The Chicago Cubs miraculously won the World Series in 2016, and two fans are entering the New Year celebrating the victory in an absurd, but somewhat heartfelt ways.
The Dalbey family are huge Chicago Cubs fans. In honor of the win, the decided to name their baby girl Wrigley Rose Dalbey. Of course, Wrigley alludes to the Cubs’ iconic home ballpark, Wrigley Field.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Wrigley wasn’t supposed to be born for another few weeks, but in an act surely perpetuated by the baseball gods, came 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. After a short labor, Ellen Dalbey delivered Wrigley at 12:12 a.m. at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. 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.”
Wrigley is certainly a name.
I mean, what’s wrong with Bryant or Addison? Or how about Arrieta. Actually, scratch that last one.
Sports fans go to extremes to show love to their teams, but naming your newborn Wrigley takes the cake. It’s a great way to remember the Cubs’ World Series run permanently, but a tattoo would have sufficed. Hopefully, Wrigley isn’t made fun of growing up. The world can chew you up and spit you out.
Well, if her name is Wrigley, let’s hope she lives as long as the Cubs 108-year-curse. 2016 was a great one for the Dalbey family, but with Wrigley (and a possible Cubs repeat) 2017 could be an even better one. Congratulations.