As Lilith is going away for family business, she entrusts Frasier with taking care of her beloved lab rat, Number 17A, whom 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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In the opening sequence, Sam, Rebecca, and Norm ascend the steps on the outside of the front door. There is no window on the wall where a window should be (based on scenes from inside the bar). See more
[Carla doesn't want to manage the bar in Sam's absence
Oh, no, no, no, not me. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like responsibility.
What are you talking about? You have eight children.
Well, I wouldn't if I were responsible.