The fight to keep the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the Southern Tier is getting a boost from an unlikely source... the team's ball boy.

One of many to be concerned following a Major League Baseball proposal to axe dozens of minor league baseball teams across the nation, Binghamton Rumble Ponies ball boy Caleb Miller has started a petition on Change.org.

In the petition, which has a 1,000 signature goal, Miller explains that he has attended several games since he was a kid, and landed the best job a kid could get when he was 15 years old:

Mr. [MLB Commissioner] Rob Manfred, if you think that getting rid of something that is one of the only things we have left in this city is “best for business��� I’m afraid you’re wrong. If you get rid of Binghamton baseball you’re getting rid of 100+ years of history and not to mention throwing away memories that nothing can replace. -- Caleb Miller

As of writing, the petition is at 866 signatures. Let's help Caleb get there!

You can sign Caleb's petition by clicking here.

[via Spectrum News Southern Tier/USA Today]