“I should have gotten in on that one,” he said last week.
Haverhill singer Jillian Cardarelli performed the national Anthem for the NHL’s Nashville Predators before their Sunday matchup with the New York Islanders. Currently residing in Nashville while pursuing her singing career, Cardarelli has frequently performed the anthem at the TD Garden before Celtics and Bruins games.
If you have ever known someone with a disability, or simply have a soul, the story of Teddy Kremer of the Cincinnati Reds has to warm your heart.
Kremer, a 30-year-old with Down Syndrome and life-long Reds fan, has become bat boy and emotional leader for his favorite team. His family won an auction for him to be bat boy for one day last year, and his enthusiasm led the Reds to hire him.
ESPN’s excellent E:60 series documented his story this week, and it is really worth a watch. Google “Teddy Kremer Reds” to find a link to the story.
Straight outta Compton
Richard Sherman is known as the shutdown corner and outspoken leader of the Seattle Seahawks, currently the best team in the NFL, and also the man that asked Tom Brady, “You mad bro?” after the Seahawks beat the Patriots last season.
But bet you didn’t know he was the salutatorian of his senior class at Dominguez High School.