Heat by Mike Lupica

Heat by Mike Lupica
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  • Carlos finds out their only parent, their father had a heart attack overnight.
  • Oh no! Michael, looks like dad has a heart attack overnight. I will call 911, but I am not sure if there is anything we are going to be able to do
  • Carlos calls 911 and the ambulance arrives
  • Yes! Come in! Hurry up!
  • Hello? This is the paramedics responding to a call about a heart attack!
  • Michael still plays baseball and shocks everyone with his skill.
  • This kid is really good, are we sure he is 12?
  • In this scene, set place in the first morning of the story. The older brother of Michael walks into their dads room to find out that he had a heart attack overnight.
  • Word starts to spread about his talent on the baseball field.
  • Yea, I agree. Maybe a little too much for being 12. Do we really know he is 12?
  • Hm, this kid sure has some talent for a 12 year old, dont ya say?
  • After this, the sad truth is brought to Michael and Carlos that there dad has passed away. And since the beginning they have not had a mom so their neighbors help them to create excuses to help staying away from becoming orphans.
  • They are trying to find ways of confirming his age.
  • Michael Arroyo
  • Michael knows that he is 12, but he is such a good baseball pitcher coaches start to doubt that he is of age. They continue to watch as he blows kids out of the game.
  • The 2 coaches go to the Arroyo's house to talk with their dad.
  • Oh no, Carlos, the coaches are here looking for dad to talk to and confirm my age! What do we do?
  • Hello? Anyone? Mr. Arroyo? We need to talk with you?
  • Coaches start to consider that Michael could be underage, so they start to think of ways to confirm he is of age. Meanwhile his is happening Carlos and his brother Michael have to live together in fear of becoming orphans.
  • The 2 coaches that notice his talent come together to brainstorm ideas of finalizing his age. The best idea is to have a talk with his dad and have him confirm by checking over his birth certificate. Once Michael hears about this, they need to find ways to fight them off because his dad is no longer with him.
  • At this time, Carlos and Michael are scrambling for an excuse and a way to convince the coaches that their father is not home, but they still need to show a way that Michael is 12. Eventually the neighbors come over and try to convince the coaches that their father is helping a sick family member down in Florida and he left the two at home together.
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