Short stories by Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His other books include Bad HaircutThe WishbonesJoe CollegeThe Abstinence TeacherNine Inchesand his newest, Mrs. FletcherHis work has been translated into a multitude of languages. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and lives outside of Boston.

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Two teenage boys, Digger and Carlos, become fast friends after Carlos arrives at Digger's high school after fleeing Honduras. However, jealousy soon pits the two boys against each other, and pushes Digger to do something that could put Carlos' life in danger.

A biased umpire, a tightly-strung coach, and a fastball to the head make for a chaotic and messy Little League championship game.