Heading into the World Series, there was some speculation whether Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist would leave the club if his wife, Julianna, was to go into labor this week.
Apparently, Julianna isn’t due to give birth until Nov. 10, which would keep Zobrist out of trouble, so to speak. However, just in case, he and his wife have a game plan in place should something happen: She just won’t call him.
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star passed along the update on Twitter prior to Game 2 on Wednesday night:
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Ben Zobrist says if his wife goes into labor during a game, she won't call him. He said barring an emergency, he wouldn't leave team in NYC.