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Disabled baseball fan gets chance of a lifetime

A baseball fan with Spina Bifida is now getting the chance to play for the team he loves. (Source: WALB) A baseball fan with Spina Bifida is now getting the chance to play for the team he loves. (Source: WALB)
The players made renovations to their ballpark so Trip could watch them play. (Source: WALB) The players made renovations to their ballpark so Trip could watch them play. (Source: WALB)
Trip Block (Source: WALB) Trip Block (Source: WALB)
Kolby Phillips (Source: WALB) Kolby Phillips (Source: WALB)
Jonathan Logsdon (Source: WALB) Jonathan Logsdon (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia baseball fan, who lives with a disability, is getting the opportunity of a lifetime to play his favorite sport. 

Last Year, Trip Block threw out the first pitch at the Challenger League's first game. The league's second season is now wrapping up and the 23-year-old is now known as Coach Trip. 

"I got people to line-up and people ready to bat," said Block.

But now it's Trip's turn to be at bat. 

"I got a feeling that I wanted to play and I went to Jennifer Sapp and asked and she said I could," explained Block.

Block suffers from Spina Bifida, but he isn't letting that stop him from playing America's pastime.  

"I just had that passion again, I wanted to play again," said Block.

"Trip is just an awesome guy," said Lee County baseball player Kolby Phillips. "It's always good to see him in the stands out there."

"He's out there for us so I want to be out there for him," explained Jonathan Logsdon, who is also a Lee County baseball player.

Trip is the team's number one fan. Last year, the players made renovations to their ballpark so Trip could watch them play. 

"He's the number one fan and we had to give it to him," said Phillips.

"Trip Block, he's at every baseball game that we come too," explained Logsdon. "No matter if we're out there winning or losing, he's always cheering us on."

And now they're returning the favor.

You can see the Challenger League's last game for the season on Saturday in Lee County. 

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