Saturday, May 4, 2013

Video: Blind boy asks Ryan Howard to hit a home run, Howard hits one

The Philadelphia Phillies held their annual Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday as they played host to the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

One of the fans on hand for the game was a kid by the name of A.J., who nominated his teacher to be included in the prestigious night. A.J. is also legally blind with a condition known as Leber's congential amaurosis.

Before the game, A.J. got a chance to meet Phillies star Ryan Howard. That's when A.J. gave his idol a bracelet to wear during the game in honor of A.J. The young boy also added a simple request for Howard to hit a home run for him.

As fate would have it, Howard did just that in his first at-bat. The left-handed slugger led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer that sailed well over the wall in right field.

This is what it's all about, folk.

Via MLB Cut4

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