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It’s the Royal baby!

Jul 22, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

I believe it’s the first pic too!


Not sure what everyone is so excited about. I mean, he’s adorable, but most babies are.

Anyway: feel free to use this thread to discuss that all-time great accidents of birth. I’m gonna go with Chip Caray, but I’m sure there are many options.

UPDATE: All-Stars give Kate and William advice on raising the Royal Baby:

  1. a125125125 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Gotta give Craig credit for nerve…..after bombing on this joke on twitter, Craig still had the nerve to do an individual post about it. What a buffoon.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Craig is a Royal pain in the butt!

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Point of note, if all you folks who have a beef with Craig had any insight, you would realize that not clicking on his story, and better yet, not commenting on it, would be the best way to wound him.

      It would show a drop in interest and ratings. By showing up, you just help his numbers.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM

        The Royal Baby (as opposed to the Royals baby) if it lives, is in line to eventually be the King or Queen of Canada. We have a real monarchy rather than fake monarchs such as King Felix and Queen Latifah.

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Duke Ellington. Count Basie. King Carter.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        Officially, the baby Prince of Cambridge is several places ahead of Prince Fielder in the line of succession.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    My younger brother was supposed to be a girl.

    When I learned of this fact, like the good big brother I am, I started to refer to him as “Daddy’s Little Princess” in as many social occasions as possible.

    • Reflex - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      You, sir, are an excellent older brother. Good thing that my siblings never realized that my mother wanted a girl first instead of a boy. That said, even if they had realized it, being the oldest I’d have made them pay for any attempt to exploit such knowledge…

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        The best was, because he would always forget to pick up a card on Father’s Day, so one year I decided my brother’s card was going to be “From Daddy’s Little Princess” which when opened sang “Girl’s Just Want to Have Fun”.

        In the middle of a crowded diner. Never seen my Father and Brother laugh so hard at the same time.

      • Reflex - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM


  3. chill1184 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM


    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Children are horrible.

  4. Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    “Yes sir. In my case, an accident of birth. But you are a self made man.”

    Name that movie!

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      ” Nothing is harmless in this desert until it’s dead.”

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        “Where deed thee boolet bite you?”

    • cur68 - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      “Might as well throw in a woman. Any size, any age, any color. Any woman.”

    • buddaley - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      “The Professionals”: Lee Marvin to Ralph Bellamy. I think it occurs near the end when Marvin releases Jack Palance to return to Mexico with Claudia Cardinale, Bellamy’s wife.

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        It’s actually the last line of dialogue in the film, spoken in response to Bellamy’s snarl, “You bastard!” But good on ya, Murgatroyd. You beat the reaper!.

      • buddaley - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Oh yes, the line preceding it is Bellamy calling Marvin a bastard.

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        And by the way, I would go to Mexico with Claudia Cardinale too. Hell, I would go to Cleveland with Claudia Cardinale.

    • apkyletexas - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      What’s on your mind besides 100-proof women, 90-proof whiskey, and 14-carat gold?

  5. phillyfour4four - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    How do you still have a job here…

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      It’s ” Fo’, Fo’, Fo'” , for the record. Get your facts straight when choosing a screename, hoser.

    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      I think the real question is, with this administration and this Congress, how do any of us still have jobs?

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        Because, for better or worse, business people *do* literally run the country. ( That includes you, small time John Q. Shareholder, not just CEO’s )

        The only way it gets screwed up is if the Federal Government as a whole tries to get their hands into things.

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        Agreed. Unbridled labor exploitation and consumer ripoff are the only things that really work.

      • clemente2 - Jul 22, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        Awesome, OG, just awesome.

  6. number42is1 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Must be monday… that took me a few minutes to get…. i lol’d

  7. whitdog23 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM


  8. bfunk1978 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    In stark contrast to all the other loudmouths, I thought it was funny the first time I saw the joke.

    Unfortunately it only took about 15 minutes for people on Twitter to run it into the ground. Myself included.

  9. sdelmonte - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    So it’s a king and not a queen? (I really can’t be bothered to spend my time caring much about the British royal family.)

    The question is, who is baseball’s true royal family? The Alous? The DiMaggios? The Griffeys? Surely not the Boones.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      The Deshields’

    • raysfan1 - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      The Bonds family

    • cubfan531 - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      No doubt the Hairstons. They can leave an heir in all 30 organizations. Gotta do this royalty thing old school.

  10. orangandblack - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I thought Kanye and Kim’a baby was the royal baby, no? That’s what the mainstream media has led me to believe

    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      The New York Pestilence is about to break the story that Kim and Kanye’s baby is a rental.

  11. thebadguyswon - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Excellent. (slow golf clap)

  12. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Can someone tell me why people care? psychology of this?

    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      I’m not sure that anyone really does care. However, the press seems determined to treat us as if we do.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      OK, assuming you really want to hear: I grew up in Canada, and from the time I was 5 I walked into school every day past a large portrait of Elizabeth II looking very regal and motherly and glorious, and then we all sang God Save the Queen. So my good feelings toward her were instilled very early. And as I grew up and developed my progressive mindset, I came to see there are definite plusses to the idea of a non-political head of state to sort of balance the political head of government. And now for me the Royal Family are sort of a pleasant diversion, among others (such as baseball). So, while others might be keen on Kardashians or BooBoos or Survivors, I somewhat enjoy the Royal Family. And what with their military and charitable service over the years (Elizabeth worked in uniform in the motorpool and Philip in the Royal Navy in WWII, Charles flew jets, and of course Harry is in the Army and William save lives as a rescue pilot), there is quite a bit to admire, their sometimes awkward love lives notwithstanding. That’s why.

  13. jmcguirefm - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Ahem. Posted on Twitter at 4:43 a.m.:

    • yahmule - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Ooh, it’s gonna get good now.


    • Craig Calcaterra - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      I bow to you striking first.

      (FWIW, I didn’t see that tweet. That pic is one of the first page results for “Kansas City Royals baby”)

      • jmcguirefm - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        Yeah, I figured it was coincidence. Just thought it was funny.

    • yahmule - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Well, that was anti-climactic.

  14. yahmule - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    He looks pretty advanced for a newborn. Most of them are all red and pinchy and kind of gross.

  15. drkincaid - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    What does this mean for Craig’s legacy?!? Can we get some writers to let us know?

    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      Craig can’t have a legacy because he’s not dead yet. Neither can he be referred to as “the immortal Craig Calcaterra” for the same reason.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        OG: yours is the superior intellect, but: immortals never die. Craig might just be one. If he dies, then he’s not.

  16. steelers88 - Jul 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    LOL Price is Right is giving away a trip to Cleveland! Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 22, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      Commercialized Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and piss water warm Lake Erie. I’ll pass.

  17. sportsdrenched - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I think I have pictures of both of my kids in that same outfit.

    And, While I’m at it, all you limey’s need to get out of our #royals hashtag, we had it first.

  18. spudchukar - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    The wheels in Dayton Moore’s head are spinning at warp speed.

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