Here's Looking at You Kid
(BDD Photo Illustration)
Theo: A nickel for your thoughts.
Larry: At Fenway they'd bring you only a penny, and, huh, I guess that's about all they're worth.
Theo: Well, I'm willing to be overcharged. Tell me.
Larry: Well, I was wondering...
Larry: Why I'm called Lucky. Why I should find you waiting for a big contract to come along.
Theo: Why there is no other team in my plans?
Theo: That's easy: there was. And the deal’s dead.
Larry: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Bill Lajoie where you belong.
Theo: But, Larry, no, I... I...
Larry: Now, you've got to listen to me! You have any idea what you'd have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we'd both wind up in a minor league camp. Isn't that true, Charles?
Dr. Steinberg: I'm afraid John Henry would insist.
Theo: You're saying this only to make me go.
Larry: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with McCourt. You're part of his plan, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not going to see him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Theo: But what about us?
Larry: We'll always have St. Louis. We didn't have, we, we lost until you came to Boston. We’ll get it back another night.
Theo: When I said I would never leave you.
Larry: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Theo, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little owners don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy nation. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.