Meet Bradon and Brian from the Pirates! Bradon (left) is 14 years old and this is his 4th season with Buddy Baseball. Bradon loves baseball and he has a pet turtle named Donatello. Brian (right) is 12 years old and this is his 3rd season playing. If Brian were famous, it would be for movie making and his special talent is creating videos. Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs serving the Tampa Bay community. Each player is paired with a buddy to assist the player as needed on the field and in the dugout. The league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating in a sport, they also get to experience team play and camaraderie. Buddy Baseball is an opportunity like no other for children with special needs. Both girls and boys are encouraged to play and be buddies. The Tampa Metro Civitan Club has supported Buddy Baseball for several years and is a team sponsor for one of the teams, the Pirates.