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Want to play baseball? You're blind? No problem

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The Long Island Bombers' Nick Esposito hits a beep ball during a game. (Photo courtesy of LI Bombers)

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The Long Island Bombers' Jim Hughes is about to hit a beep ball during a game. (Photo courtesy of LI Bombers)

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The Long Island Bombers are a competitive team of blind beep baseball players. (Photo courtesy of LI Bombers)

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Jim Hughes is a decorated defensive all star and original member of the Long Island Bombers. (Photo courtesy of LI Bombers)

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Ted Fass is a hitter and executive director of the Long Island Bombers. (Photo courtesy of LI Bombers)

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They’re serious. They’re competitive. They’re blind baseball players. With a beeping ball and a few helping hands, they’re playing to win--and showing that disabilities don’t have to hold athletes back.


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