This Week in Milford

May 11, 2018

Eleven Sharks a-Whiffin

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp, google nonsense — nedryerson @ 6:24 am


Here it is folks, actual action! Pete DeWindt is the offensive standout, but it’s a safe bet that he will stay in the shadows. The first panel looks to be one of the 2 driven in by Pete and not Pete himself. Poor Pete.

Ryan Van Auken seems to be in command, but Gil is ready to test out Jay Bhatia’s arm. Is high school ball typically a 9 inning game or is it shortened? Seems like something I should know by now.

Let’s talk a little bit about the May River Sharks.

They have a sweet logo:


Also, they play games in this lovely setting:

That dense stand of tall pines makes a gorgeous backdrop for baseball. I hope the Mudlarks enjoy their sojourn in beautiful South Carolina.

Eta: I didn’t watch that video all the way to the end when I posted it. Now that I have, I keep watching the last 5 seconds over and over and trying to figure out how that ump manages to stride right into the path of the Shark baserunner. Maybe he too was distracted by those trees.



  1. I believe their games are 7 innings.

    Comment by Bob Hricik — May 11, 2018 @ 7:01 am

  2. Ned, when I was following my nephew, it was a maximum of 7 innings(unless the game was tied and went into extra innings) with no new inning starting after 2 hours. They weren’t going to play a 13-12 slugfest which was in the 2nd Inning to its conclusion(ha). But it depends on the state although, as Bob mentioned, they typically run 7 innings. But it’s no big deal. A lot of people aren’t sure of that rule. I just knew because I was close to the game and, God, the mistakes I made while coaching(ha ha).
    A big shout-out to you for covering for robmize. I like the graphics. DEFINITELY add to the post and to the flaying of a one Gil Thorp.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 11, 2018 @ 7:47 am

  3. If they are in South Carolina, maybe Mr. Bakst will show up. Or did he travel to Charleston, WV?

    Comment by billytheskink — May 11, 2018 @ 8:06 am

  4. Thanks guys. ‘m sure I’ve have heard this before, but thanks for fresh confirmation. It definitely makes sense in terms of Gil giving Jay a chance at a one inning relief appearance….unless the Sharks start launching balls into those tall pines

    Comment by nedryerson — May 11, 2018 @ 8:09 am

  5. Gil should be in the bigs by now. Taking out the starter who’s cruising and putting in guy coming off rotator cuff/elbow surgery/arm problems or whatever. Gil, you and I can drink a Long Island Ice Tea In celebration of blown save and arm tomorrow.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 11, 2018 @ 9:13 am

  6. Jive Turkey, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    In another life, you are Gil’s evil twin. Never change, My Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 11, 2018 @ 9:39 am

  7. If only they’d batted Barry leadoff, they wouldn’t need a save. They’d be ahead by ten runs.

    Comment by jvwalt — May 11, 2018 @ 12:36 pm

  8. 7 inning for HS and in IL, there is the “smear rule” so if leading by 10 after 3 (or 4?) innings, the game is ended.

    Seems like Pete DeWindt has been a regular background player at MHS for at least 8 years now, so he’s gotta be like 23 or 24, which makes him ineligible anyway

    Comment by franku2016 — May 11, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

  9. “You’ll finish up, Jay. Are you loose?”

    “I dunno, go ask your wife!”

    Comment by teenchy — May 11, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

  10. As a theater guy, I am always looking for the reason for seemingly small things. Jay Bhatia is going in, coming off an injury and with only a two run lead, and Master Bader is all bent out of shape over the fact he did not bat leadoff. Could this potential breakdown produce the wedge which leads Dafne DeFoliant to disruptive stories about the Baders? Sufficiently far out not to be fetchable, but I’m wondering. We don’t usually see pitching changes depicted unless central characters are involved, and thus far neither The Great Auk nor the Indian-named Bhatia seem to be that.

    Comment by vaganova — May 11, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

  11. @vaganova: Right you are…they wouldn’t be highlighting a pitching change unless some type of implosion is on the way

    Comment by franku2016 — May 11, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

  12. […] to be dosed a little lower. The way she vacantly smiles while DD and (checks back to May 12th) Jay Bhatia discuss such weighty matters is disconcerting to say the […]

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