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Cincinnati Redsí Todd Frazier delivers home run after ball boy Ted Kremerís request
Yahoo ^ | April 19, 2013 | David Brown

Posted on 04/19/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

In 2012, the parents of Ted Kremer attended a fundraiser and won a silent auction for their son to be a bat boy at a Cincinnati Reds game. Even though the prize was supposed to be for someone aged 15-19, the Reds made an exception in part because Ted — 29 years old at the time — also happens to have Down syndrome. The Kremers expected it to be a token appearance. It was anything but.

Ted Kremer's enthusiastic turn as bat boy on Aug. 17 might have been the highlight of the Reds' season (aside from making the playoffs). He surprised his parents — shocked them, really — by performing, with guidance, all of the required bat boy duties. That, along with his irrepressible attitude, made a big impression on the Reds players. So much so that they brought him back for another go Thursday night.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: baseball; frazier; reds
An example of sunshine amid the gloom.
1 posted on 04/19/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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As a lifelong Pirate's fan, I tip my hat to the Reds!

Class act.

2 posted on 04/19/2013 1:19:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

..a home run in more ways than one...


3 posted on 04/19/2013 1:21:39 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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4 posted on 04/19/2013 1:23:35 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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Well that was a nice little break :-)


5 posted on 04/19/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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6 posted on 04/19/2013 1:44:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was there last night and it was so cool to watch. While I was unaware of the back story, you could clearly see the man’s condition. Hearing the reason for the celebration after the HR made it even more fun to have watched. I have always admired how Frazier plays but now I have z little more admiration for him.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 1:48:21 PM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: facedown

The photog needs a better camera, the picture is too blurry.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 1:49:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: facedown

LOVE it!


9 posted on 04/19/2013 1:50:34 PM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: facedown

Which one has downs syndrome?


10 posted on 04/19/2013 2:02:27 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A wonderful story. But the umpire desperately needs a clue.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 2:02:38 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks, I needed that. Even ESPN is all over the Boston story.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 2:02:47 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: facedown

Norman Rockwell, right there.

Sweet!


13 posted on 04/19/2013 2:05:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

ping for later


14 posted on 04/19/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks for posting the story.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 3:02:28 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: lewislynn

What do you mean?


16 posted on 04/19/2013 4:15:25 PM PDT by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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