In honor of the Cubs winning their first World Series title in 108 years last November, one family decided to name their daughter, 'Wrigley.'
Well, they were going to name her that anyway but the Cubs provided a perfect beginning to the story.
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She also happened to be Chicago's first baby born in 2017, delivered at 12:12 a.m. at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, a couple weeks earlier than expected.
"Wrigley Rose wasn’t supposed to arrive for another few weeks, but she came into this world with two distinctions: a World Series-worthy name and the (unofficial) honor of being the first baby born in a Chicago-area hospital on New Year’s Day," her father, Aaron Dalbey, said, according to Jenniefer Smith Richards of the Chicago Tribune. "She weighs just under 6 pounds and has a bit of blondish hair, her dad, Aaron Dalbey, said. She will go home in a Cubs-colored car seat to a pink nursery."
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Born a champion.
Look out, Kris Bryant: Anthony Rizzo might be coming for you.
After Bryant suffered a left hand contusion in the top of the eighth inning during Tuesday's 13-9 win over Cincinnati, Joe Maddon shuffled his infield by moving Rizzo from first to third base for the first time in his career to replace the reigning NL MVP and it didn't take long for the Cubs to take advantage of the rare occurence on social media:
Pretty amazing that in one season he's been dubbed the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time and best third baseman ever.
Here's another cool fact:
Earlier this season, Rizzo became second-base eligible in ESPN and CBS Sports fantasy leagues because of a weird rule that allows him to switch positions with how the Cubs defend certain bunt situations.
At this rate, he may become eligible for every infield position. Next up, shortstop?
Ben Finfer (ESPN 1000), Chris Hine (Chicago Tribune) and Jordan Bernfield join David Kaplan on the panel. Jon Lester, Addison Russell and Willson Contreras all work out with the Cubs before their game. Which player’s return with have the biggest impact down the stretch?
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