In the meantime,
Levine's got to wrap up tonight's 3-1 win for the Tides. The stands are empty.
The groundskeepers are spreading tarp. Levine leans forward, toward whoever's
still tuned in. "The star of the game," he says, smiling toward Rathbun
in their cramped broadcast booth, "and there was some heavy discussion
about this, even some gunplay—is pitcher Doug Sisk." Sisk will get a free
tankful of gas for his efforts. For Levine, he already has his bonus. As he
leaves Met Park, he shouts to the empty and echoing grandstands, "Can you
think of a better way to spend a night?"