INT. MOVIE THEATER — NIGHT
Shawn is still in his t-shirt and jeans as he walks up to
the counter and in front of him he sees Angel.
She appears to be alone.
He reaches in front of him and taps her on the shoulder.
She turns around and smiles.
Hey, what are you doing here?
I came to buy a car, I think I’m in the
Ha, Ha, what are you coming to see?
I thought about the new Nicholas
Sparks movie but I don’t know.
I heard it was awful, I got a
ticket to the new Rock movie, you
should join me.
(to the cashier)
I’ll take one for the one she is
The man takes the money and gives him a ticket.
They walk to the concession counter and buy some candy and
popcorn, when they are blinded by flashes. When Shawn looks
up all he sees is a man running away with a camera in his
Come on you know you love it, you
haven’t had it happen long enough
to bother you yet.
Yeah, I kind of like it.
They make their way down the hallway and into the theater
and find their seats.
INT. SHAWN AND MEGAN’S APARTMENT — MORNING
The alarm clock wakes Shawn from his sleep and he rolls out of
He stubbles down the hallway to the kitchen where he finds Megan
sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a
paper in front of her.
It is obviously a tabloid.
He pauses in the doorway and runs his fingers through his hair.
He moves to the fridge and opens the door.
He pulls out the milk and takes a drink from the carton.
I wish you wouldn’t do that
Sorry, you don’t drink it anyway.
What is this shit?
She tosses the paper at him.
He looks at the picture on the cover and sees him at the concession
stand with Angel.
It is two friends watching a movie.
No you two were not just friends.
You don’t know what we were. And if
I remember correctly you were the
one who left me.
Yeah well I am back.
Me too. That is the end of this
I would like it if you didn’t see
I would like it if you didn’t work with
His name is Adrian, and I don’t
have a choice about who I work
Then this discussion is over. I
have to go to practice.
EXT. BEN’S HOME — DAY
Ben is having another barbecue at his house.
The whole gang is in attendance again.
This time with an addition. Nicole and Kenny have had their
baby, a little boy.
Kenny holds him showing him off to everyone.
Ben and Shawn are sitting at a table outside with a beer in
front of them.
You have been on fire. I think this is
probably the best I have seen you play.
Yeah, well, I have been lucky.
What’s up, you seem down today.
I got into it with Megan yesterday
about Angel. And now she is here.
What is the problem. I thought you
two were over.
We are. I ran into her at the movie
theater the other day and we sat
So what is the big deal?
That was my point. I love Megan,
and she was the one that done me
wrong, I have given her no reason
to not trust me.
Maybe she thinks your going to
retaliate for what she did to you.
I’m not that kind of guy, Ben, and
I would hope that the woman I asked
to marry me knows me better than
She did say no.
Don’t remind me. I better be going,
I don’t want this to turn ugly.
The food isn’t even done yet.
Sorry. I have to make it work this
Shawn gets up and leaves only to meet Angel in the doorway.
They pass glances, and he moves on.
Angel sits next to Ben at the table.
What is his problem.
He was reamed by Megan when the
pictures of you two at the movies
made the tabloids and he wants to
avoid another fight.
Sure, I understand. Charles wasn’t too
How are you two doing?
Fine I guess, the wedding is on
hold. He said that he wasn’t quite
ready since we are so far apart
INT. GYM — DAY
The three guys are working out like normal. Shawn lays on
the bench and Ben is spotting him and Kenny is standing off
to the side checking out the women.
Kenny, your wife just had a baby
for Christ’s sake, do you think you
could stop being a creep for one
Sorry, you are starting to sound
So anyway, even after I left the
other day, I still ended up in an
argument with Megan, over something
that didn’t even happen.
I don’t know what to tell you. I
can’t say that I would leave because the
truth is I probably wouldn’t.
I wonder what would have happened
had I not let Megan in that night.
The fact is that Angel was, and
still is, with Charles, and I can’t
do that to a guy, even if I don’t
For once, I don’t have any advice.
If this was about baseball I could
help you, but when it comes to the
game of love, man, I am just as
fucked up as anybody.
No, you guys have it great, I just
hope I can find something like you
and Abigail have. Even half that
would be great.
Its not that pretty on the inside.
What have I been missing?
Maybe some other time. Right now this
is about you.
I am no expert either, but I think
that you won’t be happy until you
do what your heart tells you. Its
talking, just listen, it won’t lead
you in the wrong direction.
