Perfect games and no-hitters are landmark achievements, and fans and players alike tend to keep souvenirs from the occasion so that they can reflect on the memory later in life. Most often, these souvenirs are signed balls or ticket stubs. But after Roy Halladay's perfect game against the Marlins last May 29th, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz evidently decided to think a little bigger.
The wife of Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had a baby boy Tuesday ... nine months to the day of Roy Halladay's perfect game. #chooch
Because women always give birth after a period of precisely nine months, we have no choice but to come to this very conclusion. We're left with a handful of questions.
(1) What will the parents choose to name the baby boy? Will he be named "Carlos"? Carlos did not throw the perfect game. Will he be named "Roy"? Roy Ruiz is almost impossible to say. Will he be named "May 29th"? May 29th Ruiz is easy to say, and it is very specific. Perhaps May 29th 2010 Ruiz. Roy Halladay's given first name is Harry.
(2) How will the baby boy be preserved as a memento? Will he be kept in a glass case on the mantle? Will he be laminated and stuck in a binder? Will he be pressed into a scrapbook? Will he roam free on the premises?
(3) Will the parents teach the baby boy the details of the night of his conception, such that he can repeat them upon request like a pre-recorded museum exhibit?
(4) Did Carlos Ruiz and his wife obtain Roy Halladay's approval? Does it matter? Is this weird for Roy Halladay?
(5) What souvenir did Roy Halladay keep or produce?
This is an unusual situation, but as sports fans we're always craving that which is out of the ordinary, so in conclusion, kudos to Carlos Ruiz for thinking outside the box by thinking ins- well you see where this is going.