Why do I feel this is starting to pan out as that 19th century Rostand drama "Cyrano De Bergerac"?
The girls obvioulsy represent the beautiful, yet unattainable Roxane.
Phil is Christian, the tongue-tied sabermetrics fool who thinks a date is something that grows on trees. So he gets the aid of...
Cyrano (Redszone), who are hiding in the shadows prompting Christian with love poems and speeches, to win the heart of Roxane (and might I add it's getting awfully crowded here in the shaodows).
'Tis enormous! Old Flathead, empty-headed meddler, know
That I am proud possessing such appendice.
'Tis well known, a big nose is indicative
Of a soul affable, and kind, and courteous,
Liberal, brave, just like myself, and such
As you can never dare to dream yourself,
Rascal contemptible! For that witless face
That my hand soon will come to cuff--is all As empty. . .
We then switch to the final scene with Phil (Reggie Hammond in 48 hours) in prison singing..... "ROANNNNNNE! PUT OUT THE RED LIGHT!!"
"panic" only comes from having real expectations