Palmer, however, could not. "I walked everybody," he said. "I was wild, up and down. I could go from the penthouse to the basement real fast with both my curve and fastball. I'd bounce balls, too. Once, before a game, Charley said, 'Kid, we flipped a coin and I lost, so I have to warm you up. But if you don't mind, I'm going to wear my full [protective] gear, because I'd really like to play for a few more years.'"