By: Evan Jankens
This story is the reason I always wanted to get involved in sports. Teddy Kremer, a 30-year-old with Down syndrome, was the bat boy for the Cincinnati Reds last night. Kremer asked Todd Frazier to hit him a home run and that’s exactly what happened. In the sixth inning, up 9-1, Frazier went to deep center field and crushed a HR. The scene that took place at home plate after the HR is something that Kremer will forever remember.
Frazier, who was greeted by a jumping and smiling Kremer, probably couldn’t believe he actually had done what he was requested. “I started smiling even before I hit home plate because I knew it. They said he forgot to pick the bat up, so the umpire was yelling at him.”
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This is very similar to the episode of “Seinfeld” when New York Yankees outfielder Paul O’Neill was asked to hit two home runs to lift the spirits of a kid in a hospital and Kramer promised him that O’Neill would hit two. Why two you ask? Because in Kramer’s eyes “two is better than one.”