Quinn Smith, Baby Bird
My son Quinn Porter Smith was born at 7:42pm on October 6, 2006. He came three weeks early and narrowly avoided a trip to the I.C.U. From the moment he arrived on this earth, the Yankees began a free fall from the playoffs. With Quinn and Christina at the hospital, I watched Kenny Rogers mow down the Yanks with a wicked curve ball that night in Detroit and saw the Bombers lose again the next day, exiting the playoffs. I will do everything I can to bring my son into the Oriole family, short of baptising him at Camden Yards--and that's not out of the question.