This Week in Milford

May 2, 2018

Another Strip, Another 20 More Just Like It


P1: So, wait, Gil is not only sold on the launch angles thing, he’s taking time away from drinking to help Kevin practice? Not believable.

P2: Pics or it didn’t happen, Gil.

P3: Who is shagging these balls? Kaz? Coach Shaw? Jaquan Case after his team was eliminated in the playoffs?

Questionable Points: What’s with the hankie hanging off Kevin’s trousers in P1? Is that a thing these days of which I am blessedly unaware?

Seriously, I know what all of those words in P2 mean, but it sure comes across as mumbo jumbo for a high school senior who hasn’t really featured much on the team to this point.

20? Sure, why not 30? Oh yeah, Happy Hour ends at five.



  1. Whigrub is doing a great job of concealing the fact that Mfnrd has an invisible pitcher in the rotation. On the other hand, it’s really nice to see they’re still using wooden bats. I hate that goddamn “ping.”

    Comment by vaganova — May 2, 2018 @ 10:44 am

  2. I have never worked on a baseball swing, but it occurs to me that, in panel 1, the foul tip straight into Gil’s face is only a matter of time. But, hey, he’s turned Kevin into Albert Puljos in just two days. Imagine what he could do with the rest of the roster if he actually coached them!
    And, Rubin, if you’re going to have a subplot involving Dafne trying to find out who’s got the industrial solvent racket now that Pa Bader’s in the slam, you should check in with her before the end of this week.

    Comment by Philip — May 2, 2018 @ 10:48 am

  3. High fiveing after a successful flip drill. Don’t forget to give him a participation trophy after Pelwecki’s golden sombrero in the opener.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 2, 2018 @ 10:57 am

  4. “Give me 20 more just like it” is Gil’s customary order at his favorite watering hole.

    Comment by jvwalt — May 2, 2018 @ 11:33 am

  5. Philip is right. Gil’s not in the safest position. A player trying to change his swing is going to hit more than usual off the tip, off the plate, etc. And if Palooka ever loses the bat…

    Comment by vaganova — May 2, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

  6. I find this entire story truly credible, because didn’t Gil take a guy with one arm who had never played a round of golf in his life and have him shooting in the low 70’s (for 18 holes none the less) in something like three weeks? Baseball power hitting should be a breeze

    Comment by franku2016 — May 2, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

  7. @jvwalt, of course, at that point in the evening (late afternoon) the bartender is just wringing out his bar rag into Gil’s shot glass. So, that order isn’t quite as much alcohol as it might at first seem.

    Comment by timbuys — May 2, 2018 @ 12:20 pm

  8. franku2016 makes a great point. Almost anyone can learn to hit well in batting practice, especially with a pitching machine. The trouble comes when the pitcher is familiar with your record and your habits and is actively trying to put you, and those already on base, out. In a home run derby, how many awkward swings, let alone strikeouts, do you typically see?

    Comment by vaganova — May 2, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

  9. We used plastic balls for that type of drill. That way you dont get hurt if one hits you. And we stood a bit farther away.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 2, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

  10. Oh well, if nothing else got accomplished today(uhhhhhhhhhh….), at least some Heavy Metal band by the name of KRAK who’s paying their dues on the Milford bar scene has a logo at their disposal. Better hurry before somebody copyrights it. I hate these The Chiffons Sue George Harrison scenarios.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 2, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

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