age 7, lived in
liked to play different kinds of sports and dreamed about becoming a
and Josh thought
Adam was a great
saw a television commercial for a new sporting goods store.
The next day,
went to the store.
He walked over to a pile of baseball bats.
He tried to hold the bat just like the
professional player in the poster.
eyes. Suddenly, he was actually playing in the
The baseball stadium was packed like
sardines. The crowd was doing the wave and flying colorful banners in the
The bases were loaded. The team
to score the winning run.
the bat tight as the mean-looking pitcher threw a curve ball.
swung and hit the ball.
The ball flew up, up, up in the air!
It kept on going all the way out of the ballpark!
"Holy cow, It's a grand slam!" the
thought, "Gee whiz,
Cole, Chad, and Josh would
be proud of me!"
dropped the bat to run
the bases and...
back in the sporting goods store.
He was a
little confused, so he walked across the aisle
to a display of basketballs. He began to
dribble a basketball.
In an instant,
Adam was playing in the finals.
The basketball stands were jammed with
people. Cole, Chad, and Josh
sat at center
court chanting, "Sink it! Sink it!"
looked at the scoreboard. There were only seconds left in the game.
dribbled across the court, then quickly slam dunked the ball. It zoomed
straight through the basket!
The cheerleaders sang, "Hooray! Hooray
The team lifted
on their shoulders. When they put
down, he was once again at the sporting goods
picked up a football and began to watch the Super Bowl on a big screen TV.
was the quarterback on the field.
There were two seconds left in the
game and his team was five points behind.
Three enormous lineman from the other
team were heading straight for
managed to spin out of the tackle and avoid a sack.
He ran twenty yards, forty yards, then fifty! Touchdown!
so happy he threw the football in the air, and
did a little victory dance.
was given a
beautiful trophy and named the MVP of the year.
realized the store was closing.
On the way to the exit
passed a display of trophies and thought,
"If I practice really hard, my dreams of becoming a professional athlete
really could come true.
I can't wait to tell
Cole, Chad, and Josh about my wonderful sports