Stealing First is coming this spring from Deeds Publishing. A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Nothing—not the state championship, Disney World, President Obama waving at me, or getting my own baseball card—can top the night of April 18, 2013. On that night, I was at the Great American Ball Park as batboy for the Cincinnati Reds. It was the second time I was the Reds’ batboy. The year before, I was an honorary batboy for the Reds because my parents won a bid at a silent auction. When I walked on the field in that first game and met the players, it was so exciting! That night the Reds hit seven home runs and Manager Dusty Baker said, “Seems you’re our good luck charm, Teddy.” I guess that’s why they invited me back.