SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Chiefs return to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. For a 46th straight year, Chiefs players visited the hospital on Monday to put smiles on the kids' faces.
A group of players met some of the pediatric patients. They exchanged hellos and baseball conversation. The children were also hooked up with souvenirs and signatures.
Both the patients and the players came away with an experience they won't forget.
"I have no words for it. It's nice to give back to kids who may be less fortunate or just don't have the opportunities. For us, it just, you know, kind of reinvigorates us. We have a love for the game. To see their smiles, just by being able to talk to them and play with them or sign something, I don't have words that. It's an amazing feeling," said shortstop Zach Walters.
And the players even broke some rules, helping the kids get away with throwing a ball indoors.