Major League Baseball rallies around the volunteer point guard
In the summer of 2021, abc27 introduces you to Nate Brame, a longtime volunteer scorekeeper who has become known affectionately as the “heart” of Linglestown Baseball.
Last Christmas Eve, Brami suffered a very serious medical emergency and has been hospitalized ever since.
“You expect to see Nate when you come to the field,” said Brett Bentz, president of the Linglestown Baseball Association. “A joy…knowing all the kids and their families. It’s going to be a tough time this season without Nate here.”
Bram is not expected to be in the dugout this season, as his long-term prognosis is uncertain.
“He still needs 24/7 care,” Bentz said. “It’s making slow progress, but it’s still a long way to go.”
The league is here for this long haul. They are coming to the aid of the man who has helped them for nearly 30 years.
People from the league visit Brami every day.
“He was definitely informed,” Bentz said. “He still nods at things he agrees with and things he doesn’t.”
And they set up a file GoFundMe campaign To help Brami’s mother with medical expenses. In a few weeks, hitting the local community, they doubled their financial goal.
“We just want to let him know we’re there for him, we’re still thinking about him and he’s still a part of baseball,” Bentz said. “It’s different without Nate in the room, so we wish him the best and we’re all out there for the long road ahead with him.”
Visitors from the league are welcome by Brame’s mother, Bentz said, as they helped cheer him up. If you would like more information on how Nate can help, you can contact the Linglestown Baseball Association at Facebook page.