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mr.wolfskill

I am looking for a two book story of a teen wrongly accused of raping his best friend, sent to prison and proven innocent, upon release he sues the town/county and wins and later becomes a major baseball star in southern california

Wheezer

A Flawed Diamond by Jay Cantrell

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Grant

First story, "The Outsider"

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Ernest Bywater
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@Grant


First story, "The Outsider"


http://storiesonline.net/s/57238/the-outsider

this is the one about the court and first of the two.

Ernest Bywater

@Wheezer

A Flawed Diamond by Jay Cantrell


http://storiesonline.net/s/73779/a-flawed-diamond

redlion75

I loved the story but never agreed with the change from football star to baseball since we never see him play in school.

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Grant

@redlion75

I loved the story but never agreed with the change from football star to baseball since we never see him play in school.

???
You realise the main part of the story was set over slightly more than a 12 month period. It was mentioned that previously baseball was one of the things he enjoyed & played well at, and he did play baseball for a week near the end of the story & was noticed by a few scouts.

redlion75

i do I was just meaning that thru the main part it was about him playing football for a new school and telling the old school to fuck off by beating them whereas baseball was kind of like a game he liked but was secondary or even third behind the reinventing and football. then in pt 2 he was the new big shot in baseball like he was babe ruth not joe namath

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LonelyDad

Somewhere he explains the he was scouted at college playing baseball and things progressed from there. I think why baseball didn't show up in the first story was that was the time when everything hit the fan about the court cases, and he was too busy with that and too notorious to have time for baseball. Remember, he was so down about then and ready to pack it up and go be a hermit somewhere else around then too.

Grant
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@redlion75

baseball was kind of like a game he liked but was secondary or even third behind the reinventing and football. then in pt 2 he was the new big shot in baseball like he was babe ruth not joe namath


So what?

The first story was about him (mostly) over coming his past.

The second story was about him becoming an adult, and how he & Meredith ended up together. There could have been a 3rd story about his time in College and how he came to end up with a pro baseball team, but given all that went on in the first and second stories, and the second story covers some of the things that occurred between him and the girls and how they ended up where they are at the start of A Flawed Diamond, a story about is college years would be pretty pointless IMHO.

EDIT- I guess I have issues with stories that go on forever, and those where there is a great first (or first & second) story, and then come more stories or prequels that area all just more of the same.
Once a story has been told, that's it. If there is a second, different, story involving the same characters, well and good. But writing something when there's nothing to tell just seems ridiculous to me, as those extra stories just detract from the original one(s).

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docholladay

@Grant

The first story was about him (mostly) over coming his past.


Sometimes the past will not let you escape.

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Grant

@docholladay

Sometimes the past will not let you escape.

Which would either be another story, or (as occurred in A Flawed Diamond) a part of another story.

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docholladay

@Grant

Which would either be another story, or (as occurred in A Flawed Diamond) a part of another story.


I remember the when I moved at the age of 19 to the west coast from the east coast. I was trying to out run my past. My past got there before I arrived. Took me over 20 years to finally begin to escape it.

LonelyDad

@LonelyDad

I've started rereading the story, and when he was explaining how he got into pro baseball he said that his arm wasn't good enough to be a college quarterback so he just played baseball for the fun of it. He didn't start playing for college team until Junior year, and never even thought about pro ball until he was drafted.

Ernest Bywater

@LonelyDad

I think why baseball didn't show up in the first story was that was the time


The story timing decided the sport played as the high school baseball season is almost the opposite of the high school football season and the story starts with the start of the new scholastic year and the football season.

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