go to MSN.com
Found October 30, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: AJ Ellis
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers

Via Larry Brown Sports:

A.J. Ellis‘ story may top all the crazy childbirth stories you have heard.

The Dodgers catcher says his wife, Cindy, gave birth to their third child in the front seat of their car as they were rushing to the hospital.

Ellis told the story to Molly McKnight, who wrote about it for ESPN The Magazine.

Audrey Elizabeth Ellis was born on October 12, around 8:00 a.m. She came about two weeks early, and several hours early by Ellis’ count.

Cindy Ellis woke up her husband, who has caught for the Dodgers the past five seasons, around 7:00 a.m. to tell him her water broke. A.J. figured he had some time to get ready before they left to the hospital, and that the 30-mile drive to the hospital where Cindy’s doctor was located would be no problem. He was wrong.

Cindy began her contractions while they were in the car, and, according to what Ellis told Knight, began screaming that they wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time.

“And I’m thinking, this is 2012, not the ‘Oregon Trail.’ Of course we’re gonna make it,” Ellis told Knight. “So I’m calmly telling her we’re making it. I figured she was just panicking because she was in excruciating pain.”

She was right. The baby came so quickly she delivered it in the front seat of the car, with the passenger seat pulled down.

The couple elected not to be told the sex of the baby, so they didn’t know they had a girl until after she was born.

They eventually made it to the hospital — Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin — where mother and newborn were taking into recovery. Both are in excellent health.

The only problem? Cleaning up the car, which he had borrowed from his wife’s parents.

“The in-laws took it to a car wash to be cleaned,” Ellis said. “The vehicle has since reacquired that new car smell.”

The entire story is quite amazing, and it seems befitting of A.J.’s out-of-nowhere awesome season for the Dodgers. After missing the birth of his first two children because he was playing, Ellis sure picked an interesting way to witness his first one.

We encourage you to read the entire story at ESPN.

H/T Hardball Talk

 

5 Comments:
  • It had that "new car smell" after they got rid of the "new baby smell"...
  • Welcome to the world Audrey.. you are destined to do wonderful things.. and my guess is that you will never be late for anything in your entire life.God Bless..
  • i loved the oregon trail comment. she must be a very fertile women and it looks like a great mother. best wishes
  • So what! A lot of women give birth in cars. What makes her so special?
  • What a great story for a dreary day...
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

When I Bought This Card, Half Of The Players WERE NOT Dodgers. Oh Look, It's My 200th Kemp!

Matt Kemp cards are getting pricey, so when an affordable one is available, I can't jump on it quickly enough. This particular addition brought along a few friends that are new to my collection and otherwise wouldn't be in it if they weren't sharing a card with The Bison. Oh, it also happens to be my 200th Kemp!Shane Victorino is a guy I don't hate, like a lot of...

Brandon League on a three-year deal is horrifying, both because of him and reliever history

I didn’t like the Brandon League trade at the time it was executed, primarily because the effect that a reliever can have in such a short time period is both volatile and minimal. That dislike for the deal grew to mockery when he got off to a horrid start, but after the Dodgers said they fixed his mechanics (and I found that they actually did), he reeled off an undoubtedly impressive...

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Outfield

The Dodgers had one of the best-looking outfields in the National League heading into the 2012 season. Despite not having a left fielder, the combination of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were tough to beat. After acquiring Carl Crawford, the outfield should be that much better in 2013 and beyond. Dodger outfielders by the numbers Left Field .254/.325/.349 76 R, 34 2B, 4 3B...

Dodgers' Billingsley throws without pain

Chad Billingsley pitched to hitters for two pain-free innings Monday, a sign that he may be able to avoid reconstructive elbow surgery this off-season. "It looks like he's going to be ready for the 2013 season," said Dave Stewart, Billingsley's agent. Billingsley sat out the final month of the season because of a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and...

Truly Elegant Clayton Kershaw Minor League Patches.

I'm a sucker for a good deal, and when it's centered around the man they call Kid K, well, money will leave my being and cards will head my way. Like the amazing below patch of Clayton Kershaw from 2007 TriStar Elegance (I'm a sucker for minor league cards as well).Sick! A two-color patch with some jersey thrown in for good measure, and a lot of stitching. Just how I...

Options on Rivera, Coffey declined

The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor. Rivera is due a $500,000 buyout since the club turned down his $4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBI while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles. Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA. The right-hander...

Dodgers decline options on Rivera, Coffey

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor. Rivera is due a 500,000 buyout since the club turned down his 4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBIs while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles. Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66...

Free agent preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

The 2012 Dodgers started out like a house of fire....and then hit the wall once Matt Kemp went down with hamstring issues, missing most of May and June. The team eventually ceded their NL West lead to the World Champion Giants, despite a summer spending spree that saw them acquire Hanley Ramirez, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Joe Blanton, and Shane Victorino. ...

MLB Rumors: Will Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Andre Ethier?

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Andre Ethier to a lucrative contract extension worth $85 million over the next five years. Everyone around the league knew that they may have grossly overpaid him and, with the other players that the Dodgers acquired around the 2012 MLB trade deadline keeping them on the hook for large sums of money over many years, there is now the possibility that...

