Heard It On New At Noon – Beeper Ball
Its always important to put yourself in someone else's shoes to understand their struggles. That's just part of what Beeper Ball is all about.
Think you're good at baseball? Think t-ball is easy? What if you couldn't see the ball? Or the bases? Or anything at all.
That's what Beeper Ball is. It's a game of what looks to be ordinary t-ball. However it's a game that's played without the use of sight at all.
According to WKBW, the game is played at the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York.
They play with a ball that continually beeps so that they can field it, and bases that beep so they can run to them.
Here's the kicker...yes it's for people who are blind or visually impaired, but for those who can see clearly. They have to play blindfolded.
"You really learn a different way of life," said LeeAnn Wright, who played opposite the Miracle League team. "It really makes you appreciate what you have."
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