Heritage baseball team will be on 'Today' show

Heritage baseball team will be on 'Today' show

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Heritage baseball team will be on 'Today' show

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The Heritage baseball team won Palm Bay's spring break tournament last week.

The Heritage baseball team won Palm Bay’s spring break tournament last week.

They are so ready for their close-up.

Thanks to FLORIDA TODAY’s story about the Heritage High Panthers baseball team and head coach Rob Querry’s offer to let the players name his next son, the team will be featured on the “Today” show about 8 a.m. Saturday. (It is the day after April Fool’s Day, but trust us, this is no joke. And neither is the offer to “name my baby.”)

Querry told the players they could name his son if the team could win 14 games, which would guarantee its first winning season. The story was picked up by media across the nation and beyond, even the UK’s Daily Mail.

Heritage opened in fall 2009. FLORIDA TODAY will be at the field Saturday morning to cover the television appearance.

Check back for updates.

McCallum is FLORIDA TODAY‘s high school sports reporter.

Contact McCallum at 321-242-3698 or bmccallum@floridatoday.com.

Twitter: @brian_mccallum and @321preps

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