Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Incredible Kid" throws out first pitch at Sox game

Boston's "Absolutely Incredible Kid" is quickly becoming a local celebrity. First she earned the media spotlight after winning a citywide contest in search of students with absolutely incredible success stories. Since then, third-grader Brenda Tejeda Baez has received additional gifts from donors to support her family and her school, the Agassiz Elementary. And on Saturday, she threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Red Sox slugger David Ortiz before the Angels game at Fenway Park. Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino welcomed Brenda, her mother and godmother, her teachers Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Feeney, and other special guests, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino and classmate Jamile Paulino. The team presented Brenda with gifts from Reebok and a new bookcase autographed by Red Sox players. Brenda must have brought the team good luck, because the Sox beat the Angels 8-0, including a three-run homer by Ortiz. Pictured here, Brenda gets a hug from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

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