Theo's a dad
Congratulations to Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. His wife Marie Whitney gave birth to the couple’s first child this morning. Son Jack was born shortly before 11 this morning, weighing in at seven pounds, 14 ounces. He is 20.5 inches long.
Fittingly, the child was born on a baseball deadline day. All general managers must tender contracts to unsigned players by midnight tonight. I’m thinking that Theo was probably able to delegate this to Jed Hoyer or one of his other trusted assistants so he could be with wife and baby!
In other news, Red Sox spanish broadcaster Uri Berenguer — who also has a radio show on XM — is feverishly trying to raise funds on behalf of the Jimmy Fund for the 2008 Boston Marathon. Uri has a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday and is currently a good bit short of his goal. Uri is a cancer survivor himself. It’s a great cause. Anyone who wants to help Uri, please do so at this URL.