This Week in Milford

May 24, 2021

Getting Rocked and Rocking Back

Filed under: actual action, Central, softball — nedryerson @ 9:39 am

I don’t have much to say about this actual action softball strip. Landry Carlson is getting rocked, hence some kinda play at third(?) When Milford rocks back, I guess Corina hit the ball over the head of a clueless Central player. Then a sinker in the dirt, which eludes CK and looks like it is going to hit her in the facemask.

Actual action: be careful what you wish for.

13 Comments »

  1. Why is Corinna wearing shorts when the rest of the team has long uniform pants? P2 nobody jumps that way to snare a ball over your head. She’s gonna fall flat on her face after she lands. P1– which base is that? If its 2nd, where is the pitcher? And the catcher?? I see the shortstop backing up the 2B which is fine, but the baseline makes NO sense at all.It almost looks like they stuck a base between 2nd and 3rd.and said — Here ya go!

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 24, 2021 @ 10:02 am

  2. I can’t add much to today’s strip either. It is actual sports action, which is waaaaay better than: 1) watching Dumb old and dumber young duke it out over what is most likely an unpaid position with the local library or 2) watching those two mop head clowns talking about anything or now 3) watching Margie Douchey put lipstick on a pig of a story or 4) watching Gil/Kaz/Mimi sippin coffee, being clueless as usual or 5) watching everyone worship PP like she’s the biggest thing to hit this town since color TV

    Comment by franku2016 — May 24, 2021 @ 10:23 am

  3. Oh, well fuck me… Peppermint Patty *is* capable of mistakes and bad luck on the playing field! I was seriously beginning to wonder if she was Tom Fucking Brady in drag all this time…

    Comment by Hitorque — May 24, 2021 @ 12:29 pm

  4. I think we agreed long ago that while The Chief is wonderful at drawing people, his depictions of playing fields are downright surreal, with the lines in the wrong places and often a chain link fence parallel to the baseline but only six feet from it. But today’s mysterious object, a rectangular “base” ON a baseline and with no corner, is the most strange of all. The three bases are INSIDE the baselines and describe square corners, but, oh, never mind….

    Comment by vaganova's groundskeeper — May 24, 2021 @ 1:39 pm

  5. And what fielder overruns a fly ball which appears to be a can of corn in P2, allowing that players do misjudge fly balls? The Central fielder in P2 is making Peppermint Patty look like Sammy Sosa. It’s like The Babe calling The Shot to a left fielder and Babe whacks it and the left fielder overruns it by 30 feet and Babe gets an inside-the-park gift. Yeah, he got a homer but still not an indication of his power and not enough to convince me that PP’s power is bigger than her mouth.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 24, 2021 @ 3:55 pm

  6. Dirt is face high and softballs are white, instead of the yellow fastpitch softball has been since 2002/

    Comment by Downpuppy — May 24, 2021 @ 4:05 pm

  7. A bulldog would’ve stopped that sinker in the dirt, even if she had to do it with her face.

    Comment by teenchy — May 24, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

  8. Because of the baseline, that has to be a play at 3rd. I assume that’s the pitcher backing up the play. Besides the weird angle of the throw (it can’t be from the outfield unless it was in foul territory close to 1st, why is the firstbasewoman standing on the bag, long after the batter has run past her. Heck, that might even be the batter sliding into 3rd.

