Beep Baseball

Earlier this week, I saw a something surprising and totally inspirational: a team of blind baseball players.

Turns out, the Beep Baseball World Series was being held in my town.

Beep baseball is an adaptive sport for visually impaired athletes that utilizes a beeping ball and buzzing bases to help players locate when to swing or catch, or which direction to run. A sighted pitcher and catcher assist on each team. The rules vary from regular baseball and are explained here.

The team I saw was walking downtown and looked like they’d just finished a game. Spirits were high, so I’m hoping they were victorious.

One guy in particular seemed to be having a blast and wore a tie-dyed shirt that read, “Loss of sight, not loss of Vision.”

I loved that.

I hope his team swept the Series.

 

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