Voice of the D'Backs helps out Peoria Little Leaguers - New York News

Voice of the D'Backs helps out Peoria Little Leaguers

Posted: Updated:
PEORIA, Ariz. -

Earlier this week we told you about some valley little leaguers who were left in the dark when vandals tried stealing the copper wire from their ball field lights.

But Thursday night, the lights were back on -- and it was game on once again.

Only this time, these young ball players were treated like pros, thanks to a familiar voice.

He's the voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks. But Thursday announcer Chuck Drago brought his big league talents to some excited little leaguers in Peoria.

"I heard about this on Fox News about how these kids weren't able to play Tuesday night because some criminals damaged the lights out here and it was kind of disheartening, kind of a bummer for these kids," says Drago.

All of it happened on the same night that the kids were trying to raise money for a local charity.

"It's pretty sickening," says Shannon Oughton, Little League mom.

Shannon Oughton says the hardest part was trying to explaining to her son why they couldn't take the field.

"We had to go home and explain to our kids that unfortunately thieves were the reason we couldn't play our baseball game tonight."

So the voice of Chase Field went to D'backs management to offer up his services.

"Said you know if you want, I'd like to come out and announce the games and it might turn something that was a bummer for these kids and turn it into something kind of cool," says Drago.

"We're huge Diamondbacks fans and when I told my son and the rest of the team they couldn't wait to get out of bed today to go to school because they could come here after school!"

Don't be surprised if you see some of these little guys in the big league soon -- but on this night, they were treated to the next best thing.

"Just an awesome facility out here -- the lights are on which is great for these kids to get to play ball and I miss baseball. It's been over a month since I announced my last game so I kind of like coming out here and doing it again."

Follow this story: Attempted copper theft suspects damage lights in Peoria park

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Startups flock to NY TechDay

    Startups flock to NY TechDay

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:40:26 GMT
    NY TechDay is where the hottest new startups come every year. More than 400 of them from all different countries come to check out the NYC tech scene. Our first stop at Pier 92 was Rent Hackr, a website with renter generated data to help apartment hunters. Then we checked out Karma, a portable Wi-Fi device that lets you share hot spots with friends.
    NY TechDay is where the hottest new startups come every year. More than 400 of them from all different countries come to check out the NYC tech scene. Our first stop at Pier 92 was Rent Hackr, a website with renter generated data to help apartment hunters. Then we checked out Karma, a portable Wi-Fi device that lets you share hot spots with friends.
  • PETA protests Central Park horse-drawn carriages

    PETA protests Central Park horse-drawn carriages

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:08:12 GMT
    Chanting the mayor's name in appreciation, some 50 demonstrators protested horse-drawn carriages in the city on Thursday. The protest was organized by PETA and NYCLASS after a horse fell on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday. The protestors said the horse was spooked by a bus and cited witness accounts who shot some video. The horse that fell is 15-year-old Spartacus.
    Chanting the mayor's name in appreciation, some 50 demonstrators protested horse-drawn carriages in the city on Thursday. The protest was organized by PETA and NYCLASS after a horse fell on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday. The protestors said the horse was spooked by a bus and cited witness accounts who shot some video. The horse that fell is 15-year-old Spartacus.
  • Superstorm Sandy

    NYU Langone unveils rebuilt emergency room

    NYU Langone unveils rebuilt emergency room

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:54:40 GMT
    A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, a major city emergency facility that was destroyed finally fully reopened Thursday — with waterproof walls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries to celebrate the emergency complex at the NYU Langone Medical Center, which is now triple the size of the old one and equipped with the latest technology.
    A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, a major city emergency facility that was destroyed finally fully reopened Thursday — with waterproof walls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries to celebrate the emergency complex at the NYU Langone Medical Center, which is now triple the size of the old one and equipped with the latest technology.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices