This Week in Milford

February 6, 2019

Does Gil Realize??

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Do you realize that in the Valley we’re in last place?
Do you realize I stare into space?
Do you realize that Marty Moon makes me cry?
Do you realize that our entire team someday will die?
And instead of playing counselor to me, let me know
You realize this season’s passed
You cannot coach us out of last
You realize that Howry is a clown
He’s just getting off because we’re missing the playdowns
Do you realize?
Do you realize that even Marty Moon someday will die?
And instead of getting hung up on my play, let me know
You realize your time has passed
Resign and give your job to Kaz
With Mimi, get drunk as the sun goes down
And then you could stay away from the balls that are round
Do you realize that in the Valley we’re in last place?
Do you realize?
(apologies Wayne Coyne)

 

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9 Comments »

  1. “But you’ll play shortstop in the spring, right?” So Gil’s biggest concern is that he’d have to fill a big hole in the lineup if Mike can’t hack it? Sheesh.

    Comment by jvwalt — February 6, 2019 @ 10:14 am

  2. Mike, grow a pair. What a wimp.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — February 6, 2019 @ 10:18 am

  3. Fillion can always cling to high school nostalgia by hanging around campus until Gil lets him coach one of his teams. He’s already clinging to 2001 with that haircut.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 6, 2019 @ 10:19 am

  4. Nice lyrical parody. Bravo!

    Comment by doalabs — February 6, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

  5. While Gil’s intentions are admirable, he’s making typical laymen’s mistakes in counseling Mike Filion. If the latter is in or on the verge of clinical depression, which is looking more and more like a dead cert, “cheering him up” with talk of playing shortstop in the spring and of how much fun college will be is typical of someone who knows squat about depression. But I don’t blame Gil for not knowing how deeply the roots of depression go or how intractable a problem it can be– despite being a successful teacher, he is not a mental health professional. Too many people think depression is just temporary sadness which can be overcome by determination. We better hope he finds a way to get Filion to a pro. People with publicly visible symptoms as mild as Filion’s kill themselves at a frightening rate. But I’m not slamming Gil– he recognizes something is seriously wrong and is attempting an intervention. I just hope he doesn’t try to handle this alone.

    Comment by vaganova — February 6, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

  6. Gil’s already given him the SS job. Maybe a sophomore or junior has really improved his game during the off-season. You know, when he’s not obstructed by Gil’s “coaching “.
    But no, he wouldn’t want to hurt Fillion’s feelings. Gil’s athletic fields are safe spaces for his pet players. What a pud!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 6, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

  7. Vaganova, I agree with you. We’re not only wasting time with Good Gil Hunting and letting basketball rot out in the snow but Gil has no formal training and really needs to end this travesty and refer Filion to a mental health professional. As you say, “cheering him up” is essentially making things worse. Filion has serious problems and they won’t get resolved in 3 panels.
    Gil, cut this short, get Mike help, do YOUR job coaching and let’s get back to basketball. In that order.
    It’s still February, Coach.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 6, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

  8. Vaganova, I agree with you. We’re not only wasting time with Good Gil Hunting and letting basketball rot out in the snow but Gil has no formal training and really needs to end this travesty and refer Filion to a mental health professional. As you say, “cheering him up” is essentially making things worse. Filion has serious problems and they won’t get resolved in 3 panels.
    Gil, cut this short, get Mike help, do YOUR job coaching and let’s get back to basketball. In that order.
    It’s still February, Coach.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 6, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

  9. Another vote for Vaganova here.
    There were many other subplots that could have been shoehorned in with Evil Billboard Boy, but this is not one of the better ones. The topic deserves better treatment.

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — February 6, 2019 @ 7:49 pm


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