"Charlie, I'll be glad to retract the word 'menace,' but I won't retract
Finley blew his
stack. For about five minutes he screamed into the phone, yammering so fast he
was incoherent. When he calmed down he said, "Kenny, I'm going to send you
down to Birmingham."
not," I said. "You're not going to send me to Birmingham. You can't
send me out of this league."
"I'm going to
try," he said. "I'm going to suspend you."
"That's up to
you," I said.
"What do you
want?" he demanded, his voice rising again. "You want your
I don't want my release," I said. "If you give me my release I might
have trouble getting another job."
I mean to tell
you, I meant it.
"I'll call you
back in half an hour," Finley said.
Fifteen or 20
minutes went by, then the phone rang again.