Baseball in April and Other Stories - Broken Chain Summary & Analysis

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Broken Chain Summary

In the short story titled Broken Chain, Alfonso lives in an urban area with his Hispanic family that includes both of his parents and an older brother. Alfonso is in seventh grade and his older brother Ernie is in ninth grade. Alfonso's mother appears to be a typical mother. She is caring, protective, and somewhat demanding. Alfonso's father is conservative, introverted, and devoted to a local baseball team. Alfonso's father's moods vary in conjunction with his baseball team's current successes. During the story, the team appears to be losing a lot. The story is set in November, about a week after Halloween. On Halloween, Ernie and one of his friends meet a couple of girls and arrange to meet again later the next day. Unfortunately for Ernie however, the girls never show up, leaving him feeling somewhat foolish and disappointed. For his own part, Alfonso...

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