…Blind people can play baseball too?

People go to great lengths and are very creative when it comes to overcoming adversity. Baseball is America’s pastime, but how would you go about playing if you can’t even see the ball due to partial or full blindness? The answer is Beep Baseball, a game with determination and heart at its core. The rules are similar to baseball, but they use a grapefruit sized ball that emits a constant noise while on the field. The pitcher and catcher are sighted, and on the same team as the batter. If the batter hits the ball, the goal is to reach either first or third base, depending on whichever one randomly makes noise, before the fielders can control the ball. If the batter reaches the base, a run is scored. The following website is a series of videos explaining the game and the players, and it’s both heartwarming and inspirational. It seems nothing can keep some people down.

[ESPN – Beep Baseball]

[The National Beep Baseball Association]

[Via: Digg]

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