This Week in Milford

July 19, 2018

Oh for the love of Jay

Filed under: baseball, Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, general nonsense, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — robmize2013 @ 1:44 pm


So finally, Finally after we’re over the mess of Barry Bader and Dafne the reporter and Mrs. Bader and Kevin P annoying us even when he isnt trying to, and we think we’re in for a nice change of pace with a fresh story and new faces and summer stuff etcetera etcetera, (contract in Willy Wonka movie 1971) we get…………………………….this.

Jay Bhatia. Jay Bhatia?? This is what we’ve been waiting for? Its July 19. Everyones been out of school for a month and a half, and these 3 clowns are still dicking around the office, and the hallways, figuring out who’s gonna Start the next game?? We still HAVE a next game?? When the hell is the LAST game?

First of all how do you pronounce his name? Is is Basha, or Ba hasha, or Bay sha, or Ba Hay sha, or Bay tee ya? I couldnt even find that on Google.                                             Kaz saying he stopped by twice means – what the hell did you accomplish the first time Mister Coach? Oh, we’ll never find out. These guys have time to do everything but move along to the next season.

So Jays point is the pitching is the key to victory, not Kevins launch angles? What was all the time with Kevin spent for then? (See last sentence in 3rd paragraph). Here I thought Kevin was the straw that stirs the drink.

Then Gil tells Jay he’s starting the next game. You know what? In a normal high school team, there is a rotation. All the pitchers know ahead of time when its their turn. So only because of this random conversation, which took TWO trips to the office, Jay finds out he’s starting the next game. Against Oakwood. How many days until that game, Coach? Good thing Jay went twice – once wouldve led him to believe Gil was buying his Bobby Howry-like stat analysis. How many games is ‘With everyone else’?? 6? Real big sample size, Stat Boy. We havent had a storyline about just baseball in forever. Now we’re starting? On July 19??

Bottom line is Gil doesnt care about stats; he decides who pitches and thats that. Fine. But it looks like a way to get Jay out of the way so he can go back in the office and work on that lemonade for the last (only) week of summer whenever it comes.

In the meantime I’ve decided that Jays last name is pronounced – Ba Ha.






  1. Is Rubin introducing another element to this season’s story arc? Jay Bhatia, one of the very few new characters we’ve met this season, is some sort of statistics geek or something now? We still have to denouement Barry’s story and resolve Pelwecki’s doomed efforts to pass Joe Sharkey and earn a college baseball scholarship and we’re possibly getting ANOTHER angle on this? Yeah, the summer plot is not going to happen, but that doesn’t mean we have time for this.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 19, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

  2. Standard Indian pronunciation would be BAT-ee-ah. Except you can definitely hear that H following B when a native speaker says it such that the enunciation is ever so slightly clipped and lilted.

    Edited to add that it also depends on where the speaker is from, whether they are speaking to a native English speaker and, if so, how strong their native accent inflects their spoken English.

    Comment by timbuys — July 19, 2018 @ 2:11 pm

  3. The All Star Game is behind us. The Cape Cod League ends its regular season in exactly two weeks. The Buffalo Bills hold their first training camp practice in exactly one week – not sure why – but Milford hasn’t finished its regular season yet.

    Comment by Philip — July 19, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

  4. Part of the question of pronouncing Jay’s name is that of what part of India his family came from, assuming they did. If they came from the north or west and spoke a Hindi language, the “L” in “barely .500” should be distinctive. I love this stuff. When our football team won the state title in 1997, we were known as “the multicultural (name of mascot)s” We had players of four “colors,” including an Indian center, a Taiwanese linebacker, and a Mexican halfback…

    Comment by vaganova — July 19, 2018 @ 4:08 pm

  5. A Mexican Halfback? Not to be confused with a Cambodian Flume Ride! I’ll be here all week, folks, or at least tomorrow.

    Thanks for taking that one Rob. What a stinker!

    Comment by nedryerson — July 19, 2018 @ 4:29 pm

  6. Yes, a Mexican halfback. Opponents attempted “José Olé” jokes at his expense early in that season, but they stopped after he ran a few kickoffs and punt returns in for touchdowns in the first couple of games.

    Comment by vaganova — July 19, 2018 @ 5:33 pm

  7. I’m not a fan of football, but I was definitely a fan of that team. One boy had been the quarterback for that age group since about seventh grade, but just before the senior season, the coaches decided to start a different kid, more on the basis of leadership than athletic ability. The deposed QB went to the coaches’ office at the end of that practice and asked “OK, do you want me to back up Mike, or do you want me to learn a new position?” That set the tone for the season. In a decisive playoff game leading to the state title, he subbed in and made the key block which led to the win.

    Comment by vaganova — July 19, 2018 @ 5:40 pm

  8. Or that famous Mexican QB whose nickname was “El Paso”

    Comment by franku2016 — July 20, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

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