Buddy Baseball – Tampa – Good Day Tampa Bay interviews part 1 of 4


CHANCES. I ALWAYS DO THIS TIME OF YEAR. BUT I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT BASEBALL AND A VERY SPECIAL BASEBALL PROGRAM. I’M IN TEMPLE TERRACE. IT’S FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. LET’S BOYS AND GIRLS PLAY BASEBALL WITH A BUDDY, SOMEONE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO FIRST BASE OR SECOND BASE OR WHATEVER THEY MIGHT NEED HELP DOING. WE’LL SHOW YOU SOME ORGANIZERS, PLAYERS AND PLAY A LITTLE BASEBALL.>>Russell: LOVE LOOK AT THAT. FIRST, CHARLEY BELCHER.>>Charley: TRYING TO THINK IF THINK GENERATION DID THAT, THERE WOULD BE A BUNCH OF KIDS WITH DONKEY KONG, MARIO. GOOD THING WE DIDN’T DO THAT, DID WE? DID WE? WE DIDN’T DO THAT. I’M IN TEMPLE TERRACE TO TALK ABOUT BUDDY BASEBALL. THE WARMUPS HAVE BEGUN. RIGHT? WE HAVE SOME BASEBALL PLAYERS OUT HERE. EVERYBODY IS HALF ASLEEP. I LOVE IT. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. YOU CAUGHT THAT! I SAW THAT! NICE JOB! WELL DONE! MAKE HIM RUN, MAKE HIM WAKE UP. WE’LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION WHEN “GOOD DAY TAMP7:51. WE WANT TO GET TO CHARLEY RIGHT NOW. GOOD MORNING.>>Charley: “GOOD DAY.” I’LL TELL YOU WHAT. I’M HAVING JUST SUCH A “GOOD DAY” WATCHING THIS BUDDY BASEBALL IN TEMPLE TERRACE. THE GAME IS UNDERWAY. THIS IS FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TO PLAY THE GAME OF BASEBALL WITH A BUDDY WHO HELPS THEM WHEN THEY MIGHT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP. GAME IS UNDERWAY. I’M ALREADY MAKING NEW FRIENDS. NIA, ARE WE FRIENDS? COME OVER HERE WITH ME. SHE WANTED TO BE FRIENDS. I HAVE A NEW FRIEND NAMED NIA. STICK AROUND. NIA AND I ARE GOING TO HAVE A “GOOD DAY,” AREN’T >>Charley: DAVE OSTERBERG, I CAN REPORT TO YOU IT IS RAINING IN TEMPLE TERRACE. BUT THE SUN IS SHINING OVER THIRD BASE BUT FIRST BASE IS GETTING SOME RAIN. A BRIEF LITTLE SHOWER. I THINK IT’S THE DARK CLOUD THAT SOMETIMES FOLLOWS ME AROUND. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET IT RAIN ON OUR PARADE. THE RAIN ON THE FIRST BASELINE WITH RUSS HERE FROM BUDDY BASEBALL. SEE THIRD BASE OVER THERE IS NOT RAINING. TELL EVERYBODY ABOUT IT.>>SURE. BUDDY BASEBALL IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. A LOT OF TIMES KIDS CAN’T PLAY BALL WITH A REGULAR TEAM BUT NOW THEY CAN BECAUSE THERE’S A BUDDY TO HELP.>>Charley: ANY ORGANIZED SPORT TEACHES US SO MUCH. SO MANY OF US PARTICIPATED IN THIS. WHY SHOULD ANYONE BE LEFT OUT OF THAT? THEY SHOULDN’T.>>THEY SHOULDN’T. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO PLAY, CAMARADERIE AND LEARN ABOUT SPORTSMANSHIP AND TEAMSMANSHIP.>>Charley: HOW DO PEOPLE GET ROVLD?>>GO TO OUR WEBSITE. WE’RE STARTING TO REGISTER FOR THE FALL SEASON COMING UP OCTOBER 1.>>Charley: IT’S STARTING TO RAIN HARDER. WHY IS IT RAINING? ALL RIGHT. YOU KNOW WHAT? KIND OF FEELS GOOD.>>IT’S BEEN HOT AND HUMID. KIDS DON’T MIND.>>Charley: THE KIDS DON’T PLAY. THEY CAN PLAY IN THE RAIN. TELL ME HOW IT WORKS. YOU PLAY GAMES BUT WE DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT THE SCORE IS, DO WE?>>WE DON’T CARE WHAT THE SCORE IS. EVERYBODY HITS, EVERYBODY IS SAFE, EVERYBODY IS HAPPY. SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT BAT FIRST. SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT BAT LAST BUT IT’S A FUN TIME FOR KIDS TO PLAY AND THERE’S A BUDDY TO HELP THEM RUN.>>Charley: ARE THE BUDDIES ALWAYS FAMILY?>>NO. THEY’RE TYPICAL MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BE A BUDDY FOR THE KIDS.>>Charley: IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS A BUDDY, PLAYER, WAY TO PLAY IT..ORG IS THE BEST->>WE HAVE A SPRING AND FALL, WE START IN OCTOBER AND THE SPRING, PROBABLY LATE FEBRUARY OR EARLY MARCH.>>Charley: THANKS FOR STANDING IN THE RAIN WITH ME.>>THIS WASN’T PLANNED.>>Charley: WAS NOT PLANNED. DID DAVE OSTERBERG SAY IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN? I’M SURE HE DID.>>Laura: WE’RE SURE HE DID, TOO.>>Russell: HE LOOKED AT THE RADAR QUICKLY WHEN YOU CALLED HIM OUT, THOUGH. HE’S LIKE, WHAT?>>Charley: NEED TO CHECK THAT APP.

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