Royals Corner welcomes newest Royals fan!
That's Chris on the left, Brett on the right
Two incredible things happened today. The Royals staged a remarkable comeback 6-5 win with the help of two home runs and five RBIs from Mike Sweeney, and Royals Nation officially increased its membership by one as the undisputed champion of Royals fans (and RC's best friend and frequent source), Chris Ray, today announced the birth of his first child, Brett (could there be any other possible name?).
The chances are that if you've been to a few Royals games, you've probably had a run-in with Chris. He's the crazy little guy pacing around the stadium like a maniac whenever the game is close. He's also the only guy you've seen at Kauffman this year wearing a Mark Teahen jersey, which is just one of the 11 Royals jerseys he has in his closet -- a closet which is of course set up like an actual locker. You might wonder how such a psycho ever managed to even meet a great woman with whom to have a child, but his wife, Lisa, used to be an usher at Kauffman, which Chris tells us (repeatedly) is "pretty much why I married her."
Born at 6:15 pm (CST) and measuring 19 and 1/2 inches and 6 lbs, 11 oz, Brett arrived and immediately demanded to be inserted into tonight's lineup to play shortstop. When informed that today's game was a day game, and that he'd missed it by a full half hour, we understand that Brett punched a nurse and kicked over an I.V. stand.
We like to see that kind of fire in a player! Although Brett will have to wait a while to take his position on the Royals infield, we're confident that Chris and Lisa will get him there eventually. We'd also like to add that Chris has pointed out to us more than once that Brett and young McKara Sweeney are the same age. We don't want to get into too many details, but we understand that Chris does have a dream of combining his DNA with Mike Sweeney's. But there's plenty of time for that, so we won't go any further.
In all seriousness, RC congratulates Chris and Lisa on the birth of their first son, and we're ecstatic that everything went so well. Now we just need to convince them that Rawlings gloves are far superior to Wilson gloves, and that anyone who says otherwise is a damned fool. Mark our words, Brett's first glove will be a Rawlings...or else! Congratulations Lisa and Chris!