Wow, what an interesting group of people to attend a baseball game together! We have Jackie Gleason (actor, won a best supporting actor award for Hustler), Frank Sinatra (incredibly famous singer and actor), Toots Shor (a club owner), and J. Edgar Hoover (head of the FBI). This scene strikes me as so hilarious and interesting. We have paranoid, nervous Hoover just waiting for something bad to happen, and it does-- he receives information during the game! Jackie Gleason is entertaining adoring fans, playing the buffoon, throwing out jokes and bringing out some of his best characters. Frank Sinatra is incredibly uncomfortable with the fans pressed close around him and he gets more and more irritated as the scene gets on. ("Frank doesn't have his dago secret service with him today"). And of course, Toots Shor, whom we don't hear much about. He is a thick, big, ex-bouncer who likes to drink a lot. I think this makes for a very interesting introduction. I really have no idea what the significance of this star-studded baseball game is, but it makes me very excited for the rest of the book. I am already hooked!