LISTEN 29 min.
One-handed big league pitcher, Jim Abbott,(1989-1999) joins us for a discussion of disability in professional baseball.
Also, current Oakland A’s stars Mark Ellis and
Eric Chavez talk about the reality of playing baseball with disabilities. A few managers take a swing at discussing disability on the field as well.
Grab a bag of peanuts. . .
Eric Chavez comes up to bat in Phoenix spring training. Notice his back, which has been a problem since high school and recently was the focus of two surgeries. Now, notice the photo of Eric Chavez coming in after another home run.
Smell hot dogs on the wind, feel the sun on your face in the bleachers and know magic might be made with the next pitch. . .
Leah Gardner &Â Shelley Berman host.
Original Air Date: March 12, 2010
(Our broadcast of excerpts fromÂ Blind Man’s Bluff has been postponed due to producer illness. Watch for a newÂ broadcast date soon.)