A transistor radio/no-hitter story


It's June 1964.  Sandy Koufax is in the process of throwing his 3d no-hitter, in Philadelphia.

My family and I are having dinner at the Farmer's Market.  As usual, we're all listining to the game, but each on his/her own radio, with an earphone.  No one was talking.  When the game ends, as if on cue, all four of us remove his/her earphone and resume eating and talking.  A woman, visibly shaken, walks over from a couple tables away.  She tells us she was so relieved when we took out our earphones because she had been watching us and thinking to herself, "What a shame.  That entire family is deaf."

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