This Week in Milford

July 26, 2018

Spare Us The Capper

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The “pregame message” from Barry Bader made everything just hunky-dory, and so the silent treatment is just temporary and all his teammates are cool with him. Yeah, right.

Off-model part un: Jay Bhatia has been wearing #7 (while rocking the Tyler Clippard specs) and had black hair all season long. Today’s #7 doesn’t resemble him in the least. Also, is blonde dude in the dugout executing a failed high five or a weak Tomahawk Chop?

Off-model part deux: Where did Kaz’s cap go? Did Barry blow it off his head rounding third? Or did he realize he needed to keep his Botticelli’s Venus locks flowing?

Off-model part trois: Ryan Van Auken has been dark-haired from the get-go, right up through the earlier part of this season. Did he just grab a bottle of peroxide before the game?

Speaking of Ryan, it’s been made pretty clear that he’s been a starter during his entire tenure at Milford (and the only effective one this season, kind of like Max Scherzer minus the heterochromia).  Now, in the last game of his high school career and with a sweet DII ride ahead of him, Gil’s gonna stick him in to close a game that, so far as we know, will have no bearing on Milford’s postseason hopes?  (edit: Compare this to the kid gloves Gil used on his golden boy meal ticket, True Standish.) Watch for the Hurricane to blow a UCL then, two years and a failed Tommy John surgery from now, get into a brawl with Pelwecki in vacuum cleaner repair school shop class.

Musical inspiration for post title on a Rock ‘n Roll Thursday:

metapost: I screwed up some hyperlinks this morning. Thanks for bearing with me.

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5 Comments »

  1. Is it possible that TWIM’s merry band of misfits actually cares more about this strip than the creators? Whigham can’t be bothered to remember what the players look like, and Rubin can’t be bothered to report the outcome of the boys’ and girls’ seasons. Which is the least he could do, considering he made them play until the end of July.

    Comment by jvwalt — July 26, 2018 @ 8:10 am

  2. I like to imagine everyone is still silent in panel 1, just to mess with Barry.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 26, 2018 @ 8:14 am

  3. Kaz still looks pissed that Barry blew the stop sign. Has he gotten taller? Looks like he needs to duck to get into the dugout. Gil too. Looks like there’s head room for the celebrating lads.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 26, 2018 @ 9:37 am

  4. Thanks for sharing. Echo & The Bunnymen is one of those bands people are surprised to learn that I know almost nothing about.

    To jvwalt’s point, I would not be at all surprised if this is deliberate trolling on the creators’ part. That is, seeing as how we all enjoy tearing the art and writing apart, they figure they’ll just give us more and more nonsense along these lines.

    Comment by timbuys — July 26, 2018 @ 11:38 am

  5. This one is good for me : It’s OVER! Little Pup has been home for 2 months & baseball is finally done.
    We go 5 weeks until f’ball? Probably Steve & Kathy, but whatever. Be done with this endless, pointless spring!

    Comment by Downpuppy, Lord of the Files (@Downpuppy) — July 26, 2018 @ 8:17 pm


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