The narrator is trying to impress Sheila by doing countless laps around the pool until she notices.
If you're playing second base, you should move closer. There's a band in Dixford tomorrow night at nine. Want to go?
I'm playing outfield. You have a car?
He went to watch her play and it was also an excuse to ask her to go to that concert.
Even though this really hurt the narrator he didn't want her to know that he loved fishing so he kept it a secret.
I think fishing's dumb. I mean, it's boring and all. Definitely dumb.
She was bringing up Eric and he didn't like it, because Sheila eventually goes home with him.
What kind of band? Eric Caswell's going to be there.
The narrator got a pocket knife out and cut the bass loose.
Sort of like folk music. No kidding.
They danced and had fun. Then she was about to leave.
Your a funny kid, you know that?
The party was over and Sheila left in Eric Caswell's corvette. The narrator said to him self that there would be other Sheila Mants in his life, other fish, and he would never make the same mistake again.