This post is dedicated to the yet unnamed baby that was born into my family today- hereafter referred to as Ruby J.My sister Emily has been heavy with something for about nine months, and today it was confirmed that indeed that burden in her belly was a human being. The child manifested herself at about 8am ET this morning, weighing in at six and a half pounds. Ruby J and her mother are both physically healthy, although the real question is on the baby's mental state. More particularly, the biggest question on everyone's mind is: Was Ruby J born a Yankees fan or a Red Sox fan? With her parents split on the issue (actually, they're both Yankee fans now but I'm not yet mentally able to admit that in anything but a parenthetical aside) everyone is awaiting the news as to which way she will sway. Let's take a look at the contributing factors:
- As of press time, the Yankees are up on the Twins of Minnesota 2 games to 0, with the next two games being in the Bronx. This is a bad sign for any hope that she might not be a Yankees fan.
- Her birthday, October 9, has not been kind to Red Sox fans. On 9 October in 1988 the Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the BoSox for the American League pennant. In 2003 the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 6-2 in the ALCS game two. In 2009 the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Red Sox in game 2 of the ALDS. Frankly, after a fairly extensive Google search I haven't found anything good that happened to the Red Sox on this day for at least 60 years.
- Ruby J's uncle on the Jackson side has season tickets to the Yankees. Her uncles on the Bennett side have... math teaching skills? Cloud computing skills?
I am very excited to be a first-time uncle, and I think my parent's are thrilled for me as well. Oh yea, they're pretty excited to be grandparents too.
**I'm the worst Uncle ever. Upon posting this I noticed the date at the top says "8th October." Dangit. I guess she was born on the 8th of October. Never mind all that Red Sox stuff above. Maybe the 8th of October is a great day in Red Sox history...