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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Batboy
Mike Lupica
Pg. 53
I am not to far into my second book so there hasn't been a whole lot of problems. I would say an internal problem would be that Brian has to work as the Detroit Tigers, and play his own baseball games at the same time. Brian has to choose which activity he would rather do. Brian decides to solve this by having his coach, and his boss, work out a schedule to where Brian could still work, but attend a large majority of baseball games. I believe this is a good way to solve the problem. An external problem would be that Brian's mom doesn't care a lot about baseball. Brian really like to go to the games and she does not. Brian gets this job as a batboy so it allows his mo to only drop him off on certain days, then she doe not have to stay for the whole game. Being the batboy is how he chooses to resolve the problem. I think it is an ok way, although his mom still has to make the time to drop him off.


  1. I think it was a good idea for Brian to make a schedule then that would make everything easier for him and he will know what he will be doing everyday. I think it would be hard to have a parent not care for something that you love to do, even if they do not like the activity they could at least show some support instead of not going to any of his games. Does Brian like beign the bat boy? This sounds like a pretty good book so far, how you enjoy reading it!

  2. Is Brian the type of character that is bothered by his mother's lack of interest? It would be hard to be ok with your mom not caring about the things you love todo. He seems like a very smart and responsible person by talking to his boss and coach to figure out a schedule. How old is this character and is he good at baseball?

  3. Has Brian and his mother always not gotten along or was it just when he decided to work for the team? Also do you think he enjoys being batboy or would he rather be the one out there playing? Sounds like a good book!


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