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.