November 15

My son, Naaman, was born today.  But I note a few other significant events on this day:

I was particularly pleased to hear about the Bonds indictment, because my girls and I each have significant baseball events connected with our birthdays.

  • I was born on November 25, sharing a birthday with Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio.
  • Tali, our oldest child, was born on July 21, 2003.  A pitcher named Brandon Duckworth (no relation) started for the Phillies that night (but lost against the Mets).  My in-laws were at the game.
  • Cana, our middle child, was born on July 31, 2006, at 12:22am.  My wife began labor on July 30, the same day my favorite ballplayer – Bobby Abreu – was traded from the Phillies to the Yankees.  We are as yet uncertain whether the news of his trade contributed to the onset of labor.
  • Naaman, our youngest child, was born today, November 15, 2007 – the same day that Barry Bonds was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice.

What a great day – most significantly, of course, because it is the day that Naaman James came into my life.

About Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.
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5 Responses to November 15

  1. David says:

    My daughter Rachel just noticed that your son was born on her birthday (she’s 8). She thinks that is cool. For the record, she isn’t a baseball fan yet, but I’m working on it.

  2. Eric says:

    Congratulations!!!

  3. Eric says:

    Congratulations!!!

  4. Eric says:

    oops…I posted my comment twice. I guess I really mean it 🙂

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