This Week in Milford

June 21, 2019

Catch of the century.

Filed under: actual action, anatomically implausible, lessons learned, Mimi Thorp, softball — robmize2013 @ 6:36 pm

Are you kidding? A sure home run is snared out of the sky by a player who had to have Flubber in her shoes. Her back to the field, she jumps at least 2 feet in the air, timing her leap perfectly as she  backhands the ball into her mitt and  apparently slams into the fence hitting her midsection square. No way her momentum doesnt cause her to topple over the fence, which would mean its a home run, but somehow she stays in the field, and shows the ice-cream cone proudly. All I can say is – Wow. I never saw a high school play like that.  Nice looking arms too.

All you can do in this instance is tip your cap, and there’s no reason for the Milford girls to be so sour. They just practically had a parade for you for winning the conference despite all the distractions, and now your down because that CATCH beat you? Great job, both teams. Go enjoy your summer and all will be forgotton in 2 weeks.

Next time we see that Wellington girl will be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.



  1. Holy Leaping Lanny Poffo! What a grab! I assume that’s dumb ass Mimi regurgitating TCFS. She’s getting younger so it could be a player. Plus a coach should have something better to say after a season ending loss. Oh well as Jimmy Piersall once said about the overpaid Steve Kemp, you get what you pay for.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 21, 2019 @ 7:27 pm

  2. Didn’t just a few years ago the boy’s baseball team’s season end with an almost identical situation and fabulous catch?

    Gotta hand it to the Gil Thorp writing collaborative of recent Ivy League English major grads, a Milford squad never ends a season by, say, losing a softball game 8-3 in a rather dull loss to a superior team, as happens in the real world, no….all Milford teams must go down barely losing, and then only by an almost fantastical twist of fate, which oddly coincides with a date precisely before the Monday when the next story arc is set to begin.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 21, 2019 @ 9:50 pm

  3. And hey! Rubin! The season doesn’t have to end with yet another player making a catch whose absurdity is only exceeded by the player’s goofy overbite grin, and an expression like “Hey fellas! Lookee whats I got in my mitt here, the ball!” It would actually be ok to have the girls win, and continue in the playdowns, think of what else you could do! Gil sitting by himself on the patio, wistfully stirring the vodka lemonade, while Mimi is downstate leading the girls to the state softball sweet sixteen? Lives can overlap, and not everything needs to wrap up by Saturday, go ahead, break the mold! Have Gil start doing golf lessons with toddlers, while you have dangerously alone Mimi call every evening updating him with how the gals did today in Lansing.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 21, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

  4. AWell the TCFS crap will come to a god.screching halt thank God. Another group of Milford losers.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 21, 2019 @ 10:56 pm

  5. Well put, Moon. Rubin had a team win a state championship a few years ago, so even in his wacky way he knows how to pad out a postseason.

    Let’s wrap this nonsense up momentarily. Scratch that – I’ve got places to be this morning. I’ll bring this to a thrilling conclusion this afternoon.

    Comment by teenchy — June 22, 2019 @ 6:53 am

  6. Who is the middle Lady Mudlark on the bench in panel 3’s bizarro rendition of the three wise monkeys. Say this for the arc, whatever it lacked in plot development, we did get introduced to a number of the girls.

    Comment by timbuys — June 22, 2019 @ 12:51 pm

  7. Keri to Mimi: “Mommy, who’s that strange man flying around Milford in that car?”
    “Oh, that’s just Professor Ned Brainard and he’s about to put an end to our season.”

    “There, that ought to make you jump 15 in the air. Just ask Biff here.”
    “Sure thing. We beat the Mudlarks by 60 in basketball jumping up to the rafters. Stole just about every pass. I was able to do a couple of reverse slams on Aardvark because of the Professor here.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 23, 2019 @ 7:27 am

  8. […] “…Then you can join your friends for a snow cone. Mrs. Thorp will be serving them. She knows a lot about snow cones.” […]

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