Samson Gene Miller
, age 5
, lived in Alabaster, Alabama
. He liked to play different
kinds of sports and dreamed about becoming a professional player. Stay, Frankie, and
was a great athlete.
One day Samson
saw a television commercial for a new sporting goods store.
The next day, Samson
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.
closed his eyes. Suddenly, he was actually playing in the World Series!
The baseball stadium was packed like sardines. The crowd was doing the wave and
flying colorful banners in the air.
The bases were loaded. The team depended on Samson
to score the winning run.
He held the bat tight as the mean-looking pitcher threw a curve ball. Samson
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 announcer yelled.
thought, "Gee whiz, Stan, Frankie and Stewie
would be proud of me!
dropped the bat to run the bases and...
was 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
was playing in the finals.
The basketball stands were jammed with people. Stan, Frankie, and Stewie
center court chanting, "Sink it! Sink it!"
looked at the scoreboard. His team was one point behind. 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 for Samson
The team players lifted Samson
on their shoulders. When they put him down, he was
once again at the sporting goods store.
picked up a football and began to watch the Super Bowl on a big screen TV.
Suddenly, he was the quarterback on the field. There were two seconds left in the
game and his team was five points behind. Three enormous linemen from the other team
were heading straight for Samson
managed to spin out of the tackle and avoid a sack. He ran twenty yards,
forty yards, then fifty! Touchdown!
was 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, he passed a display of trophies and thought, "If I practice really
hard, my dreams of being a professional athlete really could come true. I can't wait to tell
Stan, Frankie, and Stewie
about my wonderful sports adventure."