This Week in Milford

June 19, 2020

She fights authority, we’ll see who wins

Filed under: actual action — robmize2013 @ 8:15 pm

Talk about stretching out a plot. We’re now having tryouts for individual positions, for whats basically a practice game. Of course a girl who we didnt know squat about last week is now the next Johnny Bench. Sheesh. She showed she can catch a baseball thrown right in the center of her mitt, and also can stand and pat her glove with her helmet off. This team calls you amazing if you can butter bread with one hand. Woo hoo.

No wonder theyre a bunch of misfits. Anybody walking in with an ounce of talent looks like Joe Pro.

Although I have to say, it helps having a good catcher. In 2000 my second team I managed went 5-10, starting 0-7 before finishing respectably the second half of the season when they started hitting better after seeing so many pitches. Our catcher was the best player on the team, not only for his baseball ability but his leadership; he was like a coach on the field since he faced everyone behind the plate. His intangibles were most evident one night when he got ejected for bumping the umpire accidently as he walked off the field before our last at bat trailing by 1 run. His mom went ballistic at the ump, and we had to restrain her before I could figure out who was gonna catch the next inning if we caught up. (We didnt, largely because our heart and soul was out of the game.)  A memorable night for sure. The old movie  “Kill the Umpire” was in a few fans minds during the brouhaha.. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042641/

So we’ll see where Corina goes with this venture; at least she appears to have more personality then the deadbeats back at old Milford High. Now all they need is a 1st baseman, and 2nd baseman… hey maybe John Fogerty can play center

 

But another John gets the title of the post—-

 

 

5 Comments »

  1. Without commenting on the absurdity of the plot, let’s just step back and unironically drink in the multiple action poses in P1. Even if those are tracings, they serve as evidence that Whigham has the capacity to draw somewhat realistic looking athletes in action. Compare if you will the strip from the basketball arc in which Alexa Watson packs a Valley Tech girl’s shot.

    Loved seeing the flashes of old baseball footage in John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” video again. There are a few shots of Nats v.1.0 in there: a brief glimpse of Walter Johnson, the clown coaches Nick Altrock and Al Schacht pretending to row a boat with baseball bats, and a bit of spring training at Tinker Field in Orlando. The Nats continued to train at Tinker after the franchise moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. Calvin Griffith’s motives in moving the franchise out of Washington have long been suspect, and now the Twins have taken the step of removing Calvin’s image from a place of honor. More on that tomorrow.

    Comment by teenchy — June 19, 2020 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Ease up Marlene Brando. What are you rebelling against? Whatta ya got?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 20, 2020 @ 4:13 am

  3. This is a strip like the old Seinfeld show… it’s just about nothing

    Comment by franku2016 — June 20, 2020 @ 7:25 am

  4. Watch the Amazing Corina as she can throw out the whole Mudlark Baseball roster on a dime, she can catch while sitting in a lotus position, she can take off her mask and scratch herself at the same time…

    And again, do we have to go through ANOTHER Heather???? Is she going to be Dr. Pearl’s administrative assistant once the season FINALLY ends(God knows when). Or maybe she’ll lead the cadence for the Bad News Marines when they’re marching by the Mudlark Football Field

    Ohhh oh, oh oh oh

    OHHH OH, OH OH OH

    Oh, oh oh ah oh

    OH, OH OH AH OH

    Mama, Mama, can’t you see

    MAMA, MAMA, CAN’T YOU SEE

    What the Rejects have done to me

    WHAT THE REJECTS HAVE DONE TO ME

    Used to drive a Chevrolet

    USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET

    Now we’re practicing every day

    NOW WE’RE PRACTICING EVERY DAY

    Good coaching story, Robmize. I can TOTALLY relate. And excellent calls on the video. When I saw your title, you beat me to the punch by a split second(ha) on the Mellencamp selection. Good way to round out the blog. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 20, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

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