ball," bellows Chance, his eyes ferocious. Mott, taken aback, looks to
O'Reilly for support.
must be decided," says O'Reilly, not so loudly as Chance, but with no less
conviction. The players behind him cheer, all except Stan and me. The Cubs sit
sullen and baked on their bench. No one indicates any disagreement with
have the power to call the game," says Mott.
you will," shouts Chance, kicking the dirt.
it to continue until 6 p.m., at which time we'll retire to the Community Hall
for a chicken dinner," says Mott.
it," says Chance to his team. He grabs a bat and strides toward the plate.
But Chance fouls out to Orville Swan at first. Tinker and Brown go down without
The 24th inning
ends with the score tied 6-6. It is 6:00. Mott raises both hands above his
head. "The game is a tie after 24 innings. We will retire for supper to the
Big Inning Community Hall. The game is over," he cries.
The fans cheer
"The game is
not over," says Chance.
back after supper."