This Week in Milford

November 16, 2019

Much Ado About Turnovers


Well TWIMers, I think we’re justified in pulling this old chestnut back out of the fire. You didn’t have to be in the Houston Astros’ bullpen to see all this coming.

Sure enough, Gil’s poorly prepared Mudlarks collapsed like a house of cards against the Jeffs, Charlie Roh got his touches in garbage time, and pissy Chet Ballard got on the horn to Marty Moon.

Chet’s little prank call to Marjie didn’t put Chance on the bench; what makes him think calling Marty will do the same? That idea is as outdated as the physical inbox on his desk. Only Marty gets on-air digs at Gil; it’s in the call sign after all. Now it remains to be seen just how Moon will hold up the code of omertà he has with Thorp and give Ballard his comeuppance. Hot mike like B/Robby Howry, or something a bit more subtle?

A wee bit of credit where credit’s due: at least Chet didn’t run over or through that stop sign in front of his car while he was dissing Gil. If he had, his next call might have been to Del Bader’s lawyer.


  1. This story and this idiotic character is really becoming tiresome

    Comment by franku2016 — November 16, 2019 @ 10:07 pm

  2. Teenchy,

    When your team just sucks
    And your son’s a scrub
    Who ya gonna call?


    When the coach digs deep
    Into crap so steep
    Who ya gonna call?


    Music interlude
    “I ain’t afraid of no School Corporation”

    When Kaz disappears
    Insurance in arrears
    Who ya gonna call?


    etc., etc., etc.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 17, 2019 @ 8:04 am

  3. Actually Gil can do something about turnovers. It’s called preaching and coaching ball security.
    Go get ‘em Marty!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 17, 2019 @ 9:12 am

  4. Seeing as how Milford wasn’t able to score any points during garbage time with Charlie in the game, I’m going to guess that he didn’t exactly set the world on fire with his rushing game. Put another way, Chet has no legitimate gripe about him not starting/getting the majority of snaps. Bleh. A straight up story about the team’s struggles to make the playdowns while learning a valuable lesson about the importance of teamwork for coping with difficulties would more than suffice.

    Comment by timbuys — November 17, 2019 @ 11:13 am

  5. Jive Turkey – it’s absolutely true that coaches can do things to minimize fumbles. Agreed. But – I have to share this story.
    During my undergraduate days, I was in the marching band at Alabama. Mid – 1970s. The wishbone years. One fine fall Saturday afternoon, the Tide was struggling with what should have been an overmatched opponent, because they lost several fumbles. One trumpet player, from his vantage point in row 46 of section D, stood up and bellowed (at a Hall of Fame coach), “Bear! Tell those boys to stop fumbling!” I looked at the kid next to me, and we both broke up laughing at the idea that this was all it would take: for Bryant to tell his running backs “Fellows, stop fumbling”, and they would say “Oh, OK, coach. We didn’t know”.

    Comment by Philip — November 17, 2019 @ 11:29 am

  6. Looks like those of us who have hoped for a certain outcome– that the plot would lead to some sort of bad craziness involving a professional scum and a random scum– are about to be rewarded.

    Comment by vaganova — November 17, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

  7. Don’t forget kids — When the team plays like shit, it’s NEVER Gilberto’s fault!

    Comment by hitorque — November 19, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

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