It’s Scott’s senior year of high school, and he’s stressed out about the future of his baseball career. When he finds out that his best friend, Travis, is gay, he feels devastated and betrayed. He’s also afraid that he might have HIV because he came into contact with Travis’s blood six months ago.
In baseball, fielding your position at third base is tricky—that’s why third is called “the hot corner.” You have to be aware that anything can happen at any time.
This should be the best year of Scott’s life: It’s his last season of varsity ball, his team is about to go to the city championship, and a pro career is on the line. Instead, everything he always counted on comes crashing down at the same time, and his whole life is like one blazing hot corner—full of deadly line drives and crazy “bad hops.”
Scott can’t believe the awful stuff coming his way, but it’s time to find out whether he has what it takes to play the hot corner—on the baseball diamond and off it.
Cis boys: Travis
Homophobic violence and bullying