Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. wmac8898

    wmac8898 said, over 1 year ago

    No wonder he booted the grounder. He needs to bend at the knees and get his butt down. Never bend at the waist to field a grounder, unless you’re an outfielder charging the ball. Either that or Gil forgot to salt the infield.

  2. desertdwlr

    desertdwlr said, over 1 year ago

    are they playing with a lacrosse ball?

  3. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 1 year ago

    P1- I bet that little buttwipe Hard Knox has some pointers for Jimmy Jumbo. Ohh, Spring training must have been rigorous, JJ looks slimmed dowm. P3- BB Stuff’s stick looking forearm is finishing in an awkward position. 6th inning, strike three! And on to the 7th….

  4. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm, I wonder if you can file a lawsuit for a booted grounder. Too bad there isn’t an outspoken budding young lawyer in the infield to give us an opinion on that.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    Good morning Thorpies!

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @wmac8898

    The ball interupted his open air nose blow. (P1). He was distracted.

  7. HooDad

    HooDad said, over 1 year ago

    The drawing of Jimmy’s arm in P2 is awful. Actually, the whole frame is.

    Gilfan, as for the lawsuit for he booted grounder, Knox would tell you that since even the best fielders make errors and he wasn’t doing anything different from what a good fielder does (bending from the waist notwithstanding), you would have a hard time showing that Jimmy’s conduct fell below the standard of care. Also, since Bobby struck out the next batter without a run scoring, the lack of damages would preclude recovery. Now, would you like to pay for that legal opinion by cash, check or credit card? (Sorry, but I had to play to the stereotype of greedy lawyers; didn’t want to disappoint anyone.)

  8. hifirick

    hifirick said, over 1 year ago

    They are trying to Jimmy is so distracted by the lawsuit that he can’t focus. Doesn’t know he’s batting, fielding miscues, next is a mistake on the base paths. Knox about to feel the wrath of BB.

  9. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, over 1 year ago

    Somewhere, in a parallel universe, Gil lives in Britain or India and he’s coaching cricket.

  10. Uncle Kaz

    Uncle Kaz said, over 1 year ago

    Just a thought… should the ump wait until the ball crosses the plate in P3 before calling strike 3?

  11. mendel64

    mendel64 said, over 1 year ago

    I didn’t this storyline was about the Cubs.

  12. wmac8898

    wmac8898 said, over 1 year ago

    @HooDad

    Looking at it from a different perspective couldn’t Jimmy sue Gil and Milford High School for not properly maintaining the field?

  13. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Kaz

    Maybe it was Leslie Nielsen in the first Naked Gun movie. Remember he got carried away with his showboating strike calls and called the 3rd strike before it even got there.

  14. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, over 1 year ago

    There is so much spin on the ball, the seams disappear. Dave Steib and Eric Gagne threw similarly and both blew out their respective shoulders and elbows.

  15. rglover1954

    rglover1954 said, over 1 year ago

    In that same parallel universe, Gil is coaching rugby instead of American football.

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