It was the top of the sixth, Giants leading 2-1. A bad habit that I picked up in 2010 and continued in 2012 had emerged the last few days: I could barely stand to watch when the opposing team was batting, for fear that they might score runs. But since I was at the park, I couldn’t just sneak downstairs for a few minutes and avoid the game. By the sixth inning, I couldn’t take it anymore, so I went to pee and get something to eat. Which is why I was standing at the urinal as I heard the biggest play of the night piped in on the radio feed in the restroom. “That’s one of the best plays we’ve ever seen in right field”, said Mike Krukow as I stared at the wall.
I was still glad I was at the game. I might have had a heart attack if I’d actually seen Pence’s catch.