This Week in Milford

May 31, 2018

The Moose Is Loose-lipped


Well I was all ready for another day of Barry justifying to his mom why he thinks it’s a good idea to bare his soul to Dafne Dafonte and, by extension, to the Milford High student body.  Barry could point out that budget cuts sent “Sarah,” or “Mrs. Forbes,” or whoever packing and that his coaches would rather manhandle and punish him than see that he gets some kind of help. If Rubin turns this arc into “Barry’s Got a Gun” it wouldn’t surprise me a lick, and I’d expect him to handle it as tactfully as he handled the crisis in Puerto Rico post-Maria.

But noooo, we’re back to actual action and, with two games in one strip, a reminder that the baseball season needs to speed up a little. (BTW, shouldn’t Barry’s two-game suspension be over after the Valley Tech game? Did he make the trip to Jefferson?)  I’m curious as to whether the Jeffs outfielder has dislocated his arm at the shoulder in an effort to snag Pelwecki’s tater, ’cause it looks like that arm will hang below his knees once he lowers it.  Meanwhile, Pelwecki is starting to come perilously close to turning from likeable, ambitious wannabe star into that most common of Milford athletes, a braggart whose hubris will be his undoing.  Careful, Kevin: slow that home run trot down too much and you’ll get the Carlos Gomez treatment.




  1. teenchy, don’t we ALREADY have one butthole on this team exhorting the fellow Mudlarks to surrender to Bader and accept Muhammad as his Prophet? Now, after 4 home runs including the shot over the poor Jefferson fielder afflicted with shockface and also the grandson of Gumby, Moose has changed from “luckiest man alive” to “I’m better than Bader and all the rest of you clowns”. The epic power struggle is about to commence. Bad Boy Bader vs Mighty Moose. Or should I say, Mighty Mouse. Nah, the latter has less hair.
    We pray the rest of the team gets us through before July because this could get ugly.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 31, 2018 @ 9:06 am

  2. I think Pelwecki should bring back the Jeffrey Leonard “one flap down” home run trot.

    Aside from a possible separated shoulder, that Jefferson outfielder would also come in for a good ribbing when he got back to the dugout. Making that kind of effort for a ball that’s CLEARLY out of reach is considered (a) showboating and/or (b) being a really bad fielder.

    Comment by jvwalt — May 31, 2018 @ 9:33 am

  3. I think Palooka is simply reverting to self-parody, the way he mocked his failures while training with Heather Burns. His teammate seems to be taking it that way. He’s been ambitious all along with his wanting to do more, but not a jerk.

    Comment by vaganova — May 31, 2018 @ 9:43 am

  4. I assume these are both wins. Otherwise, The Secret’s act would be less welcome. I wonder if Gil will show up before the end of the week. He was last seen in a non-speaking role on May 25th.

    Comment by timbuys — May 31, 2018 @ 2:13 pm

  5. Don’t worry about Gil, Tim. Unless he’s in a non drinking role.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

  6. 1. Nice to see douchebag behavior gets a free pass as long as it’s anybody but Barry Bader…

    2. LOL this mook has one half-season of decent baseball as a senior and he’s already talking scholarship??

    Comment by hitorque — June 1, 2018 @ 10:51 am

  7. […] out once in a while. His home run trot is so good that he has to ask his teammates if he needs to slow it down a little. All he does is adjust his launch angle a sixteenth of an inch, then gives the ball a ride, which […]

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