Home Run (The Boys of Summer 2) - Page 85

Yes! “Okay, can you hold my shirt while we walk?”

She nods and grabs hold with her free hand, swinging her bag of pink sugar in the other.

“What are your babies’ names?” she asks as we weave in and out of people.

“Yes, what are they?”

I stop in my tracks when Cooper’s dad steps in front of me. I look around for security or anyone who can help, but they’re all focused on their own tasks.

“Excuse me, please,” I say, trying to step around him, but he just moves to block my path.

“Answer me.”

“If you have something you need, you need to talk to Cooper.”

“I would, but my son seems to be blinded by you and won’t listen to reason.”

“I’m sorry you feel that, Mr. Bailey, but I can’t help you.”

I attempt to move, but he blocks me again. I’m starting to feel scared. My heart is racing, and Shea is tightening her hold on my shirt, which is starting to pull on my neck.

“What’s going on here?” Mike asks as he comes into view.

“It’s none of your business,” Mr. Bailey says.

“Except it is when you’re scaring the shit out of my daughter.”

I sigh in relief when Mike picks up Shea. She whispers something in his ear, which causes his face to turn red. He puts Shea back down, and she immediately grabs onto my shirt. Mike sizes up Mr. Bailey, and while Cooper’s dad is bigger, Mike doesn’t hold back. “I see that you have two options. You can either step away or I can carry you out of here.”

If I’m not mistaken, Mike puffs his chest, and Mr. Bailey takes a step back.

“I’m not done with you.”

“Oh yeah, you are. Because if I find out you come anywhere near her, I’ll hunt you down and make you pay. I know who you are, and I know what went down last night. If you have a problem, I suggest you speak with your son.”

Mike takes the waters out of my hand and steps behind me, motioning for Shea and me to walk toward the hallway that will lead us back to our seats. Once we sit back down, I start to cry, which alarms all the women around me. Mike calmly fills everyone in on what he witnessed and how he took care of it. I thank him, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. I’d like to think that Mr. Bailey wouldn’t hurt me, but I’m not so sure.

Well, folks, that was a close one. However, the American League prevailed with a 6–5 victory over the National League, securing home field advantage for the World Series.

Let’s hope that our Renegades will be the ones hosting! They’ll be in New York to face the Yankees, who are always a formidable foe, before having a nine-game home stand that brings Minnesota, San Francisco, and Detroit to Boston.

The American League MVP award went out to Mike Trout, who right now is considered the best in baseball, for his three-run homer in the top of the second.

It was a scorching day at Petco Park, but nonetheless the fans were treated to a well-played exhibition game. Let’s give a huge shout-out to the National League contingent for hosting another great event!


It seems that the All-Star Game was a family affair this year with the Davenports welcoming a new member into their fold—Ainsley Burke—who was seen not only sporting a pretty round belly but with a nice diamond on her ring finger as she sat with the Davenports during the game. No information on the impending birth or wedding, but when staff asked Cooper Bailey about this, he smiled and said he was very, very happy.

The cutest fan award goes to Ethan Davenport’s niece, Shea, who was often captured by the Jumbotron yelling not only at her uncle, but at the other American League players as well, even going head-to-head with Mr. Trout as he walked to the batter’s box. Mr. Trout commented after the game that no one in the business messes with Shea or they’d never hear the end of it.

Branch Singleton’s son made an appearance and spent the day in the dugout with his father, playing batboy. Both Singletons had smiles on their faces all day.

After every pitch, Hawk Sinclair threw the ball into the stands, making him the most popular player of the day on both sides of the fence.

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