"One of the nice things this year was a sign in Seattle," Fisk says. "The first night we played out there, the sign was stretched along the facade in rightfield, maybe two feet high, 20 feet long. It said PUDGE DESERVES BETTER. It disappeared in about the sixth inning, and I thought maybe someone in management in Chicago had been watching and ordered it taken down. But the next two days it was back, hung in centerfield."
Reporters asked Fisk about the sign after the first night. He told them that he liked the sentiment very much. Then he told them how it had been pretty scary for an old man coming from the bullpen to hang a sign that high on the facade, and he laughed. He said the laugh did not mean he was happy.
Oh, no. Not at all.