Akron Children’s Hospital and Canal Park are separated only by the Ohio & Erie Canal. So it has become a regular treat to see members of the Double A Akron RubberDucks stroll over the canal bridge to visit our patients – with souvenir bats in tow.
Their most recent visit on June 19 included pitcher Will Roberts, catcher Jeremy Lucas, infielder Justin Toole, outfielder Ollie Linton, “Batman” Brian Sours and mascot Webster.
The ballplayers were “Naturals” with kids – always getting smiles when they talk “shop” with young baseball and softball enthusiasts, sign bats, and pose for selfies.
Here’s a secret one girl learned: Even professional baseball players have Taylor Swift and One Direction on their playlists.