Malone (Ted Danson), the owner and bartender and an ex-pitcher
for the Boston Red Sox; Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), the
waitress attending graduate school; Carla Tortelli LeBec
(Rhea Pearlman), the wise-cracking waitress who had several
kids and ex-husbands. Ernie "Coach" Pantusso (Nicholas Colasanto),
an ex-baseball coach, helped Sam behind the bar until 1985
when he passed away and was replaced by Woody Boyd (Woody
Harrelson), a naïve and innocent bartender.