Well its nice that Gil and Kaz need to look at the stat sheet (where the hell do they get one at a high school game, unless its the actual scorebook, and I doubt it) to figure out how Raging Ryan pitched and how long. They dont bother to count pitches, or count to 2 innings without paper help.
Good ol Barry Bader still bitching about his spot in the order — I’m sure I told a story last year about my similar experience coaching pony leaguers in the 90’s. But I cant find it now so trust me – –
And back in Trouble (Central) City, we have girl softball players discussing Ryan at Milford, as if they think he should be somewhere else.. stay tuned, my nose detects some interesting times ahead in the near future..
Well I guess this is an improvement over the last storyline; cute girls having a discussion of roping in a stud on the track team and figuring out how to lure him in when the one who is truly interested isnt the one that needs to do the roping. Whatever.
Gary Meola looks like a surfer dude from his pic on this site, but his day job is as a real-estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Maui Hawaii. Cool. Now if we can persuade him to transfer his offices to Milford we have a real story eh? If I lived in Hawaii I’d rather stick my head in a microwave and turn it on high then move to a tank town like Milford, and hang out with girls with blue hair and that one in P2 with platinum blond hair like Marjie D. Pass the ketchup before you take another bite of burger please.
Well it didnt take long for the new storyline to run into a bump in the road. New lefty Cane looks every bit like trouble down the road with that scowl and ear to ear frown. Oh thats the same thing but whatever..
Usually they intro a character who gradually becomes unlikable; this chap claims to be over that already, as if there’s a rest home in Milford for “guys that used to be asswipes” and they get treatment and come out reformed. Cane is one of those.
I’m sure Cane still has plenty of temper that he will display before this long sledge of a season is through. Or he will break new ground and prove that even fairly nice guys, albeit sourpusses like he looks like, can still wind up unlikable like the rest and perhaps even apply for re-admission to the Milford Asswipe Rest Home.
And we get thrown a curveball before baseball season even begins – Aaron will be temporarily adopted by… the judge and his wife? Who are black? Which judge, the one that presided over the drunken run-over of Boo Weekly, the one who handled Ma Aarons divorce proceedings, or the one who arranged her rehab?? Or are they one and the same? Ken is the judge, not the basketball player I take it. And nice earrings on the girl in the foreground getting in some postgame tomfoolery. I dont know, maybe this isnt after the game as the gym stands look to be rolled up. So whatever she’s doing she’s happy about it.
Thank god Gil found someone else to shuf Aaron onto – Mimi woudnt like it if Aa got into the wine cellar and found their 2 kids stashed away.
We’ll see if this about wraps up the Aaron story and hopefully another GT character is shot up to the moon, never to be heard from again. Happy trails AA – may your water be deep and your pier short.
And we inch along to the next game, which happens to be one Aarons mom attends – has she seen a game yet? We hadnt explored this angle – that maybe his performances are tied to her being there. Of course we only had 3 months to get this far – Aaron was introduced on December 15, a mere 100 days ago. Looks like a recycled panel in P3 but not quite
By the way, I was thinking about the pace of this strip when I was in 2 traffic jams on my recent trip to Arizona for Cubs spring training – on 10 West in Phoenix, a 6-lane interstate that apparently still isnt enough room for everyone; my 21-mile trip to Goodyear Stadium took over an hour. Then driving home from the airport took 2 hours to go 115 blocks. Yeesh. Thats what I get for scheduling a later flight so I dont have to get up at 5 to go to the airport to take my shoes off. :) Good ol rush hour traffic plus a closed road.
Gil looks resigned to the fact of Aaron shacking up with him and Mimi; he had second thoughts 5 seconds after his proposal.
Well gang, its back to black and white for the moment as I cant copy the Seattle Times strip for some odd reason. Sorry – I know you all miss that blue hair!
So Aaron finds Ma’s pills in her hiding place and reveals her to be a pathological liar as well as a drug abuser. I suppose the pills maybe help her to stay awake for long hours or whatever, but still no excuse to sacrifice that for her sons well-being.
Of course, she could ask Gil the same question in a way – his idea of coaching is to let someone else do all the work for free until the shit finally hits the fan, then he hastily cleans up all the months-old stench left behind from his own neglect of his team(s).
Again we waste all winter with this one issue and the girls team has been left invisible with nary a Hadley V. Baxendale around to stir up some more interesting trouble.
Finally – why does Mom need her glasses on her head sitting at home? Cant anyone in this strip who wears glasses wear them ON THEIR FACE?? Only exception is of course Marjie Ducey; but everyone else feels the need to show off their frames as a head ornament.
Yeah its funny how 2 months of beating around the bush can result in finally slowly leaking all the info that we couldve had in a day or 2, then moved on to more hoops action. Guess mom Aarvark is still high on her horse (pills). So his uneven play is because of being hungry? Guess that makes a little sense, but some players actually function better on little food before a game, then eat up afterward. Food slows you down if your too full; thats why swimming right after eating isnt always a good idea. I always thought I could run faster on an empty stomach; there was a pancake 5K event I ran in for a few years where everyone ate pancakes AFTER the race. So I still have a problem with his excuse about his mom affecting his play. He could also get a part-time job somewhere (a restaurant?) that not only helps pay the bills but gets him some more access to chow.