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A.J. Ellis' wife gives birth in a car

... near Milwaukee.

No, you have not stumbled onto the National Enquirer website. The headline to this post is true:

A.J. Ellis wasn’t able to attend the birth of his first two children. He didn’t miss the third.

On Oct. 12, Ellis’ wife, Cindy, gave birth to the couple’s third child in the front seat of their car on Interstate 43 South just outside Milwaukee.

Ellis -- who estimates he was traveling 75 mph down the highway in a futile attempt to make it to the hospital -- didn’t even have a chance to pull the vehicle off to the side of the road before the baby arrived.

Ellis and his wife make their home in Wisconsin in the offseason. Mom and baby (named Audrey) are doing fine. But before they made it to the hospital, there was this:

Ellis was so discombobulated he forgot Cindy would also have to deliver the placenta in the car after Audrey was born.

"So she says to me, ‘Oh, this is gonna be gross, don’t watch this,’" Ellis said. "But whenever someone says that, of course you’re going to look."

And what does he recall of that event? "It looked like purple brains," he said.

Good thing for Cindy Ellis and her newborn that the Dodgers missed the playoffs.

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