He might have been speaking of any commonplace—a ball-game, or a good show.
At a ball-game the sight of a man slumbering on the benches is inconceivable.
It's the fresh guy who made the cheap talk at the ball-game.
Ball-game of the women, ma-úhtape (e distinctly pronounced; the whole run together).
"I am afraid he won't go to the ball-game; that will be too bad," said Carl.