunity to tell Moose, like teenchy and the rest of the TWIMers have been saying for a spell, “Moose, don’t quit your day job”. How many times has he been told that? I lost count. And, oh look, there’s The Incredible Hulk joining in the feeding frenzy on Moose’s Latest Misadventure. I can’t wait until the Jane Fonda/Moose Swingin’ to the Fences with Aerobics-Episode #39 “Workin’ Those Abs with the Proper Launch Angle” comes out on DVD. Moose and Jane oughta be a great team now that she’s no longer with Ted.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — April 29, 2018 @ 7:38 am

  6. Two points…

    1. Pelwecki’s trying to overhaul his swing to produce more power, which makes all the sense in the world for a big hulking guy. And it also makes perfect sense that he’d struggle at first. Freckles and Stiff Upper Lip aren’t doing him — or the team — any favors with their mockery.

    2. Wouldn’t it be nice if these boys, doing their best to learn how to play baseball better, had some COACHES around to help them?

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 29, 2018 @ 9:27 am

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