Published December 01, 2016
Kansas City Royals shortstop Christian Colon is having a little girl.
The Puerto Rican player revealed the gender of his first child by taking a page out of Freddie Freeman’s book and blasting a baseball into a cloud of pink smoke.
Mia Rose, I can't wait to hold you in my arms! Daddy's little princess!!! pic.twitter.com/AEoagvh3yW
Ahead of the Royals’ game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, Colon and his wife Kayla shared the big news to family, friends and a few of his teammates. It was also a surprise for the soon-to-be parents.
Colon told MLB.com’s Scott Chasen that the only person who knew the baby’s gender before Sunday’s big reveal was his sister-in-law.
"It was pretty cool," Colon said. "The anticipation was pretty cool."
For the big reveal – which was a day after Colon celebrated his 29th birthday – Kayla tossed the baseball to Colon, who swung for the fences and then pink smoke puffed out.
Their daughter will be named Mia Rose.