Podcast: 'Dugout Blues' Episode 11 - Dodgers, League, Otani, other news

At long last, "Dugout Blues" is back on the air. I know our tens of listeners were wondering where we went. This week, Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) talk about the Brandon League signing, the big trades the Dodgers made during the season (Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez) and about Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. Libsyn link Direct link iTunes link Look for new...

Dodgers open to dealing Andre Ethier?

ESPN’s Buster Olney dropped a bomb on Twitter Monday night. Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to move outfielder Andre Ethier after he signed a five year, $85 million deal during the season. There’s plenty of teams looking to add serviceable outfielders (cough Yankees cough), so a deal for Andre Ethier could actually come to fruition as free agency begins. Ethier...

Dodgers Extend Brandon League

Brandon League, who battled a calf injury in 2011, was able to pitch in more games this past season than at any other point in his career.  He was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers just ahead of the trade deadline this past July, and he certainly boosted their bullpen.  Now, the Dodgers are rewarding him with a new contract. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times...

Transaction Analysis: The League of Extraordinary Salary Commitment by R.J. Anderson

The Dodgers now have a high-priced reliever. But do they have an elite reliever?

Declined Options: Todd Coffey, Scott Baker

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Seahawks too good to put home games on in prime-time?

Amid arguably a little too much fanfare, the regular season schedules for each and every NFL team was released on Wednesday evening. Of course in doing so, fans and media learned which teams landed the heavily coveted appearances during prime-time coverage. Prime-time games now amount to three weekly showcases, of course being “Sunday Night Football” […] The post Seattle Seahawks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  | 

Report: Texans considering trading with Falcons for #1 pick

The 2014 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and there is still no clear answer on what the Houston Texans will do with the number one overall pick. While there have been rumors that Houston is interested in everyone from Jadaveon Clowney to Johnny Manziel, recent reports seem to indicate that the Texans are likely to trade the pick. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that most teams are...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 hours ago  | 

Josh McRoberts fined $20,000 for elbow to LeBron's throat

Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for his forearm/elbow to LeBron James’ throat, the NBA announced Thursday. McRoberts’ foul, which occurred with 50 seconds remaining during the Miami Heat’s 101-97 win over the Bobcats Wednesday, has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2. “Just kind of got caught up in the air there,” McRoberts said. “Came for...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  | 

Possible first-round draft pick Bradley Roby arrested for OVI

Rob Kunz of 10 TV in Columbus reports that Ohio State CB Bradley Roby was arrested Sunday for operating a vehicle under the influence in Columbus, Ohio.  Kunz adds that Roby has a court date scheduled for Friday. This is a bad look for a guy who is in the discussion to be a first-round pick. Roby is one of the 30 prospects who will be in attendance for this year’s NFL draft...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 hours ago  | 

Report: Aldon Smith avoids felony charge in airport incident

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not be charged with a felony for his alleged “false report of a bomb threat” at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release Thursday it has passed Smith’s case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration, CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco...
Via cover32 - 49ers
5 hours ago  | 

Dana White fine with Ronda Rousey calling Cyborg an 'it'

If it wasn’t crystal clear before, it certainly is now. UFC president Dana White has Ronda Rousey’s (pictured) back, no matter what. Rousey ignited a firestorm last week when she told Yahoo! Sports that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has transformed from a woman into an “it” due to countless years of steroid abuse. “This girl has been on steroids...
Via 5thRound.com
2 hours ago  | 

Single-A team to wear 'Fresh Prince' uniforms

Coming up with creatively themed special uniforms is the new fad in minor league baseball. We’ve seen teams wear Ghostbusters uniforms and Star Wars uniforms – both of which are difficult to top. However, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Single-A affiliate, the State College Spikes, are pulling out all the stops to do just that. On June 29th, the Spikes will wear uniforms themed after...
Via Sports-Kings
3 hours ago  | 

Oscar Robertson: Carmelo should leave the Knicks

Tweet Carmelo Anthony will be opting out of his current contract with the New York Knicks this summer to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. But a Hall of Famer has some interesting advice for ‘Melo. “I would leave today [if I were Carmelo],” Oscar Roberston said on SiriusXM NBA radio Thursday. “Let me tell you why: wherever that kid...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 hours ago  | 

Who will be this year’s biggest NFL draft bust?

Every year a number of busts are selected in the first half of the draft. The biggest busts are those that are picked early in the event, and this year has a number of possibilities to claim the prize of being the biggest draft bust. Many believe Jadeveon Clowney has all the makings of one of the biggest busts in league history. With each passing day, it appears more and more certain...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  | 

Phil Jackson: Knicks players ripped Woodson after firing

In what sounds like the back door hitting fired Knicks coach Mike Woodson on the way out, new Knicks president Phil Jackson revealed that several players — during their exit interviews  — told him the club didn’t play as a team this season and relied solely on its talent, reported the N.Y. Post.The Knicks finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009...
Via The Other Paper
12 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.