“Yeah, sorry to bother you, Coach, but I didn’t know who else to call. We got back to the apartment and found Alex just staring blankly at the tv. And there’s nothing on it — just static. He’s been that way for a couple hours.
“Tony tried to snap him out of it, but now he’s zoning out, too, just starin’ at static.
“And then I found Alan in his room. Same thing. Just sitting there, all glassy-eyed.
“OK, I’ll keep an eye on them until you get here. But hurry, Coach, cause I’m starting to feel all hazy, too…”