Magic at Regions Field!

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Monday night was a huge time for Tucker Wick. He made his debut with the Southern League-leading Birmingham Barons.  “He’s going to be our mentor,” said Barons manager Julio Vinas. ”Make us realize the important things in life.”  Wick isn’t your average minor-leaguer.  He’s a six-year old boy suffering from Spina Bifida, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.  He was granted a wish by Magic Moments, a Birmingham based organization that grants non-medical wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.  “I did not expect the treatment that he got today,” says his mother Christie Wick. ”He’s blessed to have been a part of this.”

During his one-day stint with the Barons, Tucker got his own locker, took in team warm-ups, and had a meet and greet with Barons mascot, Babe Ruff.  “It’s always a great thing, just to see the kid smile and have a great day with us,” said Vinas.

Tucker was one of several Magic Moments recipients getting a Barons experience.  Patients also served as honorary batboys and threw out the first pitch.

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