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Sitting in the catbird seat

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Trip Block is a 22 year-old class of 2011, Lee County Trojan alum.

He suffers from spina bifida and has been confined to a wheelchair since he was two or three.

But that never stopped him from enjoying sports. Especially baseball.

"Because I love Lee County and I love this sport."

Usually, Block would sit down with the team, like one of the guys.

But renovations to the ballpark made it less safe for Block.

"We put the wind screen up and he always sits down here in the old bullpen," said Head Coach Brandon Brock. "And, he couldn't really see through the screen. And that was always something you've got to worry about."

So, in order to keep Block close and fix his obstructed view, a Trojan parent decided to step up.

"He called me, he was like, 'what am I going to do?'," said Brock. "We couldn't let you sit in the dugout, afraid of getting hit and stuff. So Robert Reep, one of our parents, built it for him and had him right there, perched up on the side."

And now Block, still gets to be part of the action.

"I knew they were bringing one, but I didn't know it would be this nice," said Block

And the Trojan Nation wouldn't have it any other way.

"Man, he's the biggest Trojan Nation fan there is," said Brock. "He's bigger than any one of us. And he's at all the football games, basketball, girls softball, soccer, baseball, he's at all of them. It's like a little angel sitting over there for one thing. he's got to be a good luck charm. There's no doubt."

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