Danny is growing up in a suburb and going to a private school while he lives contentedly at home with his mother. His only problem is how to control his fast pitch so he can make the school baseball team. That summer he goes to visit relatives from his father's side of his family. During the course of the summer, Danny develops more and more questions to ask his dad. Here is a great complication, though, because Danny's Mexican dad and Caucasian mom split up, and his dad moved back to Mexico. If Danny can raise some cash, he may be able to find his dad in Mexico and learn how to tie his roots together in a bouquet.
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