Last Saturday they drove to Inman, to start over there. Seven days after the storm, Josh finally got a call. His father and one brother had survived. As of Monday night his mom, two sisters, grandma and other brother were still unaccounted for. If the phone would just ring, and that 504 prefix would just flash on the screen, then look out when he hit the practice field. He'd take that first option pitch around right end and no one, ever, would touch him.
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