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Domonic Brown makes appearance at Baseball Clinic

By Jennifer Joas, Reporter, JJoas@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 15 2013 09:35:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 16 2013 09:44:02 AM CDT

Reading just would not be baseballtown if the game was not played there.

READING, Pa. -

Reading just would not be baseballtown if the game was not played there. Thursday more than 50 kids gathered in Sinking Spring for a baseball clinic and a Philadelphia Phillies player made a special appearance.

"There is a lot of talent here and the kids can play and this is baseball town," said former Reading Phillies player Michael Spidale.

Kids near Sinking Spring gathered for a two day baseball clinic to learn the ins and outs of the game.

"It has been great. We had a great time. Learned a lot, different drills," said parent John Scherzer.

About 80 kids showed up to the two-day baseball clinic and Domonic Brown was a big hit.

"I am just trying to teach them how to play the game the correct way and have a lot of fun with it," said Philadelphia Phillies player Domonic Brown.

Brown says he had not been back to the Reading area since 2010. And when he got the call from Mike Spidale to come up to the clinic, it was a no brainer.

"You know, I have not been back in a while so. It would be a great thing to give back to the kids and the community. You know, they showed me a lot of love and support so it was no big deal at all just to come out," said Brown.

This is the first year Spidale hosted the clinic and he says it has been a success.

"I wanted to do something to give back and I thought it would be pretty cool to bring Domonic down and let the kids run around with him and have fun," said Spidale.

The clinic was held for players in Liberty Youth Baseball League.