story by: Andy Matarrese, Medill News Service
photo courtesy of: Lance Cpl. Daniel Wetzel, USMC
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is remarkable to watch, but not necessarily because its members are amputees.
Sure, it’s remarkable to see a one-armed outfielder make a catch, then toss the ball in the air, drop his glove, grab the ball and throw it back to the infield in one smooth motion. Or see a leg amputee muscle a triple out of a double. Or see a double-leg amputee dart around the infield making plays.
Watching them play is so remarkable because it’s so much like watching any other ball game. It’s competitive. There’s trash talk. Seeds are spit. The occasional signed ball with a phone number included is dispensed.
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