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Co-Owner Of NJ Baseball Business Urges Governor To Give Youth Sports The Green Light

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CBS2 NEWS INVESTIGATES IN SPORTS NOW, THE QUESTION OF WHEN TO ALLOW KIDS IN NEW JERSEY TO PLAY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AGAIN

OTIS LIVINGSTON WENT STRAIGHT TO GOVERNOR MURPHY FOR AN ANSWER AROUND THE STATE, FRIDAY IS OUTDOOR BATTING CAGE DAY, ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES GOVERNOR MURPHY GAVE THE OKAY TO REOPEN WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER OUTDOOR SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL ACTIVITIES? WHEN WILL THEY BE GIVEN THE GO- AHEAD TO HIT THE FIELD AGAIN? THE OWNER OF PS2 BASEBALL IN NEW JERSEY WANTS TO KNOW SHE DECIDED TO TAKE A VIDEO TO GOVERNOR MURPHY ON BEHALF OF THE 1000 SMALL BASEBALL BUSINESSES, NONPROFIT RECREATIONAL LEAGUES, TEAMS, PARENTS AND UMPIRES THAT MAKE UP THE NEW JERSEY BASEBALL COALITION WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU TO GET THESE KIDS SAFELY BACK ON THE FIELD JUNE 1

THERE'S A WAY TO DO IT, WE HAVE A PLAN, WE NEED YOUR HELP AND WE NEED YOU TO LISTEN TO US Reporter: THE GROUP MADE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION THAT ILLUSTRATES AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT WILL BE TAKEN WHICH WERE SENT TO THE GOVERNOR I GOT ANGRY, I GOT FRUSTRATED YOU KNOW, I'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE THERE'S GOTTA BE A WAY TO DO THIS, I HAD THE FEELING, WE ALL HAD THE FEELING IN THE COALITION, YOUTH SPORTS IN GENERAL WAS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PRIORITY LIST

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THIS MORNING I TRAVELED TO TRENTON TO ASK THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF Reporter: HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO OUTDOOR BASEBALL AND EVENTUALLY INDOOR FACILITIES BEING OPEN? WE ARE NOT THERE YET WE WOULD ASK THE FOLKS, THE MOM AND EVERYBODY TO PLEASE KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, KNOW IT IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO GET TO WITHOUT QUESTION IT IS OVERWHELMING, THE RATIONALE TO DO IT TO DO IT SAFELY IS OVERWHELMING IT IS MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL FITNESS, IT IS GOING OUT, CHEERING FOR OUR KIDS, ALL THE REASONS WE DO SPORTS

WITH THEM, I HOPE WE GET THERE SOONER THAN LATER Reporter: BETH ADDED THE MENTAL SIDE OF BEING COOPED UP INSIDE CANNOT BE OVERLOOKED SHE SAYS THE KIDS ARE

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