Friday, March 9, 2012

Another example of what Lions do

For those unfamiliar with Beep Baseball, it is a modified version of softball invented in 1975 and played by visually impaired and/or blind people. The game is similar to softball, with the following exceptions: the batter and the defensive players are blindfolded; the ball is inserted with a device that emits a beeping sound to facilitate the hitting and fielding of the ball; there are only two bases utilized, both which somewhat resembles a football tackling dummy located in the vicinity of typically where the first and third bases would be located on a regular softball field, and both emit a distinct beeping sound which the batter, after hitting the ball into play, must attempt to reach before the defense fields the ball and displays it for an out. If the batter reaches the appropriately activated base before the ball is fielded for an out, the batter scores a run for his/her team. There are other differences between softball and beep baseball that may be observed and reviewed along with other pertient particulars online at the NBBA web site.

Make a point to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Beep Baseball World Series in Ames, Iowa -- July 22nd through the 29th.

The National Beep Baseball World Series has been in existence since 1976 and this will be the first time the event will have been held in Iowa.