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"Baseball Buddha" hits a Canaries game

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(Sioux Falls)-  John Reimer decided to make a major life change earlier this year after listening to his father.

"Last summer, my father had triple bypass surgery, and he started thinking about his own mortality.  And we were talking as he was lying there, and he thought about the things he hadn't done, and he asked me what I would like to do.  And I knew what a I wanted to do." says Reimer  

    So the 47-year old Milwaukee Wisconsin resident quit his job at a medical supply company.  In February, he started traveling around the country watching a baseball game every day, from the Major Leagues to Little League, to this stop for a Canaries game in Sioux Falls.

"There's baseball playing being played everyday. I wanted to see how the game interacts, with the people."  

      John saved some money and got some sponsors, and he lives as inexpensively as possible.

"I sleep in my car about 80 percent of the time."

      His journey will end with the final game of the World Series.  And then he's not sure what he'll do.

"I could write a book with all of the information I've gotten, but really I don't know what i'm going to do for sure. I just wanted to live life on my own terms."   
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