MLB

Inspirational batboy believes in Reds

Ted Kremer
Ted Kremer brought a smile to Brandon Phillips' face.
NESN YARDBARKER
Share This Story

   
 

Ted Kremer may have only spent one day in the Reds' dugout, but he's a part of the team even from home.

MLB postseason on FOX

OCTOBER'S BEST

Full coverage of the 2012 Fall Classic is at World Series Central.

Kremer's parents won a silent auction that annointed him batboy for a day on Aug. 17. The 29-year-old may not have been in the recommended "age 15 to 19" age bracket, but the Reds' superfan, who has Down Syndrome, got to live out his dream anyway.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Kremer walked into the Great American Ballpark and already knew everyone by name from broadcasters Jim Kelch and Tom Brennaman to hitting coach Brook Jacoby and CEO Phil Castellini.

Luckily, the players fell in love with him immediately as well. Kremer gave second baseman Brandon Phillips a high five on the way to an at-bat that had him laughing through the pitching sequence.

"People are blessed in their own way," Phillips told the Enquirer. "Teddy came in here and blessed us with his energy and his presence that day: Enjoy life, be yourself, go out and play hard. Give it all you got. That’s Teddy. He’s a reminder to us all."

NOBODY IS SAFE

See the call at second base that set off Joe Girardi and got him ejected from Game 2 of the ALCS.

Kremer brought the Reds good luck that day as they went on to win 7-3. He brought some lessons he learned in the dugout home with him.

Kremer started clapping in the Cininnati dugout when the Reds had just two outs in the ninth inning. Reds first baseman Joey Votto told Kremer, "We celebrate when there are three out."

As the Reds finished off their Game 1 victory against the Giants, Kremer sat in his living room with his family and told them, "Now, we can celebrate." There were three outs of course.

Since Kremer has seen the team from inside the dugout, he's allowed to have an expert opinion on the 2012 Reds. He's predicting big things for the team.

"The Reds beat the Giants, and then win the National League championship," Kremer told the Enquirer. "They'll win the World Series. And then bring the World Series trophy downtown."

Even if you're not a Reds fan, you've got to be happy for Kremer's joy when he sees his team win.

Tagged: Reds

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



MLB Videos

Bautista talks Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Jose Bautista discusses Derek Jeter's career and his final appearance in the MLB...

Jeter honored to play in last All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Derek Jeter compares his first All-Star Game experience with his last, Mike Trou...

Matheny defends Wainwright: He's out there to compete Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Mike Matheny comments on the media's reaction to Adam Wainwright's joke about le...

SimLeague Baseball - Simulation Baseball Game

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Yankees/browse/featuredproduct/606363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_606000/ff_606363_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash
    Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Tigers/browse/featuredproduct/1064043/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1064000/ff_1064043_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Gray http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067359/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067359_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room Pullover Hoodie - Steel http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067382/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067382_xl.jpg&w=100 54.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room 39THIRTY Flex Hat - Charcoal/Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067785/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067785_xl.jpg&w=100 31.95 New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Ro..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068294/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068294_xl.jpg&w=100 21.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Bl..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice Performance Jersey - Black/Orange http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068787/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068787_xl.jpg&w=100 94.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice P..