Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alec Tongour And His Amazing Ability for Baseball Trivia: Interviews/Quizzing by 106.7 The Fan and Billy Ripken (MLB Network)

My son Alec has an uncommon strength.  He has a remarkable memory, loves sports (especially baseball) , and accordingly, can recall all sorts of baseball stats.  In 2014, he was randomly interviewed on 106.7 The FAN, the DC sports radio network.  That interview led to an article about Alec and the Lab School which he attends and which we are blessed to have in DC.  It is a school for bright kids who have learning differences.  Here is the link to that interview  (they quiz him on dates of games, scores, what happened, etc) and the follow up article:

Then in October 2015, we went to New York to watch the Nationals play the Mets.  (When we bought the tickets, we mistakenly thought it would be a significant series for the NL East title).  Prior to the game, we had a friend who gave us a tour of the MLB Network.  There Alec met Billy Ripken, who tried to stump him on World Series trivia.  Here is a spliced together snippet of that meeting.  Ripken is a great interviewer, and he clearly enjoys Alec! Enjoy.

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