By Teddy Ingraham, Director of Food and Beverages
Hello Crawdads fans, my name is Teddy Ingraham, and I am your new director of Food and Beverages. I want to take some time to introduce myself. I have just moved to Hickory from Hebron, Kentucky where I was living and attending Northern Kentucky University. It is a growing school in Highland Heights, KY that just became Division 1 and member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, a small conference composed mostly of teams in Florida and Tennessee. I lived in many places as a small child with my Dad being in the Army. I was born in Georgia, moving to Germany when I was a year old, and then back to the states when I was 3. Ever since my dad’s retirement from the military, I have lived in the Northern Kentucky with the exception of living in Wilmington, Delaware for a year while working concessions for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Single-A team in the Carolina League. I could not be more excited to move out here and help you all have a great time at the ballpark while also enjoying a quality food experience!
Just to give you a little bit more about me, I am a huge sports fan with baseball being my favorite sport. I grew up a huge Cincinnati Reds fan which hasn’t been a great experience in the past but these last few years has been fantastic due to our recent run of success. My dad is from the northeast, so I will admit to being a fan of the Boston Red Sox, which also wasn’t that much fun until 2004 when we finally broke through and won a World Series. Another sports love of mine is the Kentucky Wildcats, since being from Kentucky, basketball is more of a religion than a sport. Watching the Wildcats is always a fun activity, even though this year hasn’t gone so well.
Well now you know a little more about me and I look forward to learning more about Hickory and all of the Crawdads fans!
Teddy is entering his first season with the Crawdads and second season in baseball. He is from Hebron, Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, with a degree in Sports Business and minors in Math and Business Administration. In his spare time he enjoys watching ESPN and following his Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati sports teams.