Teddy brings a smile to Brandon Phillips face.
Eric D. Schabell
This is not a Boston Red Sox story, nor is this a Cincinnati Reds story.
It is bigger than a single team.
This is about baseball, a love of the game that is pure joy to watch.
It is about Ted Kramer's love of the game.
Tonight on ESPN's 'E:60' between 7-8PM, there will be a 12-15 minute profile that tells the story of the man’s journey from Down syndrome diagnosis to toast of the town.
It all started when Ted, or Teddy as they call him, won a silent auction to be the Reds bat boy for a day back in April. His parents bought him this gift, which was to be for a kid aged 15-19 but the Reds made an exception for Teddy who was 29 years old, which they thought would be a one time appearance.
It has turned into so much more.
He arrived at the Reds clubhouse and brought with him a pure and simple joy, a love of baseball and all that is around him in his daily life. He asked for only two things.