Can't Stump The Shrimp

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smartypants.jpgNo, not the WoW shrimp. I'm talking about 8 year old Eddie Richardson of Smyrna, GA. The kid says he knows the position of all 750 major league ballplayers. Reporter and skeptical harpy Helena Oliveiro decided to make the kid prove it by testing him.

• Left field, San Diego Padres?

"Scott Hairston"

• Who is Andrew Sisco?

"Pitcher, Chicago White Sox, on the DL"

• Seattle Mariners, first base?

"Miguel Cairo"

For years, Eddie, who started reading at age 4, quietly studied the newspaper every morning.

His dad didn't realize his son's talent with baseball stats until last summer.

"By third day of golf camp, all of the golf pros surrounded Eddie and they kept quizzing him on baseball and they couldn't stump him," said his father, Ed Richardson. "The golf pro pulled me aside and said, 'This is not normal.'

Screw you golf pro. Raise your own kids. Eddie Richardson loves baseball and is quite "normal," no matter how at peace you are with having to buy your son a dollhouse for his birthday.

Eddie if you're reading this, email me. I want you to write a guest column.

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14 Comments

Weepy, overweight, handlebar mustache wearing former closer, Detroit Tigers?
Todd Jones.

Okay smartass. Who plays short center field for the Cleveland Spiders?

That dude is smart. If someone asked me who Sisco is, I'd guess the dude that wrote "The Thong Song"

golf camp?

@ CTC

"Screw you golf pro. Raise your own kids. Eddie Richardson loves baseball and is quite "normal," no matter how at peace you are with having to buy your son a dollhouse for his birthday."

Classic!

Beginning to like you again....eh....not really

Moppet's Massive Mind Makes Me Mad

Reporter: "OK, kid--you're at 749. For the win: DH, Seattle Mariners."

Eddie: "Um..."

Reporter: "It's Jose Vidro."

Eddie: "NO FUCKING WAY!!!"

@UU

The campfire ghost stories are all about Payne Stewart

@CTC, ouch.

What is this, "Joke about athletes who died in plane crashes" Day at WoW? Right now Roberto Clemente is sitting in heaven's internet cafe hitting F5 in hopes that he'll get namedropped on WoW.

@UTFLW, was Thurman Munson mentioned today or are we waiting for Saturday to do that?

Eddie if you're reading this, email me. I want you to write a guest column.

About what? Memorization techniques? Yu-gi-oh? Surviving a week at golf camp?

Heaven's internet coffee shop is called "Hallowed Grounds"

"Eddie if you're reading this, email me."

Why don't you have a seat over here, CTC?

/chris hanson'd

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