It was October and the Maine woods were ablaze. Two vans rumbled along a road known as "the airline" because it followed the old 100-mile mail plane flight path from Bangor to St. John, New Brunswick. In the rear van were two cages. In each cage was a Brittany Spaniel. Sitting outside the cages was the number-one camera crew of ABC's "American Sportsman" series.
As we entered the woods at port arms Brooks whispered, 'Curt, was Bud serious about Ted going 0 for 21?'