As Lilith is going away for family business, she entrusts Frasier with taking care of her beloved lab rat, Number 17A, who she coins Whiskers. Frasier brings Whiskers to the bar, and promptly loses him. Since Frasier can't find Whiskers, he decides to buy a rat from the pet store and train it to pass it off as Whiskers. Meanwhile, the arrival of Mitch Ganzell, an old baseball buddy, prompts Sam to follow in Mitch's footsteps and try-out for the Red Sox' farm team as a relief pitcher, this despite their respective ages. Miraculously, they both make the farm team. However only Sam makes it to the team as Mitch comes down with a sudden injury courtesy of Whiskers. Carla decides to visit Sam while he's on the road pitching. Although Sam is pitching well, he admits to Carla that he really hasn't been able to go back to life as it was the first time around, namely to the carousing and pranks of the younger guys. He hates his new old life. Unless the other players can change to Sam's ... Written by
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Maybe, you should give it a little more time, Sammy. I mean, you've only been here a few weeks. Hey look, you can't quit now, I'm not going to let you.
Come on, Carla. You've supported me in all my other decisions... except for maybe, you know, going out with Diane, and selling the bar, then hiring Rebecca and you know deciding to have a kid with her and everything.
What the hell kind of friend are you anyway?