Friday November 6th, 2015

Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, welcomed a new baby daughter into the world this week, and she’s named after the team her father won his first World Series title with.

Her name is Blaise Royal Zobrist. It’s one of the best baby names 2015 has seen.

“What do you name a little girl that so politely waited for the World Series to be won by her daddy?” Julianna posted to Facebook. “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.”

We can’t help but imagine what her name might be if Ben Zobrist were traded to a different team during last season’s trade deadline. Here are the top-five Blaise Zobrist middle names:

  1. Blaise “Astro” Zobrist​
  2. Blaise “A’s” Zobrist
  3. Blaise “Brave” Zobrist
  4. Blaise “Angel” Zobrist​
  5. Blaise “Jays” Zobrist

Welcome to the world, Blaise. You missed one hell of a postseason.

- Kenny Ducey

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