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Copperas Cove Baseball Team supports player's grandfather battling COVID-19

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:01:36-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs had their season come to a halt due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but when one of their biggest and loudest fans came down with the virus - the team knew they had to do something to help.

David Cimmino’s grandfather rarely missed a game. As one of Copperas Cove’s biggest fans, he looked forward to watching his grandson and the Dawgs take to the diamond every spring.

“He’s always traveled. Like he has always come to most of my baseball games my whole life even before high school,” said David Cimmino.

“We started practicing, and I was trying to figure out whose grandfather that was. Eventually I found out, but I thought that was great he would come out to every practice and every game to support David,” said Bryant Lopez.

While the team deals with losing the majority of its season, David’s grandfather is actually fighting Coronavirus, currently being treated in the hospital.

“I’ve been in Christianity my whole life, so we all, my family, has just kinda put this in God’s hands and we were hoping he can handle it,” said David Cimmino.

Being diagnosed with COVID-19 can be lonely. Friends and family are not allowed to come and visit while David’s grandfather remains in the hospital to prevent further exposure.

The Bulldawgs decided they wanted to show their love and appreciation to someone who never failed to show his support from the bleachers.

“We’re all in our houses and its really hard to do anything for anyone, so we thought the least that we could do is create a post in support for David’s grandfather,” said Bryant Lopez.

While they may all be separated now, what David most looks forward to, is being back on the field with his team, and seeing his biggest fan in the stands.

The picture the team made for David’s grandfather will be framed and taken to him in the hospital this week.