Reporting Bill Shields
BOSTON (CBS) – Even though the Red Sox are on the West Coast, there was a big game played at Fenway Park Monday evening. It featured a team of Boston first responders vs. the Wounded Warriors softball team, a group of young men who served their country, and paid the price with an arm or a leg.
But don’t tell them they can’t play ball or anything else for that matter. “I’ve never quit on anything in my life,” says Greg Reynolds of Dighton, who lost his left arm. “I don’t have any limits. In fact I don’t use the word handicapped. I say handicapable.”
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They were playing the game to raise money for The One Fund Boston and even the first responders were impressed. “We were at the finish line on Marathon Monday,” says EMS Lt. John Cotter, “and we saw some horrible things. But what these guys on the Wounded Warriors have been through, it’s impressive that they’re on the field. They’re very determined.”
Saul Bosquez is from New Hampshire and lost his left leg fighting overseas, but now, he’s a ballplayer. “Just because you’re injured, doesn’t mean you can’t play,” he says. “I’m as good as I was in college.”
The men with one arm use the limb to catch the ball with their glove, then in one swift motion, toss the ball in the air, drop the glove, catch the ball, and throw it.
And several of the players who lost legs are outfitted with the new “spring blades,” that allow them to run almost as fast as they used to.