This Week in Milford

April 9, 2021

Newbie trumps vet? Bull.

Filed under: ?, female moustache, Mimi Thorp, softball, What the hell is going on here? — robmize2013 @ 7:31 pm

Just when we thought we were over the Corinna Karenna era in the Thorpoverse, here she comes again, spinning out of the turn….

How the FUCKKKKKK does Gil know who should start on Mimi’s team??? When you’ve been the Starting catcher for 2 years, a position that most players dont want, but the ones that do are worth their weight in gold, — its YOUR job to lose. You dont let some newbie from another school just walk in and take your job.

Then in P2 we have Mimi breaking the news to Brown– and she knows what Mimi will say before she says it. Whaaat?? We have mind readers here? Not only does JB happily agree to the position switch, she already knows Corinna is better then her, without really seeing her play a Game! What does that say about Mimi’s talent evaluation? Hey, I’ve held down this job since I was a Sophomore. How damn good do you have to be in the first place to start on the varsity as a sophomore?? Pretty damn good, my friend. But I’ll gladly turn over the job to basically a rookie at the school and better yet, my fielders glove is in my locker. Wait a minute, how do I have a fielders glove when Ive been catching for 2 years? What kinda shape is that thing in? Probably hard as a rock since its been rotting away since maybe when I was a freshman, and I moonlighted in the outfield. Its gonna need a ton of oil.

Then we have the question of — where will JB play now, and if she starts, who else gets the bad news about a position change? ” Are you kidding? Jocelynn is the best right fielder Ive ever seen! My first basemans mitt is in my locker.”

We just got a pile of fresh manure dumped on us.

And the stench is powerful.


  1. When she said “…are you kidding?…” I was expecting the next comment to be something like “… I’ve been busting my ass for three years and for you too and now you put this dcksucker who claims to ‘hate authority’ and ‘hate team sports’ in my place?… un-fucking-believable …. now I’ve seen everything…”

    Comment by franku2016 — April 9, 2021 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Rob and frank, you’ve said all that needs to be said my friends. But here’s a joke courtesy of Rodney Dangerfield, apropos of nothing.
    “ I got a gay cousin. In our family tree he’s in the fruit section!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 9, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

  3. Is CK a sophomore? I don’t remember there being a mention of her age or grade in the past, but I could be wrong, and I often am.

    Comment by MopMan — April 9, 2021 @ 9:14 pm

  4. 1. God damn it, Rubin… Never in my life have I seen AN ENTIRE FUCKING HIGH SCHOOL bend over backwards to constantly appease such a mean and odious character… Would it have killed you to have ONE girl this year who stood their ground and pushed back instead of meekly being planted on the bench by the new girl constantly throwing her weight, attitude and unsolicited opinions around, aka Bitchy McBitch?

    1a. That’s a funny thing about appeasement – It works and works until one day it doesn’t and suddenly you’re in a shooting war with an adversary that could have been easily avoided if some backbone was shown earlier…

    2. Jocelynn Brown: “You mean the mercenary transfer girl who you had chiseled into the starting lineup almost a fucking year ago and who has started for you in two other sports this year and has been the school’s designated Bitch Queen Antagonist has a guarantee to take my spot as hind catcher? Holy fucking damn!! Not even Nostradamus could have seen this shit coming! And despite the fact that you’ve known this for months, thanks for dropping the news on me right before opening day, Gilbertina! Fine, who gives a shit – It is what it is, I guess… You still need my bat in the lineup, so lemme play first sack and—“

    Gilbertina: “Uhhhhh…. No, you don’t understand – Corina Karinininininna has evidently been popular with our test audiences so I’m having her play all the positions! I’m only keeping her on the team along with Kay Brito, who is clearly going to factor heavily in this season’s storyline. So turn in your uniform, good luck with graduation and have a nice life! Later!!”

    3. It’s funny because for all the fucking talk we’ve heard about Peppermint Patty’s talents as a hind catcher, she hasn’t really shown it. She did nothing to impress us on the field or at the plate during last spring’s exhibition game in the park (which would have been the ONLY time Gilberto saw her play so I don’t know why he already thinks she’s “better” than Brown); and last summer Truman Standish of the AA Montgomery Biscuits pretty much had to *teach* her how to catch a baseball… And Patty is by no means the only one guilty of this, but I hate this concept of highly successful high school athletes who never, EVER work on their games in their off-time. When I was a basketball player, I was always practicing and shooting in my driveway, finding pickup games… In the spring I’d be in the batting cages until my hands bled, and I’d be doing these things before, during and after the season!

