|Pitch for Awareness
|2010 National Tour
|September 9, 2010
Last week, Kevin (of Kevin and Bean) posted uninformed comments on his radio station blog site.
His post was titled: F**k you "Guy with no arms!"
You can read his post here or here
Let me point out -- I respect Kevin’s right to his opinion – whether I agree with him or not.
But I strongly disagree with his “message to kids”
|Tom to appear on radio morning show in Los Angeles
KROQ – 106.7 FM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
|Kevin’s blog excerpt:
“Here’s my message to kids: If you’re born without arms, you might be able to try
and throw the first pitch at a baseball field, but you won’t make it to the plate, either.
You know why? No arms”
|Through my experience with my Pitch for Awareness tour, I proved Kevin wrong.
A person without arms CAN throw a ball and make it to the plate.
Of the 9 ceremonial pitches I’ve thrown to date:
- 3 were strikes across the plate
- 3 crossed the plate after one hop (none more than 2 feet in front of the plate)
- 2 were outside - through the batter's box - but never passed the catcher.
|You can listen live (Wednesday, September 15,
at 6:35 a.m. Pacific (9:35 a.m. Eastern)
|at www.kroq.radio.com and click on “Listen Live!”
|I will try and find a link to the station where you
can listen to the interview after the fact.
|And I’ll let you know if Kevin takes me up on my offer!
|Watch Kevin first attempt to
throw out tghe cremonial first
pitch before a Los Angeles
Dodgers home game.
|Be sure to check out Kevin's
attempts at a first pitch below
|...and listen to his praise for
wounded amputee warriors