This Week in Milford

April 25, 2017

The Rock Is On Fire

Filed under: actual action, softball, What the hell is going on here? — timbuys @ 7:01 am

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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?

April 22, 2017

Welcome Back Carter – er, Van Auken

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Central City has been notoriously bad to Milfordians over the years, and it looks like it’s going to be so again in the near future.  How do they know Van Auken there? Did he play for Central in the past (and, if he did, wouldn’t Gil and Kaz already be familiar with his work)? That’s unclear from this exchange, but these young ladies know of him there. What’s also unclear is how they plan to “welcome” Ryan back.  Apropos of nothing, I watched Bull Durham last night for the first time in years, so my mind runs to locker room hijinks, garter belts and poetry readings. However, knowing this strip there’ll be mocking from the bleachers, probably involving people dressed up like hurricanes (the meteorological event, not the beverage) and a sign man or two. Meanwhile back in Milford…

… we’ve not yet been treated to a Mouseketeer Roll Call for the Lady Mudlarks*, but it would appear that their catcher is Le Pétomane.  Even the home plate umpire is rendered speechless by the Milford catcher’s talking hind parts. It only seems fitting that Mimi’s minions are playing host to a team from the land of the noble gases. Clearly they’re not in Kansas anymore. Tune in on Monday when Carrie Hobson lobs a few smoke grenades of her own across the plate.

*And we seldom are, cf. the boys’ teams.

April 20, 2017

Saved by the ‘Cane

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Maybe Wellington batters could make contact with Ryan Van Auken’s stuff if they weren’t using cricket bats.  Maybe CB Bucknor has found an umpiring job closer to his level and called that a foul tip.  Maybe Wellington’s first base coach (if they have one) shouldn’t let his baserunners get such a huge lead trailing by three runs.  Maybe Wellington shouldn’t channel the early 1980s Phillies by wearing powder blues at home. Maybe I should go back to using the black & white version of this strip for my posts.

In any event, much less drama than we were expecting out of the new kid who, from this angle, is looking an awful lot like the old new kid.  Guess we’ll have to wait a bit for his first meltdown. Maybe on the bus ride back to Milford?

April 19, 2017

Wellington? Ellington?

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 9:04 am

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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.

April 18, 2017

Opening Day Track Meet

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Marty Moon — timbuys @ 9:19 am

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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.

March 29, 2017

Bingo!

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P1: Pantheon of Hair profile shot

P2: Lots going on here. Regardless of whether Ken’s shot went in, pretty clear foul by Jefferson under the hoop.

P3: Welp, I guess everything’s resolved between Ken and Aaron. That wasn’t so hard now was it?

March 28, 2017

Mid-week Cliffhanger

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Marty Moon — timbuys @ 7:29 am

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Nice strip today although the inking seems a bit rushed. Nevertheless, it is hard to see a strip like today’s and not think of how much potential could be unleashed if the pacing of these stories was more even.

Hey, who got the (potential) assist on the dish to AaAa?

March 27, 2017

I Needed That

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 3:46 am

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Thanks for the pep talk, Gil. It’s Monday morning and this plot is shuffling along to some tepid conclusion. Even “actual action” isn’t so cheerful. The Florida Gators laid a giant egg in the East region final yesterday in a game that they could have won despite the fact that they seemed to have no idea what to do with the ball inside the 3-point arc. (They don’t have 3-pointers in high school ball, do they? Shows how much I know!)  Don’t get me started on officiating, Charles Barkley, TV commercials for insurance, etc.

I’m just glad to be here. I’m gonna have a cup of coffee and relax

 

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