This Week in Milford

April 20, 2019

The Extra “Y” is for “Y’all come get these hats”

Filed under: Gil Thorp, huge hats — teenchy @ 2:00 pm


Don’t look now but Jocelynn is suddenly Joycelynn and everybody gets a hat.  Given today’s date I thought they might be Rastafarian caps but I thought wrong, as those are typically crocheted rather than knitted.  At least nobody said “too cool for school” again.

We’ve now had a week of hat love during which time one game was played with a single panel for exposition.  Reckon this is what we get when we complain that the girls don’t get enough attention in this strip.  I can see these hats playing a bigger role in the rest of the story arc, like when the Lady Mudlarks have to forfeit a game for their non-regulation headgear (which, if I’m reading the NFHS softball uniform rules correctly, these are not) and, after much protest and a hostile takeover of Marty Moon’s crate at WDIG, they convince the powers that be to allow them to wear the hats in games but not to reverse the forfeit, leading to their missing the playdowns.

Linda Carr’s been surprisingly quiet through all this. Wonder if she’ll be the turd in the Milford punch bowl that somehow casts a shadow over this lovefest.


  1. I don’t know if I can continue to handle all this excitement.

    Comment by Philip — April 20, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

  2. More questions…

    Does Mimi get a hat? How will beret bedecked sports reporter Marjie Ducey write this up? How will Molly enforce her decree and does it forbid wearing of the hats on non-game days? What if the team starts a losing streak from here on out?

    Comment by timbuys — April 20, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

  3. Well, they’ve managed to come up with a story so much more asinine than the last one in record time

    Comment by franku2016 — April 20, 2019 @ 4:40 pm

  4. I suspect this is Rubin’s Revenge. He finally got tired of us complaining about the boy-centric storylines. “I’ll show ’em!” he cackled. “I’ll give them a girls’ storyline — about KNITTING!”

    Hopefully next fall’s football story will feature a boy who embroiders jockstraps for the whole team.

    Comment by jvwalt — April 20, 2019 @ 7:59 pm

  5. […] the shuffle of idiotic plot devices, I had totally forgotten about the hats. It’s hat day? Game days are hat days, so it must be game […]

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