Beep Baseball Minnesota

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Testimonials...

"One of the reasons I like beep ball is that I like to run, and there are
very few areas where a totally blind person can run with total abandon. As
far as those folks who object to the rigidity of the game rules and/or to
making a commitment to the game, the sighted volunteers who have made a
commitment to give of their free time so that we can play the game are no
more rigid than in any other sport.  Granted, it makes a difference whether
or not one wants to be competitive, as speed and tactics are important in
competition.  I can certainly understand why people my age might be afraid
to free fall, or even to run in some instances, but, certainly if they are
wanting to participate, if we have enough players, these people can practice
batting and work on some fielding, and pinch runners can be assigned. That
way, the younger participants, many of whom are, hopefully, more agile, can
become better able to compete with the national teams, and we senior
citizens can get our exercise, too; and we can all enjoy the wonderful game
of beep ball together."

M.H.

 

Beepball is a fun way to get back in shape, exercise and have fun on the field. In most sports, players practice daily, usually two hours at least. Our beepball practices are once or twice a week in two hour time slots. It’s a possibility for somebody to be injured playing beepball.  It is also possible for somebody to be injured walking down the street, walking down the isle of a grocery store or department store, and/or  to be injured  in one’s home. But we continue to travel the streets to get to and from where ever we need to go, shop in grocery stores and department stores and do heavy or light repair work around our homes. Its good to have a break in the routine and beepball is a healthy way to mix up the day. The nice thing about beepball is it is a time for enjoyment and camaraderie among participants. All of us start someplace and the only way any of us will know what we can or cannot do is to try. Come on down and observe one or more of our beepball practices in order to determine whether it is or isn’t for you.

 

Beep Ball is played by about 200 sight-impaired athletes at the highest level in the United States.  Other teams around the world have been formed, too.  You can be a part of this activity--but at a level you can be comfortable with.  Half of our team is made up of women.  Half of our team is over 50 years of age.
 The coming season in the spring and summer of 2008 will be our 5th year--sponsored by the St. Paul Midway Lions Club.  The Lions worldwide have helped sight-impaired people since 1920, and because of our exhibition games before St. Paul Saint games, we have raised almost $4,000 for sight programs.  We have a good program that about 14 players have enjoyed during the past four years.  Listen to the comments of two of our beep ball players--Clarence Schadegg (who writes for Access Press) and Marilyn Highland.  Both are writing about conquering possible objections about a sport they participate in and love:


 Beepball is a fun way to get back in shape, exercise and have fun on the field. In most sports, players practice daily, usually two hours at least. Our beepball practices are once a week in two-hour time slots. It's a possibility for somebody to be injured playing beepball.  It is also possible for somebody to be injured walking down the street, walking down the isle of a grocery store or department store, and/or  to be injured  in one's home. But we continue to travel the streets to get to and from where ever we need to go, shop in grocery stores and department stores and do heavy or light repair work around our homes.

  Its good to have a break in the routine and beepball is a healthy way to mix up the day. The nice thing about beepball is it is a time for enjoyment and camaraderie among participants. All of us start someplace and the only way any of us will know what we can or cannot do is to try. Come on down and observe one or more of our beepball practices in order to determine whether it is or isn't for you. 

 

(Read "The Legacy of Frisco" here) 

Clarence Schadegg 

 

 

I need more sleep
I'd like a bankroll that goes deep
I'd like a new Jeep
I need a washing machine that would eliminate my clothes heap
I need some cash I could keep
I'd love a frog that could leap
I'd love a bird that goes peep
I need a dog that doesn't weep
I want some property with hills that are steep
I want a farm with grain I could reap.....
but most of all I'd like a ball, that goes beep.

 

 Kent

 

 

"I really enjoy playing the sport of beep baseball.  It gives me an opportunity to practice my running, hitting and listening.  Also, I get a chance to renew old friendships and start new ones in the process. "


Mike.

 

I need more sleep
I'd like a bankroll that goes deep
I'd like a new Jeep
I need a washing machine that would eliminate my clothes heap
I need some cash I could keep
I'd love a frog that could leap
I'd love a bird that goes peep
I need a dog that doesn't weep
I want some property with hills that are steep
I want a farm with grain I could reap.....
but most of all I'd like a ball, that goes beep.
 
Happy holidays, Kent