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Ted .. Feel good story of the day

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    The Reds are a class organization. Hats off to them, and to Ted.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Terrific stuff, great pic of Brandon Phillips heading to the plate with a huge smile on his face.
  4. accguy

    accguy Member

    Yep, very nice story. A pleasant surprise from a sports section that produces few of them.
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    All I could think reading the story is how I'd love to see video of that at-bat. Great story.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful story. Made my day.
  7. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    That picture of Ted running back to the dugout and Phillips smiling huge behind him is priceless. It truly catches the sentiment of the entire story. Great work.
  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    George F. Will has a son with Downs. He wrote this on the occasion of his son's 40th birthday this past summer:

    I first became a fan of Will's when he commemorated this son's 21st birthday. This particular passage in that column still resonates with me:

  9. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Really nice story right there.
  10. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member


    In all seriousness, I remember reading the 40th birthday column and loving it. While I'm glad my sons don't have Down syndrome, if I have the relationship with them that George Will has with his son, I'll consider myself a lucky man.

    Also, I had a friend back in the day named Jon Will (not this one, obviously), and I have to make a conscious effort to read those columns and not picture him.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Great read. Really cool story.
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