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Jake's Baseball Story

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Jake and Baseball

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jake. He liked to play baseball, and he was good at it. The problem was, Jake didn’t have any friends.
One day, Jake saw a kid playing baseball, and Jake asked, “What is your name?”
The boy said, “My name’s Travis.”
Jake asked if he could play baseball with him, and Travis said yes.
They played for a while. When they were done playing, they went home. Jake and Travis were both in grade ten, and they went to the same school.
The next day at school, the baseball team had try-outs. Jake and Travis both tried out. They made them do throwing, hitting, and running drills. Mr. Smith, the teacher, said they would reveal who’s on the team tomorrow. Jake and Travis really wanted to be on the
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Jake and Travis’s names were both on the list, they were relieved. Their practices started that day. One kid named Evan got cut, and Jake and Travis were shocked.
Their first game would be next week against the Falcons. The Falcons were their arch enemies, so they had to practise.
When the game arrived, they won. Jake hit the winning home run. After that game, a guy Jake didn’t know came up to him and asked him if he wanted to play in the league. Jake said yes, and the man said, “Then come to our next practice at two o’clock tomorrow.”
Jake said, “I’ll be there.”
The next day, when he went to the practice, he was not the best one there, so he practised and practised.
Two years later, Jake was in grade twelve, and he was still in the league. They had their biggest game of the season coming up, and he was told scouts were going to be there.
The day after the game was over, Jake wanted to get a call from a scout, but he didn’t. He was angry.
One week later, the phone rang, and a man in a deep voice was on the other end. “Hello, I’m John. I’m the coach for the New York Ravens. I saw you play, and I want you on my team,” the man said. “What do you say?” Jake said
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