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Baseball Pig
There is a little pig. The pig wants to be a baseball player. Everyday, he practices baseball. He practices hitting a baseball. He wants to be a big hitter. After 10 years of practice,the pig decides to try out for the New York Yankees-- the most famous baseball team in America. He takes a direct flight to New York, then rents a car and drives to Yankee Stadium. He tries out forthe Yankees, but the Yankees reject him. The Yankees' manager says, "I'm sorry. You are an amazing baseball player, but we can't let a pig join our team." The pig is very unhappy. He goes home and crieseveryday. Finally, his friend says to him, "Come on, get a grip! Stop crying and try again with another team." The pig listens to his friend. He stops crying. He practices baseball everyday. One day,he is reading the newspaper and he finds out that the San Francisco Giants need new baseball players. The pig immediately flies to San Francisco. He tries out for the Giants. The Giants are veryimpressed with the pig. The manager says, "Wow, you are the best hitter I have ever seen". The Giants hire the pig and pay him 2 dollars. In his first game, the pig hits 5 home runs! Everyone in SanFrancisco loves the pig! The Giants give him a big raise. They pay him 540 million dollars! The pig is rich, famous, and happy. Vocab/Phrases big hitter: someone who can hit a baseball very far (ie. astrong hitter) to try out (for): to try to get a job (usually used in sports or other performance jobs) direct flight: a flight with no stops, (an airplane trip with no stops) to reject: to say "no" to,to refuse "come on": (idiom) "hurry", "do [something] now"-- (always used as a command) get a grip: control your emotions, calm down (be calm), control yourself to find out: to learn, to discover (newinformation) impressed with: think (someone/something) is great hitter: a person who hits to hire: to give a job (to someone) home run: the biggest hit in baseball, (idiom) a very big success a...
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