The air clouded with opinions and cigar smoke has cleared a bit.
“I think it’s the rain,” says Jon from Highbridge.
The group huddled around a Grand Concourse newsstand seems content to wait out the storm.
“We should have a new manager by tomorrow,” Jon reasons. “It’s not an easy choice, but we’re going to get a winner no matter what.”
“I still think Pena is the best man,” says Javier from Walton Avenue.
“Are you still on the codfish salad?” Jon asks.
“That’s not the only thing,” Javier says. “I love what he said in the paper: ‘Any time you talk about baseball, it’s a great day.’
“You can’t put it any better than that.”