This Week in Milford

May 24, 2023

“Know Who Else Tries to Catch Two Balls in the Dark? My Mom!”

Sorry, folks, I had to do it again. The setup was just there.

There is just really no point to this. The blind kid – who may not be blind after all(?) – is now gonna have two blindfolded kids throw balls at him simultaneously? If they’re lucky, everyone will just flail and nobody will get hurt. I still can’t get over how everyone involved with this strip seems to think baseball and softball involve the same pitching mechanics and even use the same sized ball thrown from the same distance from home plate. Sheesh.

The Chief must miss drawing Kaz on the regular. He’s added Kaz’s forelock first to Gil and now to Gregg.

I got nothing more for this right now. Thinking about it makes my brain hurt. Maybe I’ll sweat in my eyes and have a bright idea later.



  1. When Rubin threw in the towel, I thought that GT was done with Gregg’s ass and this is some silly-ass shit that makes no logical sense whatsoever. I can only hope that Luke gets wind of this. This would be a good reason for him to fuck with Gil over this ‘pitcher-whisperer’ bullshit. If Henry wants to resurrect old characters, he should bring back Peppermint Patty as an assistant coach. That might actually be interesting….lol…

    Comment by franku2016 — May 24, 2023 @ 11:39 am

  2. 1. God damn it Rubin errr, uhhhh I mean Barajas…

    2. So Grand Jedi Master Hammm is now catching them both at the SAME FUCKING TIME?! Even a person with perfect vision and reflexes would have a lot of trouble pulling this off…

    3. Maybe Jedi Master Hammm can show off a little more by taking some batting practice afterwards? I bet he can ALSO straight-up RAKE like Tony Gwynn, can’t he?


    5. Look, I can appreciate that Leo and Dee-Dee are very enthusiastic about learning the ways of the Force, but in that third panel they’re standing back-to-back about to both pitch even though neither one is addressing the pitching rubber… Then there’s that whole thing about baseball having a mound and softball not having a mound, and the fact that there’s a SEVENTEEN FEET, SIX INCH DIFFERENCE IN THE PITCHING DISTANCE TO HOME PLATE!!

    6. Shouldn’t Gilberto or that softball coach girlie at least be there to observe if there’s any improvement or not?? It’s not like Jedi Master Hammm went one to pitch in blind college before getting taken in the amateur blind draft and after a short stint in the blind minors he went on to star for the Minnesota Blind Twins of Major League Blind Baseball… I’m not saying he can’t teach them at least one useful thing, but Gilberto is putting a hell of a lot of trust and autonomy in the coaching acumen of a former player who peaked in high school and who isn’t, you know, even a fucking coach to begin with.

    7. It’s funny because we’re almost to June and the Mudlarks haven’t played a game in how long now?? Hell, I haven’t even seen a regular practice in ages… Lucha Libre literally had time to fly to Korea, steal some ringer after sweet-talking his parents into letting him go (and if you know anything about how smug, superior and fiercely protective Korean parents are, you know this by itself was an incredible feat), fly home to Milford, get the kid’s visa paperwork sorted out, get the kid’s paperwork and transcripts for the County Public Schools System straightened out, give him a crash course in functional English, and find some unlucky and unwilling American kid to send BACK to Korea (it being an “exchange” program and all) and the kid has already made a relief appearance and is starting to become a local sensation…

    7a. It’s funny because Gilberto is only making Leo endure this bullshit because he needs to stroke that throbbing rivalry boner he has for Lucha Libre…

    7b. Isn’t it odd that Milford and Valley Tech haven’t played each other yet?? They’re in the same conference and should have played at least twice by now, right??

    8. It was established that Jedi Master Hamm was already losing his sight at the start of the season so he’s already fucking lying unless he’s referring to his junior year…

    9. Yeah Gregggg, don’t forget to tell them the story about how you lied to your doctor, your parents, your teammates and your coach just so you could keep pitching.

    10. And don’t forget to tell them how many games you selfishly cost the team since you were a totally useless liability on the field.

    Comment by hitorque — May 24, 2023 @ 11:58 am

  3. 11. And if Rod Barajas really wants to bring back some of the crazier Rubin characters, my vote is for Pranit the Greek since gambling is dominating all sports discussion now more than ever.

    Comment by hitorque — May 24, 2023 @ 12:02 pm

  4. …and when did softball pitchers start pitching from a baseball mound? Blindfold or not, all that Magoo is gonna do to her is fuck her up if he’s making her work off a mound.

    Comment by franku2016 — May 24, 2023 @ 12:29 pm

  5. Of your list Hitorque, question 4 an answer has : Everyone with objects at Gregggg flings them.

    Comment by Downpuppy — May 24, 2023 @ 5:11 pm

  6. 12. TIME-OUT… **WHY** does Gregggg even need catchers gear when his Jedi powers allow him to catch everything despite his blindness??

    Comment by hitorque — May 25, 2023 @ 7:31 am

  7. I don’t blame you, Teenchy. Methinks the plotline gods are getting desperate too. Of course, this idea will get jerked out of existence for another jerked-out-of-and-back-in-thin-air experience. I sit with my microwaved Orville Redenbacher and wait.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 25, 2023 @ 11:40 am

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