A 30-year-old with Down syndrome proved so inspirational to the Cincinnati Reds during a stint as a batboy that he will soon be the subject of an ESPN profile.
It took just one game last summer for Ted Kremer to make his mark on Major League Baseball. Working as an honorary batboy, Kremer’s infectious energy livened the dugout and helped propel the team to victory after they initially trailed in the game.
Last week he was back for the team’s opening night, escorting Miss Ohio and Miss Teen Ohio with a film crew in tow. ESPN plans to air an “E:60″ profile on Kremer this fall highlighting the connection he has made with the Reds’ players.
“I hadn’t seen Teddy since he bat-boyed for us last year, and he came in here (before the game) and was giving hugs and high-fives and pumpin’ us up again,” one player told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I told somebody that if Teddy’s your batboy, you could take an 0-for-6 (at the plate), and you’d never even think about it because he puts you in such a good mood.” To read more click here.