Death Strikes Out
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Frain hit .204 last season off the bench. Hands of stone, so I can’t use him on defense. Still, he signed another multi-million-dollar contract.
He’d caught me with Martinez. One fucking time, and he’s got pictures on his phone.
It’s the first day of spring training and the last day of Frain’s blackmail. He bats leadoff in our intra-squad game. I send Martinez to the hill. Order Frain to bunt.
Martinez knows what to do. Comes in high and tight with his 99-mph four-seamer. I flash a mirror in Frain’s eyes as Mr. Rawlings smashes into his temple.
Ironic? I always told Frain to keep his eye on the ball.
“You’re out,” I whisper.
As Opening Day arrives for the 2017 season, I felt compelled to talk baseball. I tried to introduce Morganna and respond to the cries of breast as the murder weapon, but she’d never resort to that. It’s the A to Z Challenge, of course, and tomorrow will be C. What do you suppose the murder weapon might be?’
Come back to find out! All month long, Frain gets murdered. (hold your applause!) Every day, there’s a new murder weapon based on the letter of the alphabet.