Tellem asks Herzog to autograph his Ozzie Smith ball.
"Are you asking everyone to do this?" Herzog says.
"I wanted to, but I forgot."
Tellem is back in Philly for a bas mitzvah. He's gnawing on a Jim's cheese steak and wondering if Langston will get a five-year deal. San Francisco canceled its meeting. The Padres say five years is out of the question. The Cards claim they can't go more than three. Herzog has said, "I have a feeling the Angels are the team to beat. It'll be tough competing with the Cowboy."
Tellem sees it coming down to the Angels and Yankees, the two teams that seem willing to go five years. He thinks the Dodgers are too conservative. He calls Langston, who's vacationing in the Cayman Islands.
"Lemme ask you this," Tellem says. "Which would you choose, the Angels or the Yankees?"
"The Angels," Langston says. "But what about the Cubs?"
The Cubs are the wild card. Tellem still hasn't met with them. He doesn't know what they'll offer.