One day, there was a young baseball player who loved to run. He was new to the team, and so were the others. They had only played 1 game because all of the rest were cancelled due to the rain. The players on his team were all just getting to know him. He wanted to be known as a great baseball player.
Being one of the youngest on the team, he had to prove himself. When it was finally his turn at bat, he was a both excited and nervous. What if he struck out?
As he was thinking this, the first pitch went by. “Strike One,” the umpire yelled. That woke him up. He concentrated – too hard and another went by. “Strike TWO,” the umpire bellowed. Now, he really needed to do something. He relaxed, and thought about how much fun it would be to just slam the ball way out into the outfield. He waited, and kept his eyes glued to the ball, and WHAM. A nice solid hit earn him a “single.”
The other team was taken by surprise. They thought that the boy, YaYa, was going to strike out. Boy, were they WRONG. Not only did he hit the ball, but he hit it just right so they really had to scramble to get it. A player on the other team threw the ball to first base just as YaYa was arriving. But the first baseman was a bit disoriented and dropped the ball.
Yes, the first baseman literally dropped the ball. YaYa then ran to second base. The other team was SO surprised at this, and YaYa’s team cheered hysterically. This was fun he thought. He couldn’t wait to run again. As the ball was dropped by the catcher, he stole third base. Wow! The crowd went WILD.
Finally, the batter hit the ball and YaYa ran home, scoring not only a run but the approval of all of his teammates. After the team won, they went to the snack shack for hamburgers and hotdogs and talked all about the fun that they had on this cold but sunny day