An irresponsible ex-ballplayer returns to his hometown following the suicide of his boyhood babysitter. She has willed him the task of disposing of her ashes. As he struggles with this responsibility, he flashes back to important moments in his childhood.
In this sentimental coming-of-age story, professional baseball player Billy Wyatt must come to terms with the suicide of a childhood friend . Through a series of multi-layered flashbacks, the hero looks back on his youth -- an idyllic, upper middle-class existence dominated by his love of baseball and wild-but-wise older girl Katie Chandler. Called upon to dispose of Katie's remains after her suicide, Billy reflects on how she helped him realize his dream of being a baseball player.