    3a. It’s funny because for all that bullshit about Patty being some kind of scrappy hard-nosed authority-hating lone wolf punk rocker who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and transferred from a school exclusively for juvenile delinquents and teen moms, she’s been an obedient little apparatchik for Gilbertina this entire year… How on Earth do you maintain a reputation of a no-nonsense, quick-tempered badass when you haven’t had *ONE* argument, visit from the cops, catfight or disciplinary issue with a coach or teacher all year?

    3b. So, I guess all that narrative buildup about Patty’s mom being a mentally unstable parolee, arsonist (and possibly an attempted murderer) and Patty being an antisocial homebody spending all her Friday nights playing Cribbage with mom was a waste of time with no payoff? God forbid we actually find a compelling angle that might make Patty 5% likeable… But no, we get Abel Brito’s #DefundTheLibrary crusade to deal with, and are told to like it.

    Comment by Hitorque — April 9, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

  5. I really get Jocelyn. You work at something for years and are OK at it, then you meet somebody who’s just at another level? Watch ’em & get out of their way.
    And of course, it’s likely she never really wanted to be a catcher, but it was the only way she could be in the lineup as a sophomore. Now she can work on getting to 3rd base with the left fielder.

    Comment by Downpuppy (I, me, mine) (@Downpuppy) — April 10, 2021 @ 7:25 am

  6. P4: “… yeah, …about your locker… you’re gonna need to clean it out so Corina can have it…we got one you can take in the freshman section…”

    Comment by franku2016 — April 10, 2021 @ 7:36 am

  7. To me this is pretty straightforward. When someone comes along who is much better at your position, you step aside in the interest of the team and offer to do something else. If I’m not infringing on the Saturday strip too much, the surprise is that she’s going to third, usually less of a strong arm position than are catcher, short, and right field. And third is hardly a glory position. You knock down liners, dig them out of the dirt, and “brace for impact.” Maybe that last is it, the similarity to catcher, the need to constantly be ready to be knocked into the middle of next fall.

    Comment by vaganova — April 10, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

  8. @vaganova — Like i said, I just wanted to see some pushback for once instead of everyone kneeling and kissing the ring… Besides, we all know damn well Peppermint Patty wouldn’t be a good little girl scout and meekly step aside if the situation was reversed…

    Comment by Hitorque — April 10, 2021 @ 2:33 pm

  9. Good point, hitorque, about kissing the ring. I agree about not being a good little girl scout, but her teammates do seem to like her, based on the fact we haven’t seen the dissension we’ve expected.

    Comment by vaganova — April 10, 2021 @ 2:55 pm

  10. What’s ignored is the third baseman has now lost her starting position to someone who hasn’t even played it for Milford before. And Mimi isn’t giving her the courtesy of even a private discussion about it.

    Comment by MopMan — April 10, 2021 @ 3:05 pm

  11. They could have made Jocelyn Amy Amy Clubber Lange, supersub
    But she’s a damn senior. She has her college acceptances. Give her any crap? She’s gone.
    Little pup had 11 letters, 5 all conference, when her Sr track team went a way she didn’t like
    She quit, & they didn’t forgive her. She had 5 AP tests to prep for.
    (And a college track team that wouldn’t even look at a girl who didn’t have a mile under 5 minutes)
    HS sports have their place. What that is, varies a lot by athlete.

    Comment by Downpuppy (I, me, mine) (@Downpuppy) — April 10, 2021 @ 5:06 pm

  12. Is nobody talking about how Corina got paid for catching for Golden Boy Standish? Shouldn’t that strip her of her amateur status?

    These burning questions and more will be addressed in today’s post, coming directly.

    Comment by teenchy — April 10, 2021 @ 6:26 pm

  13. Somebody addressed that the other day. Doesn’t apply to high school status like it does to college status.

    Comment by MopMan — April 10, 2021 @ 6:41 pm

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