Royals' Christian Colon announces gender of baby by smashing a baseball

Kansas City Royals infielder Christian Colon had a big weekend. On Saturday, Colon celebrated his 27th birthday and was serenaded by fans during batting practice. A day later, Colon found out the gender of his first child in the best way possible for a baseball player.

Mia Rose, I can't wait to hold you in my arms! Daddy's little princess!!!

— Christian Colón (@C24Colon) May 15, 2016

Colon's wife Kayla is expecting, and on Sunday the couple found out the gender of their first child in a cloud of dust from an exploding baseball.

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According to, both Christian and Kayla had no idea what the baby's gender was, and Kayla's sister had to keep the secret for days.