Castro's Curveball by Tim Wendel

By Tim Wendel

The tale of a tender Fidel Castro settling on among politics and a promising baseball future.

Recently widowed and now retired, Billy Bryan is “coming to the tip of many things.” Then a long-forgotten scrapbook stirs thoughts of a far off past—and beckons him and his grown daughter on a reluctant trip to relive his position in heritage. In 1947 Bryan used to be taking part in wintry weather ball in Cuba, his destiny as doubtful because the island country’s. Then one fateful evening Bryan witnessed a tender pupil radical named Fidel unharness an awesome curveball. So starts off Bryan's tug-of-war with future.

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4. To shut the little bugger up. Just kidding, one should never hurt the little brat’s self-esteem. Just consider it a “time out” opportunity for him to reconsider his actions while the duct tape is gently placed over his mouth. It can also be used to tie him to a tree, but again, I am just kidding, just kidding. Just because someone did it to me when I was a child doesn’t mean the pattern has to continue. Besides, it is a sibling’s job to tie you to the tree, not your parents’. 5. Seal plastic bags, say, the one containing used toilet paper, for example.

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