I Tried Playing Baseball For The Blind!

18 Feb 2020
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I'm Molly, a typical sushi, makeup, and fashion loving millennial girl who just so happens to be blind! I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at just 4 years old and began public speaking at age 5. I started just doing motivational speaking, but now I make videos and even model! Even though I can’t see, I know that there are bright spots in everything we face. Let’s find them together. 💕
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  • Would you be interested in seeing me play/try more sports for the blind? What sports would you want to see me try next?

    Molly BurkeMolly BurkeVor 11 Monate
    • I love watching you do anything. Your attitude and spunkiness are charming, as is your determination to learn how to compensate and learn to behave as if you are sighted. I was put onto you through your video in Sofie Dossi's backyard. It took me several viewings to realize you're blind. You do appear to be looking at others you're talking with as though you can see them. I suppose that's because you lost your sight bit by bit as opposed to someone blind from birth. I applaud you for making the most out of the senses you do have and refusing to let blindness get in the way of what you want to do!

      James ParkersonJames ParkersonVor Monat
    • Goalball!

      VanexiasVanexiasVor 5 Monate
    • Would love to see you try rock climbing if that's a sport you are interested in.

      Mia CheungMia CheungVor 6 Monate
    • After the pandemic is over you could see if there's any camogie or gaelic football for the blind over in Ireland. I'm not sure if it exists but if it does exist then it would be interesting to watch and learn about

      Sunstar8472Sunstar8472Vor 6 Monate
    • Yes please you’re AWESOME!!!

      Stephanie YoungStephanie YoungVor 7 Monate
  • 7:37 😂😂 it’s a trump ball 🤢🤢

    Julian TortoriciJulian TortoriciVor 2 Monate
  • GO BALL!!

    Kadie GalewalerKadie GalewalerVor 2 Monate

    Kadie GalewalerKadie GalewalerVor 2 Monate
  • Baseball for the blind is so fun! I have been playing for 3 years

    AnonymousAnonymousVor 3 Monate
  • Hey Molly, love your channel. I’m a blind DEhaver myself. I started my channel about a year ago. But when I did, my girlfriend who is cited who is very familiar with DEhave is the one who helped me do all of my uploading and manage my channel. Now that we’re separated, I’m not too familiar and was hoping since you have so much experience could point me in the right direction and help me figure this out more. Feel free to reply to this, or find me on Facebook and send a private message or something. Thank you much. Mark Ehlert

    Mark EhlertMark EhlertVor 3 Monate
  • She's better than me

    Mike TothMike TothVor 3 Monate
  • The Gates: We share Joe take some big risks Covid: Exists The Gates and everyone elsd: We are taken NO risks, you may not exist. Throw your life away and pretend you never had one!

    SyberyahSyberyahVor 4 Monate
  • Did the ball say trump?

    Desmond ReillyDesmond ReillyVor 4 Monate
  • I would have sued that PE teacher so hard

    Genevieve HartGenevieve HartVor 6 Monate
  • I really want to know where she got the outfit in the intro!

    Genevieve HartGenevieve HartVor 6 Monate
  • She Didn’t get taken out of gym class? I have a study hall for me and my dyslexic self so I don’t do gym class neither do most of the other kids in my study. Was it the school system?

    KoalaLover CJKoalaLover CJVor 6 Monate
  • You did way better than me (and I’m sighted). I knew they did the beeping thing with football but I didn’t know they did it in baseball too, that’s amazing! I love how they make their players wear blindfolded so everyone is equal no matter what blindness they have 😊

    Isabella GregoryIsabella GregoryVor 6 Monate
  • Please do more sports!! You’re so good!!!!

    Stephanie YoungStephanie YoungVor 7 Monate
  • My dog is a guide dog in training and everytime Gallop is on screen she watches intensely until he's off screen again, this is hilarious haha

    Lisa BowieLisa BowieVor 7 Monate
  • Surely with modern electronics they can make a smaller, lighter ball? I'm impressed how far it went though, it looks heavy!

    Hannah KHannah KVor 7 Monate
  • you go girl

    Central Jersey Dance and GymnasticsCentral Jersey Dance and GymnasticsVor 7 Monate
  • Instructor: “Foul ball!” Molly: “I hit it though!!!” Everyone: “yeahhh” 😅😅 Still a foul ball 🙃🙃

    ashley hernandezashley hernandezVor 7 Monate
  • did anyone else notice that for some reason the ball had 'trump' printed on it the word not the cringey orange face

    Mystical MistyMystical MistyVor 7 Monate
  • like u said molly about womens sports the USA womens soccer team is best in the world while the mens team is humiliating and yet they still get paid more #genderequality and no offense guys but still #randomfyi when i was elementary school one of my friends made up this saying 'girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to jupiter to get more stupider' no offense but when she told me this it made me laugh

    Mystical MistyMystical MistyVor 7 Monate
  • I feel like molly is better than me at this And I am sighted

    Elsie MillsElsie MillsVor 7 Monate
  • This is amazing. I’m physically disabled so have tried a few “adapted” sports but this is something else. I’d love to see you try more sports 😍😍

    Charlotte MorganCharlotte MorganVor 7 Monate
  • Molly seems to enjoy playing sports so much. She should try as many as possible.