    Comment by MopMan — May 24, 2021 @ 7:25 pm

  9. Not really related, but if I put this out on Facebook or Twitter folks will think I’m more unhinged than I already am: GOD DAMNIT THE HELL FUCK SHIT PISS TITS BALLS TRISTAN JARRY AND THESE SONOFABITCHIN PENGUINS ARE ONCE AGAIN ABOUT TO TAKE A MAJOR PISSING OF THE BED IN THE FIRST ROUND AGAINST THE SORRY NO-ACCOUNT ISLANDERS! THIS IS THE YEAR THINGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DIFFERENT! BUT THE REAL DIFFERENCE IS GOD HAS CLEARLY CONSPIRED AGAINST ME TO KILL ANY FANDOM OR APPRECIATION I HAD FOR LEFT FOR ANY SPORTS! NBA IS DEAD TO ME, NFL IS DEAD TO ME, COLLEGE SPORTS ARE DEAD TO ME, NASCAR AND INDYCAR ARE DEAD TO ME, SOCCER IS ALREADY HALF DEAD TO ME AND ON LIFE SUPPORT, MLB WILL PROBABLY BE DEAD TO ME AFTER THIS SEASON, NHL AND FORMULA 1 WERE THE LAST REASONS I HAD TO TURN ON THE TV AND HERE I AM SUFFERING THROUGH A JOB I HATE (DON’T WORRY BECAUSE THE JOB HATES ME BACK) LAID UP IN BED BECAUSE I THREW MY BACK OUT ON SUNDAY AND MY HEMORRHOIDS ARE SO BAD THAT LIQUID STUFF KEEPS OOZING OUT SO MY ASSHOLE IS IN A CONSTANT STATE OF UNCONTROLLABLE ITCHING OR UNBEARABLE BURNING YET I STILL HOPED FOR A GAME 5 VICTORY TO TAKE MY MIND OFF MY TROUBLES AND THE PENGUINS ARE FUCKING IT UP!!

    Comment by hitorque — May 24, 2021 @ 9:38 pm

  10. Yikes hitorque! I feel the same about the many sports you mentioned. It’ll be difficult to give up MLB, so I probably won’t. Other than that, all things considered, I don’t have it too bad.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 25, 2021 @ 8:10 am

  11. I’m a traditionalist so I take a very dim view of cheesy gimmicks in MLB to cater to the short attention span crowd even though baseball is by far my favorite sport (Let’s Go Mets)… They got that man on second in extra innings and everyone is screaming about finally bringing the DH to the national league so managers can use even less of their brainpower… Not that managers get to do much these days anyway with some advanced metrics geek from the GM office upstairs and a computer algorithm calling the shots… Commissioner is a pinhead for announcing at the start of the season that the ball was too bouncy and he was making changes after telling us with a straight face for the last four seasons that the ball wasn’t juiced when I can see some mook like A.J. Pollack get fooled badly on a changeup, do an off balance ONE-ARM swing and still hit the ball 460 feet…

    And I’m not one of those anti-intellectual types who can’t appreciate the benefits of advanced metrics, but over-reliance on them has made the game one-dimensional. 20 years ago the conventional wisdom was taking pitches, working hitter-friendly counts, getting the pitchers pitch counts up, earning walks, and making contact to put the ball in play which I was 100% fine with (and don’t get me started on every team putting their ace pitchers in bubble wrap because God forbid the guy you’re paying $30 million to this season to play every 5th game pitch 200 innings or more) BUT THEN they started saying bunts and stolen bases were useless and unnecessary so everyone stopped doing those, too… Then extreme shifts went from being a once in awhile thing to an almost every inning thing… And a few years ago the geeks started jizzing themselves over launch angles and exit velocities (Hello, Kevin Plawecki) because they evidently forgot that 75% of base hits typically came from line drives and not fly balls… (Fun fact: The very first thing that got coached out of me as a little leaguer in 1987 was my big old uppercut swing)… And if that wasn’t enough, now the geeks are jizzing themselves over the dreaded “Three True Outcomes” style of offense which means the game and players now have been reduced to the excitement and predictability of an insurance actuarial report… *Everyone* in spots 1-9 is free swinging for the fences now and it’s not only damned boring, it’s been a feast for aggressive pitchers, as evidenced by all the no-hitters this season (am I the only one that remembers when hitters striking out 100+ times in a season was a *bad* thing?)… And up in New York, the pundits and stats geeks and the commissioner’s office have the unmitigated gall to say “Oh my Goodness! What should be done? Oh yeah, let’s change even more rules!!” Because they can’t even admit to themselves that THIS IS THE BASEBALL CULTURE THEY CREATED!

    Comment by Hitorque — May 25, 2021 @ 11:10 am

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