Teddy and Jim Ed - Clicky on photo for awesomeness
As I mentioned previously, Jim Rice is my favorite Red Sox player. He's driving the golf cart above and his passenger is none other than the late Ted Kennedy. This picture was taken on Opening Day at Fenway in April 2009. It's one of my all time favorite photos. Ted threw out the first pitch at Fenway that day and Jim was his catcher, standing only a few feet from the mound. Just another magical experience at Fenway.
Official photo of him throwing out the first pitch - he certainly looks less frail in this one.
As a baseball player Jim Rice must have signed thousands and thousands of photos but when he signed the one of the two of them, he asked for a copy for himself. Ironic to see the baseball hall of famer become a fan when it's a photo of an icon (Ted Kennedy).
As I'm sure you know, Ted passed away (4) months later in August. I often wondered if throwing out that first pitch was something he did for himself - part of a bucket list, or for us - Red Sox/Kennedy fans.
It humbles me to think about it and not much really humbles me. :)