More than 20 years after he was discharged from the Marine Corps, Orcutt resident Steve Baird maintains the same degree of dedication to country and brotherhood that he did in uniform, but now he’s doing it in civilian clothes.

You’re likely to see him wearing a Band of Brothers jersey, which represents a league of veteran and first responder softball teams which play each other on the Central Coast. They started playing in 2015 and have expanded to multiple cities. Every time he plays, he said, it feels like a world series.

For Baird, the participation represents a mentality to look after the men and woman who served. Eventually, he said, all service members come home. The glory fades and sometimes that can be hard for some to handle.