The 38,516 fans had filed out of Wrigley Field. The players had showered and left the clubhouse, about to enjoy a wide-open night in Chicago before the off-day.
There were two disturbing things about the Fires match in the Lamar Hunt U.S.
August 24. That date is indelibly etched in Clifton Garrett's mind. No, it isn't his birthday. Or his girlfriend's.