    Gwin WillisGwin WillisVor 7 Monate
  • looks like she had a good time

    Gwin WillisGwin WillisVor 7 Monate
  • hello there

    Gwin WillisGwin WillisVor 7 Monate
  • i grew up watching church league soft ball you did a really good job for a first timer

    sweetstrongwomansweetstrongwomanVor 7 Monate
  • 💚.

    Just enjoying YouTube.Just enjoying YouTube.Vor 8 Monate
  • I loved this video! I'm a high school teacher with RP who also has a DEhave channel and I have been trying to incorporate this into my sports nutrition classes for two years now!! (also, I have never seen the dead pitch before) Good job Molly!

    EnVision VlogEnVision VlogVor 8 Monate
  • Your better than I am

    genevieve sheldongenevieve sheldonVor 8 Monate
  • I broke my thumb via softball. Its not fun.

    Stacie BakerStacie BakerVor 8 Monate
  • Molly - I oversee Little League here in Phoenix. In Little League, we believe in "everybody plays!" Around 1990, Little League started the Challenger Division of Baseball, which is for disabled or challenged kids. To be honest, I've only been to 3 games in my 12 years running the program. Not because I don't want to. It's because I end up being this 50+ year old, balding man in tears at every game. There was one child who was blind. He doesn't let it hold him back. He is now in his 20's and climbed all of the tallest mountains except Mount Everest. Anyway, he took his turn at bat, using the "beep" ball like in your video. He got a hit, ran the bases, crossed home plate, and immediately started putting on the catcher's gear. He was going to play catcher and no one was going to stop him. Another instance was a child with cerebral palsy, in an electric chair. She hit the ball and her "buddy' (kids without disabilities from other teams are their buddies for games) and she and her buddy took off for first base, and she had the biggest smile I've ever seen on a kid and laughing all the way around the bases. I was a photographer and I was taking pictures that day. It was one of the best baseball action photos I think I've ever taken.

    Mark LaneMark LaneVor 8 Monate
  • Yes, more sports!

    UnmercifulFateUnmercifulFateVor 8 Monate
  • wait, how did you not sue your stupid gym teacher...... hello??

    OptimificOptimificVor 8 Monate
  • they should have had you hold that bat just a bit farther away from the end, it's not fair to not teach you properly.

    Paula CandiloroPaula CandiloroVor 9 Monate
  • You're literally WAY better than I ever was trying to play baseball in gym class and I'm sighted hahaha

    EtherealBaeEtherealBaeVor 9 Monate
  • whoa I was so not prepared for the color difference there'd be immediately after stepping into the shade after just a cpl hours in the sun. you're in the same spot in the intro and then at the end but when you are wrapping up at the end you're face seemed dark than the intro. lt's crazy just clicking between 2:00 and then like 17:40 the difference in color on your face. I wish I tanned like that lol I would emerge beat red and then possibly down into a tan but only several days later and only if I stayed out consistently

    PepperPepperVor 9 Monate
  • As a div1 softball player, this made me SO PROUD and INSPIRED!!!! Go Molly!!!!!

    aurora goodaurora goodVor 9 Monate
  • I have a friend who has the same eye condition (but not as progressed) as Molly and it's really entertaining to see her try to play tennis. Lol I snowboard with her and she's a bit of a hazard but we have fun anyway!

    Shelby JoanneShelby JoanneVor 9 Monate
  • PE teachers should be required to take a class on how to specifically teach and adapt physical activities for those with special needs. Include making them do things like try to play a sport blindfold so that they have some idea what their students go through.

    Thanks HermioneThanks HermioneVor 9 Monate
  • Did the coach apologize when you came back with the brace?

    Rachel ARachel AVor 9 Monate

    ashley hernandezashley hernandezVor 9 Monate
  • Your gym teacher was an absolute moron. I'm glad I was homeschooled for high school, I didn't have to take gym! I just got to go swimming at the local indoor pool.

