said blankly, and I then heard him yell to somebody that I was the guy who was
still calling, and then someone else came and took the phone and said,
"Pass, catch or hit?"
Here I made one
of those instant decisions that change the direction of your life. I said,
Paterson High School field, 2 o'clock, Saturday," the voice said, and I
figured I ought to say "Roger" but didn't. He hung up before I said
My wife put the
paper down and got that Barbara Stanwyck look on her face and said,
a good bunch," I said. "Must be some college guys who want to stay in
I told her I was
going out in the backyard for a while to run a few wind sprints and work on my
steps. Ten minutes later I came back in and sat down.
"Take a while
to round into shape," I said.
and I was nervous but Anne wasn't. She said something about how I'd have all
day Sunday to recover and I had some sick time coming anyway, and I left for