Jim Abbott at the Pan American Games

  • Season 2 , Ep 9
  • 08/26/2014
  • Views: 1,417

Despite being born without a right hand, pitcher Jim Abbott proves be a great baseball player. (2:30)

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AND THE NATIONAL TEAMTAKE HIM DOWN

TO THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES,

AND THE BIGGEST SUPERPOWER

IN THE PAN AMERICAN GAMESIS CUBA,

FIDEL CASTRO'S CUBA,

BECAUSE FIDEL LOVES COMMUNISM

AND HE LOVES BASEBALL.

THOSE ARE A COUPLE THINGSHE LOVES.

THERE ISA HUGE SEPARATION

BETWEEN THE AMERICANAND CUBAN REGIME.

JIM ABBOTT WALKS OUTAND STARTS FOR AMERICA,

AND EVERYBODY IN THE PLACEIS LIKE, BOO!

WE ARE CUBAN,

THE GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYERSIN THE WORLD.

HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY THINKYOU CAN BEAT US?

AMERICANS WITH TWO HANDSCAN'T BEAT US.

[inspirational music]

HE WAS LIKE, OH, THAT'S NICETHAT YOU'RE CUBAN.

I DON'T GIVE A [bleep].

HIS PERFORMANCEIN THE PAN AMERICAN CUBA GAMES

WAS SO REMARKABLE

THAT BY THE ENDOF THE GAME,

50,000 CUBANS--

THEY GAVE HIM A STANDING OVATIONWHEN HE LEFT THE FIELD.

THERE WERE NO AMERICANSIN THE STAND,

BECAUSE THEY WERE NOTALLOWED IN CUBA.

AND, LIKE, FIDEL CASTROCAME DOWN,

SHOOK HIS HANDAND WAS LIKE, NICE.

THAT WAS A BIG DEAL,

TELLINGAN AMERICAN PLAYER "NICE."

AND HE WENT ON TO PLAYFOR, LIKE, TEN YEARS

IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.

EVERY STEP OF THE WAY,

HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE,THE MAJORS,

PEOPLE SAID,CAN YOU DO IT?

HE WAS SUCH A POSITIVE PERSON.

HE WOULD SAY STUFF LIKE,EVERYONE HAS DISABILITIES.

MINE ARE JUST MORE VISIBLE.

IT MAKES EVERYBODY FEEL

THAT THEY'RE IN HIS CAMP.

IT'S INCREDIBLE.I RESPECT THAT [bleep].

LOOK AT YOUR LIMITATIONSAND SAY,

[bleep] YOU, LIMITATIONS.

I'M GONNA DO WHATEVER I WANT.AND THAT'S THE AMERICAN DREAM.

- [whispers]WOW.

- UM, WHAT ELSEDO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT?

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