P1: Carrie Hobson is kinda terrible at pitching except when she’s thinking about boys. Noted. I’m not gonna get my hopes too high for this season’s softball plot.
P2: I recognize the Chief has little room to work with when it comes to making the various characters distinctive, but I find Rackley’s hair even more improbable than Dafne Dafonte’s or Aaron Aagard’s. (What is with the alliterative names in Milford? It wasn’t that long ago that we had Wynn and Wendy Wiley…)
P3: I hadn’t realized obnoxious was a shot putter stereotype. Again, noted.
Who’s that in the stands? Why it’s legendary guitarist Al Di Meola! That is boss! I wonder which Central City venue the G3 tour played?
Panel one is looking good, while in panel two we have an interesting depiction of whom I believe is Barry Bader displaying poor diving form.
Panel three just cracks me up… That dopey grin on Gil’s face while he’s telling the pitcher to hold the runner close and clouds are literally gathering around them… That’s the good stuff.
P1: Surplus outfielders? I’m not sure how that’s a thing at the high school level, but that may just be my ignorance of high school baseball shining through.
P2: How that bunt doesn’t turn into a pop fly is beyond me.
P3: How much of a traffic spike will this call out get the Wellington Daily News? If this is WDN’s Social Media Director’s idea of a master promotion – one that might even go influenzal – I have some sad, sad news to tell that person.
Cute boys are all the girls can think about, amirite fellas? Ha Ha!
Bonus point: That is the most pronounced case of EES I have yet seen and somehow Carrie’s face seems (relatively speaking) OK in panel three.
Leaving panels one and three to the side (which I suppose they literally are already so …), let’s talk about panel two.
The “Fake News” may be the most topical that this strip has ever been. Although this blog has occasionally brushed upon politics, I never expected to see the strip implicitly go political. I have to admit this has me genuinely intrigued in contrast to the ‘another Milford male athlete is a jerk’ arc which holds almost no interest for me.
P1: In case you missed yesterday’s strip…
P2: Is Dafne performing some sort of interpretive dance while she spins her tale?
P3: A new kid, eh? Can’t wait to see what personality defects he has and how that will completely crowd out the Dafne arc.
Dafne Dafonte is a shoo-in for the Milford Hall of Name.
I have to wonder if sharing details of your ‘killer story’ with someone tied into the Milford administration is sound journalistic practice. Then again, looking at Mimi’s meathook in panel two, I would do my best to keep her on my side…