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"I ain't paying up!" said Pettaway. "Ain't no way I'm paying up!"
"Tell the court what happened," says his counsel, catcher Jim Bonfiglio.
"A great man of my caliber is out there takin' flies, and a voice come out of the green sky," says the Goz. "It talk about the Great Arm. It question the Great Arm's ability of throwing. It say the Great Arm can't throw an 85. Bet me anything it can't put it through.
"Now, a very knowledgeable man like me, known all over the world as a money-taker, checks out everything. A worldly, knowledgeable man like me need good eyes. Good eyes to see that hole. So I take my look and a step and throw it through."
"You did?" says Mincberg, the judge.
"Yes, Your Honor. A great man of my caliber do not need but one throw."
"But even your own witnesses said you needed at least five throws," says Mincberg.
"Your honor, I repeat: A great, knowledgeable man of my worldly caliber do not need but one throw."
Mincberg absorbs the testimony and rules in favor of Pettaway. "There was too much ambiguity about the terms of the bet," the judge says. "It's perfectly understandable."