Baseball Great by Tim Green

By Tim Green

My major sadness is this is meant to be for the less than 14 readers. it isn't. I want that authors might give up making 10-12yo youngsters into adults.

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All the parents were mad. ” “Right, the whole thing went away,” Josh’s father said, keeping his voice pleasant but wearing a look on his face that made Josh shift in his seat. ” 54 CH A P TER THIR TEEN father’s face for a moment, and her lip disappeared into her teeth again. She replaced the pen and tucked the notebook back under her leg. “I’m sorry,” she said. “My dad says a good reporter asks the questions other people want to know but are afraid to ask. This stew is great, Mrs. ” Laurel burped and banged her spoon on the tray attached to her chair, giggling.

Then you’ll do what I tell you,” his father said in a tense whisper. “What happened to me isn’t going to happen to you. If I had someone like Rocky, I’d be in Toronto right now. No, I would have been in New York with the Mets. I didn’t have the strength. ” Josh watched his father’s eyes, the yellow rings expanding and contracting around the deep brown irises that made Josh think of the black holes in space, holes so dense and full of mass that they suck in everything—light, planets, even suns and stars—from light-years away.

Gentlemen,” Rocky said, his voice raspy and his words guttural, as if they could barely make their way out of that massive chest, “we have with us now Mr. Gary LeBlanc. ” Rocky unfolded his arm and extended his palm toward Josh’s father in a dramatic gesture. The team burst into applause. “Gentlemen, I know Mr. ” Rocky turned to Josh and held out a meaty hand. Josh took it and winced under the crushing grip. “Now,” Rocky said, turning back to his squad, “you guys do the right thing and make Josh feel welcome.

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