Seattle’s Beep Baseball Team on TV

 

The Seattle Sluggers, a beep baseball team, started playing last year. One of the local TV stations just ran a story on the team. I thought the reporter did a good job at explaining the sport and not making people who are blind sound either helpless or like super freaks, the two ends of the spectrum that can often happen with this kind of story. I am part of the team and find it a nice change from the world of computer accessibility.

 

The story is at http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/A-Ball-And-A-Bat-And-A-Blindfold-Equals-A-Challenging-Dare-Dever-261174181.html. The direct link to the video is http://www.king5.com/video?id=261174181&sec=583387&ref=rcvidmod. You can learn more about the sport of beep baseball on the National Beep Baseball Association’s home page.

Random Audio to Enjoy

A bit of hard drive cleaning had me sifting through some of the random audio I’ve captured over the years. So if the internet allows one to cater to self-indulgent delights of sharing information others may or may not find interesting, here are just a few sounds from the past few years. Use the links at the end of each description to play the audio.

 

Cape Foulweather on the Oregon Coast

 

The Oregon coast is one of my favorite places. The power and majesty of the Pacific merge with forests that smell so fresh at numerous hiking destinations. It is always a treat to be standing on the edge of land with the waves crashing below you. I find that sound experience just breathtaking and Cape Foulweather is one of the best for this.

 

Cape Foulweather

 

Baseball Foul Ball

 

Last year I treated a brother and myself to some tickets right behind home plate at a Seattle Mariners game. We were three rows off the field and pretty much directly behind home plate. What a lucky catch on my part to be recording a bit of game audio when a player fouled one off the screen which was probably no more than 10 feet in front of us. I love the reaction from fans around us too.

 

Baseball Foul Ball

 

Natural Bridge Caverns

 

The Natural Bridge Caverns in Texas make for an interesting shorter walk through some underground caverns. The rooms are quite large and you hear water dripping and running throughout much of the walk.

 

Natural Bridge Caverns

 

Crows Gone Wild

 

One afternoon some crows just went absolutely wild in the backyard. It was like something out of a horror movie. They kept on like what you hear in the audio here for about 30 minutes.

 

Crows Gone Wild