By Tim Green
My major sadness is this is meant to be for the lower than 14 readers. it isn't. I want that authors could surrender making 10-12yo young ones into adults.
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Now Josh waited, knowing not to ask. They got onto the highway and headed east, through the city and away from Onondaga Lake. “You got talent, Josh,” his father said. “Not just banging the ball around for some chump school team, real talent. When I was your age, no one did squat for me. My old man was a drunk. The only thing he cared about baseball was that they’d bring a beer and some peanuts to you right in your seat. No one trained me. ” Josh’s father nodded, and he looked over at Josh as if Josh should know exactly where this was all leading.
Josh’s mom told me about the nice article you wrote about him in the school paper. ” Jaden finished her mouthful, took a small swallow of milk, and dabbed her lips with the napkin from her lap. She looked unflinchingly at Josh’s dad and said, “The story about why he’s not going to play for the team, Mr. 52 BASEBALL GREAT LeBlanc. It’s big news, for Grant Middle, anyway. ” “I thought he was going to cry,” Benji said just as a belch escaped his lips. ” “Jeez,” Josh said, rolling his eyes and, for some reason, feeling embarrassed.
Good grief,” Josh said. “Josh has an opportunity to play on one of the best U14 travel teams in the country,” Josh’s father said to Jaden. ” Jaden asked, taking her notebook back out from under her leg and unclipping its pen. ” Jaden curled her lower lip up under her teeth, then quietly asked, “Mr. LeBlanc, wasn’t he the guy whose team got asked to leave the U13 tournament in Dayton last summer? ” Josh’s dad snorted and shook his head, forcing a smile onto his face. ” “It was all kind of weird,” Jaden said, her excitement growing.
Baseball Great by Tim Green