This Week in Milford

October 12, 2019

Maybe that pissiness would be better channeled into helping your kid rake leaves.


Late start to the day as yhs stayed up late last night to watch Game 1 of the NLCS. With a DeJong and a Bader in one lineup and a Soto in the other, I was getting a very Milfordian vibe. There were no nosy-assed, pushy players’ parents/school board members or hidden backstories (well, one team’s relief pitcher did miss the game on paternity leave) and the announcers didn’t seem like particular homers for either team, so I guess the similarities ended there.

But I digress, mainly because I feel like we’ve trod this well-trodden trail before. Having a player’s past anger management issues thrown up in his face has been done, and the outcome was resolved to the player’s benefit. The difference here is that it wasn’t one of Van Auken’s teammate’s parents throwing his past anger management issues up in his face in an effort to get him benched (or worse) in favor of their less-talented stepchild. News flash, Ballard: these shenanigans won’t guarantee Charlie will start over Chance, they won’t make your stepson a better player, and they sure as hell won’t get him to stop calling you “Chet.”


  1. Love the leaf bags with ‘leafs’ on them. Mine say Ace Hardware and Menards. That rake he’s got aint gonna work very well with such straight tines. It looks like an oversize fork. And there’s hardly any leaves to rake in P2, more in P3 but hardly enough to justify doing the job. I need to see this in color.

    Ok I saw it– P3 has a pile of leaves that wernt there in P2;

    Comment by robmize2013 — October 12, 2019 @ 1:49 pm

  2. P1:
    Greeeeen Acres is the place for me
    Nossssing into someone’s history
    Clad with a shirt with awkward lines
    Keep that rake, I’m waltzing into a land mine

    I agree, Robmize. That’s the fork you use when you’re scooping out of the salad bowl at The Olive Garden.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 12, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Also, p1 shows Chet holding both a lawn rake AND a garden rake. He sure is preoccupied by the mysterious Chance Macy.

    Comment by vaganova — October 12, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

  4. This whole Chance, Charlie, & Chet thing is starting to bug me
    Is Chet going to turn out to be secretly Chance’s f a t h e r?
    Otherwise, it’s just annoying

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 12, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

  5. P4: “…gee, Chet… why do you ask? … do you want to date him or something?…”

    Comment by franku2016 — October 12, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

  6. Chet appears to have raked the pockets off of the front of his shirt. I’d love to know what the model was for the car in P1.

    That’s all I got.

    Comment by timbuys — October 12, 2019 @ 6:28 pm

  7. Stardom in Milford, that’s all he got

    Off the album “All The Best Assholes With Mail Order Rakes Have Chinese Eyes.”

    Timbuys, I am SOOO sorry but the Hooligan in me came out when I saw your comment. Please forgive me. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 12, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

  8. That’s a deep cut tdrew.

    Comment by nedryerson — October 13, 2019 @ 6:11 am

  9. The car puzzles me too.

    Comment by nedryerson — October 13, 2019 @ 7:28 am

  10. You mean other than he’s really fast? All these Tank Town kids have the same lame sense of humor. If that’s a sense of humor at all. Really fast? Like fast for Milford but slow for D 1 football?
    Little early for leaf raking. Have they played 1 or 2 games? And 1 really long game. It’s a fine outdoors activity for a kid and stepdad. Especially when stepson doesn’t want to talk.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 13, 2019 @ 8:41 am

  11. Seems easy — Chance has anger issues, probably did something awful, and either did time in jail or was institutionalized. So, Chet’s gonna drag the kid, and his stepson is going to tell Chet to fuck off. Learning, growing, etc.

    Comment by TMU2019 — October 14, 2019 @ 5:14 am

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