Teddy Kremer is a huge Cincinnati Reds fan. So the team made him an honorary bat boy on Thursday. It wasn't the first time he'd done so, that was last year. But after that experience, the 30-year-old with Down Syndrome has stayed involved with the team.
In the sixth inning, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier would be coming up to bat, and Teddy asked him to hit a home run. Frazier is good pals, so he joked around and said he would.
And he did.
The joy Teddy Kremer shows even puts a smile on the umpire's face. He's so excited he even forgets to do his job at first, until the ump calls him over. Watch for Teddy coming from the lower right when Frazier touches homeplate. After the game, Frazier told reporters that even even started smiling when he rounded third base and saw Teddy already out of the dugout. "How could you not?," he said. "He's such a great guy."
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