The feel-good story of baseball happened Thursday night in Cincinnati.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier blasted a home run off the Miami Marlins’ John Maine. But it wasn’t just any home run. It will likely be one of the bigger homers of Frazier’s career.
You see, the Reds batboy was Teddy Kremer, who has Down syndrome. Kremer had two simple requests: He wanted a home run by Frazier and for the team to score 11 runs so everyone received free pizza.
The Teddy Kremer exacta came in as Frazier hit a 421-foot home run in the sixth inning of the Reds’ 11-1 win. Yep, 11 runs equals free pizza.
"I started smiling even before I hit home plate because I knew it," Frazier said. "They said he forgot to pick the bat up, so the umpire was yelling at him. … You can’t get mad — even if you have a terrible day. How can you be mad when you’ve got a guy like that around?"
Added shortstop Zack Cozart, "Teddy’s awesome, this is the second time he’s been the batboy since I’ve been here."
Check out the home run and Kremer’s excitement here: