"My whole summer has been squandered," his host replied.
"You could always turn the radio off," his guest said cheerfully.
"Don't touch that dial," the man commanded.
A tense moment at Lefty O'Doul's. The consensus was, after Jones fanned Long, that Manager Rigney had been wise to relieve McCormick, but when Banks singled, and a run scored, the feeling was that McCormick had been removed too soon. The tying run moved up to second base, and when Walt Moryn singled, it scored.
"They can't get past Chicago," somebody said. "They sit up nights figuring ways to lose it."
Noren pinch-hit for Schult, and Sam Jones struck him out.
At Seals Stadium the fans who had resettled themselves during their interrupted journey to the exits unfolded their blankets and spread them once again across their knees. At O'Doul's it looked like an extra-inning game, maybe 12 or 13 innings.
Cepeda flied out.
"Cepeda don't hit in the clutch any more," somebody said.