Joe had been a star catcher for his high school in Cape Girardeau MO. LeSean, from a private prep school outside Chicago, was a pitcher with a .485 batting average (which was higher than his GPA).
The players had been briefed to be on their best manners, but the young men hit the refreshment tables hard. When Joe and LeSean both reached for the last cupcake, Joe muttered, “Watch it, boy.”
LeSean cocked a fist