This Week in Milford

July 23, 2018

A Season – Sort Of

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome — nedryerson @ 7:50 am


It looks like we’re going to have to endure this game, or some facsimile of a game.

The players from Oakwood don’t want to be doing this any more than we do. They’re just closing their eyes and swinging. They still scored three runs. Let’s file this away for next spring and see if we revisit Jay Bhatia and his quest to be the staff ace.

Pelwecki’s launch angles are off a smidge. The coach from State U. has already forgotten his name.

Who are we kidding? It’s still all about Barry Bader, whose face says, “What about it, guys? All is forgiven, right? Right?”


  1. Looks like the season will end in a fizzle. Will this be the end of young Master Bader and the Great Pelwicki? Will need to uncover a couple of new annoying characters.

    Comment by Bob Hricik — July 23, 2018 @ 8:07 am

  2. Barry’s still got dem crazy eyes.

    Future prospects: Pelwecki, an F-7 machine without a defensive position, and Bhatia, whose specialty pitch is a curveball that doesn’t curve, and whose definition of a quality start (and his audition for the role of staff ace) is three runs in five innings.

    Comment by jvwalt — July 23, 2018 @ 8:10 am

  3. A curveball that doesn’t curve is just a changeup, right?

    If there is supposed to be some sort of dramatic tension carrying over from panel one to panels two and three, it is lost upon me.

    Comment by timbuys — July 23, 2018 @ 8:31 am

  4. OK, guys. Plate of shrimp time.

    In the mail today, I received a copy of one of the many good ol’ alumni magazines I am sent in the interests of keeping me abreast of developments in the lives of people with whom I have more or less deliberately chosen not to keep in contact.

    So far, so boring, right? Well, on the back cover there are some ‘action’ shots of the kids these days getting their learning done. One of the pics is the backside of some no doubt earnest and eager beagle junior legal employment wanna be having person arguing to two federal judges. One of the judges I recognize as my wife used to work in her chambers back in the day. She doesn’t look as though she’s aged a day since last I saw her and law school was a long, long time ago.

    The other federal judge I don’t recognize by sight. In the picture, he is seated and staring intently at the baby attorney. He has his fucking glasses up on his goddamned forehead and it makes him look ridiculous. If I get some time later in the day, I’m gonna post that pic.

    Comment by timbuys — July 23, 2018 @ 8:52 am

  5. @timbuys – just like Bader’s stupid mom wears her glasses.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 23, 2018 @ 9:15 am

  6. A tip for The Chief, to go with our advice about base placement, foul lines, the plate being entirely in fair territory, etc: all pitches descend while crossing the plate (p 3.)

    Comment by vaganova — July 23, 2018 @ 11:34 am

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