Romona's Kids: 'B Buzz' baseball playing again

Published: Jun. 2, 2016 at 10:49 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 26, 2017 at 1:22 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - They're saying "play ball" again at a historic local baseball league. It teaches a lot more than just pitching, catching and hitting. We found this week's Romona's Kids in Cleveland.

The B-Buzz Baseball League began its season last Saturday, May 28. B-Buzz started in the late 1950's in Cleveland's Lee-Harvard neighborhood. It teaches kids life skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

"I'm looking forward to having fun, and winning," said shortstop Lewis Terry.

"They teach us how to be respectful, not to talk about your friends, and always respect and pay attention," said Lemar Steele, B-Buzz player.

"My grandfather encouraged me to come to the program and play for this team," said Brandon Reed, B-Buzz player. "It's kind of an opportunity for kids to get out of the house."

"We have good athletes, but we make better citizens, and our goal is to create superior citizens rather than superior athletes," said Wendell Fields, B-Buzz commissioner and manager.

Alumni include Super Bowl MVP and ESPN analyst Desmond Howard, Warrensville Heights Mayor and former NBA player Brad Sellers, and Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed.

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