Friday, September 25, 2015

Junior Junkie...Junior!

I’ve hinted at it enough. It’s time to make it official – we’re having a baby. :-)
Our newest rookie arrives in March 2016

And not just any baby – a Griffey-collecting super-baby. Probably. I don’t know for sure, but I can only assume some part of my own lust for Griffey cardboard will be passed on. I mean, I’m no genetimacist, but I like to think I can brain good.

Now, if it’s a boy he will be a third because I am a junior. But who’s to say we can’t simply reboot the “Jr.” suffix in tribute to the greatest center fielder of all time? Or simply double-up the “Jr?” Is that allowed? I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. Are the Third police going to come and get me like they apparently do in the semi-dystopian near-future portrayed in the Nebula award-winning sci-fi novel Ender’s Game? Doubt it.

If it’s a girl, I’m thinking “Griffey.” Or “Georgina Kendra Griffey June.” Something like that. I haven’t discussed the details with my wife yet, but I can only assume she’s on board. It’s just the name of your first child, not anything important like what player to collect or what set to build.

Is it too early to talk little league?

So come March expect fewer posts, fewer new Griffeys, and hopefully a whole lot of inappropriate Wallet Card photos. As if this blog wasn’t infantile enough. Bam – baby joke.
Yeah, I'm nervous.


  1. Congratulations!

    Junior Ortiz named his son Junior, so there is some precedent there. The senior Ortiz's given name is Aldaberto, so the junior Junior was technically not Junior Ortiz, Jr. while still being the son of Junior Ortiz....

  2. I think I already said it before when you hinted at it, but in case not, congratulations!

  3. Congrats. You could name her "Beth" and insist that it is pronounced "Junior".

  4. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume Ken Griffey backwards Is out of the running.Yeffirg Nek?You could nickname her Fergie.No?Jokes aside,congratulations ;)

  5. Or you could go with "Trey" sort of like the real Jr's son or just prepare a bunch of gender-ambiguous names that leave children scarred for life.

  6. Congrats indeed! KenGrif Ejun Eeyore could work if you legally changed your last name.

  7. Congrats! I tried to name each of my boys Griffey, but my wife always said no.

  8. No matter what name the baby ends up with, just referring to him as 'The Kid' should be tribute enough.

  9. I would have loved to make Griffey my kid's name. I knew it would never fly, so I cut bait and named the dog Griffey. 2 sons later, I'm wondering if I should have gotten greedy and gone for a middle name of child #2. The dog does get preferential treatment as far as watching any Reds games on TV, though!

    Congrats! It does make the blogging more difficult, though for me it really got harder after the 2nd kid was born.