Seely remembers broadcaster and former New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto frantically talking about the city of Utica when the Yankees were at bat. "Phil Rizzuto made it a point never to switch topics during a Yankee rally," Seely wrote. "He might be recounting a recent trip to Utica, a story with no remote connection to the game." Seely would listen to Rizzuto talk as long as needed about the city, with local restaurants or other landmarks making occasional cameos. "Later, if the Yankees needed a run, he'd resurrect the Utica trip, just to see if any magic remained in the tank."