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Marlins meet with inspiring young journalist


JUPITER, Fla. -- By midmorning on Friday, a handful of players had lined up for sit-down interviews with a guest journalist at camp.

Malcolm Harris-Gowdie, 24, from nearby Port St. Lucie, has autism and cerebral palsy. He is an aspiring sports television broadcaster who was in town to raise autism awareness.

Steve Cishek, Jeff Baker, Mike Dunn and Giancarlo Stanton were among those who sat for interviews, which aired on CBS 12 in West Palm Beach.

One of the messages Harris-Gowdie delivers is that anyone can live their dreams.

"No limits, whatsoever," Harris-Gowdie said. "I want to be a sportscaster. This has been my passion ever since I was a kid, to be in front of the microphone. I know every single statistic in sports."

The questions the players were asked were light and fun.

"I want to ask the players: What advice would you give kids if they wanted to play in the Majors?" he said. "If they weren't playing baseball, what sport would they play? What was your 'welcome' moment to the Majors? Who was your favorite baseball player growing up and why? And your favorite team?"

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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