    Tiffany GriggTiffany GriggVor 9 Monate
  • Hi Molly I know how to play Beachball before I went deaf are used to play here in Tampa at the lighthouse for the blind but they didn’t blame for me because I was heart of hearing at the time so I still couldn’t see the ball but I hit the ball so hard and so far that everyone on base ran home and we won the team because of me I played every year and every year the lighthouse for the blind here in Tampa one until I lost all my hearing. So I don’t play no more but I know how to play because our team here in Tampa we used to win every year because of me and one other guy

    Ineko GaryIneko GaryVor 9 Monate
  • This video is so wholesome ❤️ =)

    YourFavoritePlatypusYourFavoritePlatypusVor 9 Monate
  • I know Molly would get it, but I'll probably catch shit for it : It's pretty funny watching you swing when the ball is already gone. Kind of like watching a Pinata party when the person is really dizzy and has no idea where the Pinata is. Nonetheless you did great and this will be inspiring for blind people with weapons of demolition everywhere!

    BiomirthBiomirthVor 10 Monate
  • Is there a soccer version?

    Gabe KGabe KVor 10 Monate
  • Learned only today about this, now and it makes me be like what! If this has been around a while then why is it not part of the olympics? Wtf is wrong with people not being inclusive on the olympics.

    Gabe KGabe KVor 10 Monate
  • Cheer...?

    AshleyAshleyVor 10 Monate
  • Volleyball!!!! That would be cool!!

    Makayla FrostMakayla FrostVor 10 Monate
  • Dude, this was amazing. 1. You did AWESOME! 2. The whole video I was like cheering you on like YES! MOLLY, YOU DID IT! and I'm like I would love to give it a try blind folded, it sounds like such a rewarding experience. V proud of you re-conquering baseball love! (the safe way lol) xoxo

    MadisonMadisonVor 10 Monate
  • I noticed as a blind person you don't turn your head till you're swinging but sighted people look toward the ball all the time. This was fun to watch, you were very brave. It sounds like your high school gym teacher didn't believe you were blind are was incredibly dense and didn't realize what blind meant

    Person IncognitoPerson IncognitoVor 10 Monate
  • Is molly going to turn into a beep baseball player? You did awesome molly!

    cbjgirl23cbjgirl23Vor 10 Monate
  • This is so cool! 😃

    IngridlosneslokkenIngridlosneslokkenVor 10 Monate
  • the gym teacher sounds like he was trying to be inclusive in all the wrong ways

    HannahHannahVor 10 Monate
  • Your yoga outfit is 🔥🔥

    mmbj88mmbj88Vor 10 Monate
  • Watching you try all of these new and exciting things is so empowering! You're such an inspiration to all young people!

    Deanna PrattDeanna PrattVor 10 Monate
  • Is she 100% blind?

    Thomas DunneThomas DunneVor 10 Monate
    • Yeah, she can only see very little light, shadow and some glitter I think but that’s it

      LoveMeForMeLoveMeForMeVor 10 Monate
  • This was really interesting and you did great!! I didn’t know beep baseball was a thing. I have played goalball as a sighted person (blindfolded), it was HARD!! Can you do a video of playing goalball or other blind sports that people don’t know about, I think it’s super fun!

    Sam LSam LVor 10 Monate
  • You should try using the rotomatic its a tactile mesuring tool for the blind and i think that alot of people could benifit from it if the tool was moee well known.

    Maggie PopcornMaggie PopcornVor 10 Monate
  • I loved this video! I'm so glad that they've made baseball accessible!

    Tiffany.Erin_94Tiffany.Erin_94Vor 10 Monate
  • i feel like a proud mom or a proud friend every time molly does anything that makes her prove she can do anything a seeing person can do(dont really know how to word that sorry)

    Billdip_stories X3Billdip_stories X3Vor 10 Monate
  • Cool video! Please try more sports for the blind.

    Anna on TourAnna on TourVor 10 Monate
  • Please do more sports!😍 It is so interesting and I can see how much you like it too 😊

    Emmalille_Emmalille_Vor 10 Monate
  • My response to the gym teacher I am blind u imbecile u put a blindfold on and have someone through a ball at u and u hit it and then tell me how well that went.

    sam messsam messVor 10 Monate
  • I have seen a lot of sighted ball players in our rec league who can't hit it half as well! You did awesome! And congrats on the sponsorship, that's a sweet one! Just killing it all around :D

    Heather UlmerHeather UlmerVor 10 Monate
  • Canadian and left handed Das cool

    Ronan HolmesRonan HolmesVor 10 Monate
  • id love to see you play more sports for the blind molly its really inspiring to see

    CaringBrit 7cupsCaringBrit 7cupsVor 10 Monate
  • do a goalball video, please!

    VN BVN BVor 10 Monate
  • I want to try this! I also have many memories of PE being forced to play with sighted people and being so anxious about it.

    meganmeganVor 10 Monate
  • I am sighted and in a class I took in high school they blindfolded us and had us play goal ball. It was sooooo much fun! But so silly to watch! 😂 The only sport I truly loved playing! 😂 😂 😂

    MariahMariahVor 10 Monate
  • That sounds awful. I thought my story was bad. I was in 7th grade and my teacher wanted me to play soccer. I accidentally kicked some people in the shin because fast-moving objects are difficult for me and it was school so there were no shin guards. My PE teacher told me that my team would still be penalized. I told him I couldn't and we had an IEP (individual education plan) meeting. My vision specialist and the adaptive PE specialist's solution was "Since he can't see well enough to play... Why doesn't he be a referee?" Looking back at it now it is extremely comical but at the time I was stunned and upset.