Listen to this asshole, for once the
fucker actually has some good
EXT. BASEBALL STADIUM — NIGHT
The lights are shining bright as Shawn steps up to the
He faces the same pitcher as his first time at bat in the majors.
He watches as the pitcher winds up and delivers.
He swings and misses the first pitch.
He looks up at the scoreboard. 0-0.
The pitcher winds up and throws the ball again.
Shawn swings and connects with it, it flies down the left field line
but stays fair and bounces into the corner.
He runs toward first, rounding it heading to second. He
stops on second base.
A runner scores. 0-1
Shawn stands on second and he watches the third base couch
and Shawn nods.
The pitcher delivers and the ball bounces behind the catcher
as Shawn takes off stealing third.
The batter hit’s the next pitch into short right to get a
base hit and Shawn scores. 0-2
The next batter is up and the pitcher delivers a pitch that is called
The batter backs up relaxes and steps back in.
He then swings at the next pitch and connects into a pop up
and is out.
Shawn stands at the plate again when he looks up the score
board. Fourth inning, 2-2.
The pitcher winds up and delivers a stunning fastball in and low,
Then he delivers a sinker, ball two.
Shawn steps back, relaxes and steps back in.
The pitcher throws another fastball low and outside, ball three.
Shawn steps out again. He looks at Winfield standing in the
dug out, he is pointing at the bleachers. Shawn steps back
in. The pitch comes and Shawn swings at it goes deep, real
He runs toward first only to see it get caught by the centerfielder.
Shawn standing at first with his glove and there is a runner
on first leading off.
He looks up at the scoreboard. Top of the ninth, one out and
2-2, he watches as the pitcher delivers a fast ball and the
batter swings and hits right to Shawn.
He catches it and tags the runner and tosses the ball to the
pitcher covering first to get the batter out. Double play.
He runs back to the dug out and sees Winfield.
Your up Mallory. All we need is one
run and we’re in the playoffs. No
He pats him on the back as Shawn heads to the plate.
Shawn watches as the pitcher sits up.
He throws and the ball goes right by him. Strike one.
He stretches his neck and waggles his bat.
Pitch two comes and it is another fastball down the middle. Strike two.
He steps out and then right back in.
The pitcher releases the pitch and Shawn swings connecting
and he just drops the bat.
He watches it fly out of the park. Disappearing in the
lights of the stadium. They made it.
INT. SHAWN AND MEGAN’S APARTMENT — NIGHT
Shawn lays on the couch, relaxing from a hard night.
He wears only a pair of boxers, with a beer on the table in front
He flops his feet on the table and turns on the television
with the remote.
The lights go dim and Megan peeks her head around a corner.
She has her hand on the light switch, she is being very
Shawn can see the pink teddy hanging down, way above the
knee as she throws her leg out.
As she steps from behind the wall, he can see her perfect
body, nearly all of it, in the dim light.
She walks toward him like she is on the runway.
He drops the remote as she nears him, and he kicks the beer
over. As she steps over the spilling beer.
She slides the straps off of her teddy and it falls into the
She straddles him and puts her hands on his face. And kisses
I love you.
I love yo……u too.
Shawn, remember when you gave me
the ring and I turned you down?
How could I forget.
I want to apologize for that.
You hurt me, but you were honest
and you should be. Maybe not that
brutal, but honest.
I think I am ready.
Ready for what?
You know, to be married. You are
well on your way as far as your
career goes and I have a steady gig
with Michael modeling his
Is that one of his pieces, because
I like it a lot. Tell him thank you
They start kissing and rubbing each other. Shawn pulls away
and looks at her.
But do you love me more then you
I have always loved you Shawn.
Then why weren’t the Roster’s good
This has nothing to do with
baseball, Shawn. She rolls off of
him, covering up with a decorative
Yes it does. I am doing the same
job now as I was then.
But your famous now. SHAWN Is that
all you want? Fame?
I have my fame, I don’t need yours.
She jumps up and picks up her teddy
as she storms out of the room.
And clean up your goddamned beer.
INT. DUGOUT — NIGHT
Shawn sits on the bench in the dugout with his team and Ben comes
up to the back door that leads to the tunnels. He is in
jeans and a t-shirt.
You don’t look real professional
Here as a fan, not business.
Cheering for the Yanks.
Yeah. Good luck tonight.
We’ll need it, we’re down 2-1 in
the series and their a tough team.
You guys can do it.
Ben turns and heads back down the tunnel.