Roasted Peanuts  by Tim Egan, published by Houghton Mifflin Company
Sam and Jackson both agree: nothing beats baseball. The crowds cheering, the bright green grass, the tasty roasted peanuts.
Sam is an amazing Athlete - very strong and fast, a big-leaguer in the making. Jackson, on the other hand, is not very strong or very fast at all. He can throw very far, but that's about it. When Sam makes the team and Jackson doesn't, he misses having Jackson there on the field with him.
And then he sees a poster...