    Kevin LeongKevin LeongVor 10 Monate
  • Molly. Steve Madden has some bedazzled shoes. They are kinda chunky and when I seen them I thought of you. You should so check them out.

    Ashley GehringAshley GehringVor 10 Monate
  • Aw, Molly! What a pleasure seeing you beam of light from rewriting your baseball experience. More sport videos are btw an absolutely great idea (we used to do goal ball in my gym class where everyone got blind folded and the sport is so much fun!).

    grateful viewsgrateful viewsVor 10 Monate
  • Omg you're a lefty too!?!? Sorry that's so random but I feel like it's so rare knowing another person who's also a lefty!! Lol 😂

    Jennifer MarieJennifer MarieVor 10 Monate
  • Ooooh girl you were giving me some real gym class flashbacks with that story oh my gosh

    Cassandra DesaindeCassandra DesaindeVor 10 Monate
  • This is so beautiful!! i admire you so much and you inspire me! I personally don't have almost anyone to help me with my disease,and you are so lucky to have so much help and love! I can't move much,i have eye problems and i can't even go to school (cuz i might scare other people).

    Biotic GeneBiotic GeneVor 10 Monate
  • Good

    Samar voice channelSamar voice channelVor 10 Monate
  • I would be interested in seeing more blind sports

    Linc CLinc CVor 10 Monate
  • I assume you get tired of hearing this, but wow! I couldn't do that well, and I'm sighted! Also, I would love to see you play more sports!

    Meredith RMeredith RVor 10 Monate
  • I loved playing goal ball. I am legally blind and I'm 29. I think it would be cool watching you play goal ball and to see how you do.

    tawnyalucken11tawnyalucken11Vor 10 Monate
  • Endlessly thankful for you sharing these things ♥️

    Olivia RossOlivia RossVor 10 Monate
  • Off topic, but I'd really appreciate if you'd share what eyebrow products you use. My eyebrows have some gaps since a childhood bout of chicken pox and they are sparser than I'd like! P.S. very fun video!

    A. KinderA. KinderVor 10 Monate
  • I think gallop had fun playing in the grass. And being silly. Gallop, lucky your cute and can get away with being cheeky and silly

    Jo JoJo JoVor 10 Monate
  • This is so cool.

    Legally BlindLegally BlindVor 10 Monate
  • Am I the only one who really wants to see Molly join a blind baseball team now?

    BrittneyBrittneyVor 10 Monate

    Meebles SporellaMeebles SporellaVor 10 Monate
  • I loved watching this I used to play softball up until fast pitch I was so used to having the ball thrown slower that just hitting the ball when it was fast I couldn’t do it I want to start playing again soon

    Sheyenne ThurmondSheyenne ThurmondVor 10 Monate
  • Doesn't the typical woman have less muscle? So if anything women's sports are more impressive but still less celebrated

    Amy PanderpAmy PanderpVor 10 Monate
  • You should collab with yes theory

    Ashley FauchaldAshley FauchaldVor 10 Monate
  • This honestly gave me happy tears! I love seeing you try and learn new things!

    Caitlin S.Caitlin S.Vor 11 Monate
  • Do you see stars when you get up too fast

    Stehplatz B.Stehplatz B.Vor 11 Monate
  • you should try Horse back riding next!!!

    Baylee TorrezBaylee TorrezVor 11 Monate
  • I'd like you to try any sport that is possible for blind people. I never even thought about baseball until I saw you doing this. I only knew about blind soccer before, but I guess there is so much more what you could try out. It's pretty interesting to see what is possible today and HOW it is possible. So if you want, create a surprise 😁

    Manni FinalSummerManni FinalSummerVor 11 Monate
  • closer and closer to that 2nd million 😁

    Leander Vernol GarciaLeander Vernol GarciaVor 11 Monate
  • Can I just say I love your eyes ❤️

    Live love DogsLive love DogsVor 11 Monate
  • Tbh, I was waiting for it to hit her in the face

    SaltShakerSaltShakerVor 11 Monate
  • Blind Girl is very nice gaming ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Master UserMaster UserVor 11 Monate
  • Hey Molly! I play softball for girls and I loved seeing you playing this! I thought you did great and thank you for making this video!

    Hope SoapHope SoapVor 11 Monate
  • What happened to the Juice Cleanse Video?

    BieVieBieVieVor 11 Monate
  • What happened to the juice video?

    Amanda SAmanda SVor 11 Monate