"My child comes first," stated New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado. The 34-year-old’s wife, Betzaida,is expecting the couple’s first child, a son, on April 1st, the same day as the team’s season opener.
"I will express to the Mets my intentions to be there," he said. "Like any other father in the world, I want to be there for that great day." Jay Horwitz, Mets’ spokesperson, expects there to be no problems.
We’re aware that his wife is having a baby and whatever he needs to do to take care of the family, that’s what he’ll do. It’s always been the Mets’ policy when one of our players has a baby, no matter what time of the year it is, he’s always permitted to spend time with his wife and new baby.
The couple’s new child will be named Carlos Antonio.
Thanks to CBB reader Kelly.