By Dan Henryl
Pitching doesn’t get any better than this.
That ball is right in there as Newton County resident Nicholas Slade demonstrates his skills for the camera at McMiracle Field in Conyers.
Six-year-old Nick, blind from birth, plays for the Yankees in the Miracle League and takes his turn with the other 14 team members, ranging in age from 5 to late teens, playing all positions. He is the son of Russell and Patricia Slade. His father just happens to be the coach for the Yankees and he reports Nick and his teammates have enjoyed a winning season. “On our team there are no losers. They’re all winners,” he said.
Nick is being filmed by Director Herb Kossover who was in town to shoot some promotional footage of the players which will be used as a fund-raiser for the league. Slade reminds area residents to watch HBO Sports on July 16 for a special presentation of “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel which will feature the Miracle League and to look for the September issue of Family Circle magazine, which will also have an article on them.