Mt. Pleasant Mets Fan Finds His ‘Calling’

Mt. Pleasant Mets Fan Finds His ‘Calling’ photo
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.

Aidan 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. Aidan 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. 

Aidan 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, Aidan 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.