Wearing his headphones, calling the plays and hanging out with New York Mets announcers Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen may have been the highlight of the year for Aidan Eddelson, a fourth-grader from Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District.
Eddelson was chosen as a Kidcaster, winning the privilege of sitting in the broadcast booth and calling the Mets game for a half-inning alongside the Mets broadcasters on Sept. 25. Eddelson won the contest by submitting a video of himself announcing a Mets highlight reel. He found out he was selected as a winner in mid-September.
Eddelson brought along his mother, father and brother Jack, a first-grader at Mt. Pleasant, to the Mets game. “I talked to the other broadcasters about school, my teachers and hobbies,” he said. “I was able to make my own notecards and use them to talk about some of the players.” Even though he no longer plays baseball, Eddelson still enjoys watching his favorite team and player, Yoenis Cespedes. If he doesn’t become a professional hockey player when he grows up, being a sportscaster is second on his list.
Photo caption: Aidan Eddelson, a fourth-grader at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District, was chosen to be a New York Mets Kidcaster and had the opportunity to join the broadcasters in the booth on Sept. 25. He is pictured with Mt. Pleasant Elementary School Principal Joseph Ierano.
Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District