Teddy was a batboy for the Reds game Thursday when he announced in bits and pieces that he wanted three things: 11 runs for the Reds, 11 strikeouts for the pitching staff — a local pizza company, LaRosa’s, gives fans a free pizza when the Reds whiff 11 batters, and Teddy loves that pizza — and a home run for Todd Frazier.
The Reds scored those 11 runs and recorded those 11 strikeouts. As for Frazier, this is what Teddy told him before his at-bat in the sixth inning: “Come on, hit me a home run, I love you.”
And this is what Frazier told Teddy: “I love you too. I’ll hit you one.”
I love you too.
That’s reason No. 1 why Todd Frazier is my favorite player. Not that he promised Teddy a home run, but because he told Teddy, “I love you too.” Ballplayer or not, who does that? What grown man tells another grown man that? My favorite player does.
Architect Bart Prince dreamt up a fantastical house in Columbus, Ohio, distinguished by dynamic, flowing spaces. The owner describes the home as a place for big kids with, for instance, secret passageways hidden within the masonry walls. A 75-foot-long serpentine pool, lined with mirror-and-glass mosaics, winds its way along the lower level of the house. “The owner wanted a lap pool running through a tropical garden, with palm trees and bananas and views of the sky,” the architect says. “The living spaces are arranged around that.”
I’ve tried to keep the “my vacation was AWESOME” stuff to a minimum here, but if I can find appropriate things to post I’m going to!
Ray Wold’s “Burning Man” man act was maybe the most amazing part of the phenomenal Cirque Du Soleil show “O.” This site was originally named “Well, That’s Just Great” because in addition to snarky sarcasm I hoped to feature examples of true greatness that filled me with happiness.