The varsity baseball team at Heritage High School in Palm Bay, Florida, had never had a winning season.
So this season, coach Rob Querry made his players a promise: Win 14 (out of 25) games, and you guys can name my baby.
Rob and his wife Julia are expecting their second son in September. Their first, Brady, is four years old.
On April 5, the team managed to win its 14th game.
The name they’ve chosen for baby Querry? Benjamin Smalls, inspired by Benny Rodriguez and Scotty Smalls, characters from the baseball comedy The Sandlot (1993).
I think it’s slightly daring to go with Smalls as a middle name because of the whole “You’re killing me, Smalls” thing. Still, Smalls is far better than Squints.
(Speaking of Squints…the actress who played his crush, Wendy Peffercorn, named her daughter West thanks to a dream.)
Update, 8/3: Benjamin Smalls Ellis Querry was born in July 27. (Source: Florida Today)