Friday, March 25, 2011

Baseball is Good For the Soul

I take it as a self-evident Truth that:

Baseball is good for the soul.

I’m guessing you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t agree, at least a little bit. Consequently, I’ll ask you to get out a handkerchief and then click on this link that goes to a remarkable video. Be prepared to have your hearts broken, but your spirits uplifted. After you’ve taken a look, click back and I’ve got a couple of things to say about this miraculous endeavor.

Actually, I have three things to say:

1. If your child fits, or you know someone who has a child who fits, here’s a chance for him or her to experience baseball. And what could be better for them? Take a look at their web site.

2. The facility over in Cary amounts to a substantial investment. And the league itself costs quite a bit to run. Consider lending a hand.

3. Here’s the big hit:

Cary-based humorist/blogger Cris Cohen is very involved with the Miracle League. So much so that he’s about to publish a collection of his work with the proceeds going to the cause. What the book needs are sponsors.

So that’s what I want you to think about. 

I note that while the League has attracted a huge array of sponsors, surprisingly few are from the world of baseball. So here’s your chance. If you have a connection to anyone in the Triangle baseball community — Durham Bulls, Carolina Mudcats, Duke, UNC, and NC State Baseball Teams, Team USA, Baseball America — take a look and see if you would like to be a sponsor of Cris’ book. Then there’s the folks out of state who look in on this blog from time to time. If you’ve got some kind of connection to baseball and North Carolina, consider chipping in.

Who could pass up a chance to prove that baseball really is good for the soul?


  1. Thanks so much for posting this Chris. Very inspiring, both the kids and the adults.

  2. Thanks for the nice comments and promotion.

  3. Chris, that truly touched my heart. We have so much to be thankful for. These kids prove just how lucky we are.

    Thanks for sharing this story.

  4. A scene in the video brought to mind Joe Dillon's play last year when he pulled a hamstring and crawled to the plate. In the video's instance, however, it was even more inspiring.