What a week for the Zobrist family.
After winning the Royals won the 2015 World Series in five games over the Mets last Sunday, Ben Zobrist‘s wife, Julianna, gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. The baby’s name? Blaise Royal Zobrist, of course.
Julianna posted the following picture and message on her Instagram account:
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What do you name a little girl that so politely waited for the World Series to be won by her daddy? Then so sweetly thanked 800,000 fans at a parade, and the next day hung on while her family packed up and moved back home to Nashville? And then, in a brilliant finish, came to meet the world and say hello the day her mommy's new single "Alive" is released? You call her a miracle. Or, we call her BLAISE ROYAL ZOBRIST
It would have been awkward if Zobrist had won the World Series with one of his former teams like the Rays, Astros, or Athletics, but this actually worked out perfectly. Congratulations to the Zobrist family.
Zobrist batted .303/.365/.515 with two home runs, eight doubles, and six RBI over 16 games this postseason while posting more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six). The 34-year-old is a free agent this winter, so he’s no sure thing to call himself a Royal in 2016.