On November 1, 2010 at 7:54pm, Posey rushed the mound, cable cars clanged, the crowd outside AT&T Park erupted and Brian Wilson said he wanted "to rage...right now." But Jennifer and Robert Bird were busy.
Nine months and eight minutes later, the official San Francisco Giants World Championship Baby was born.
After the Giants' World Series win, Comcast SportsNet launched the World Championship Baby Contest, seeking the baby born closest to nine months after the moment the team won. See the excerpt from the press release:
Giants fans worldwide erupted in celebration. Over five decades of pent-up hope led to euphoria and heart-pumping delirium throughout the ranks of the Giants Faithful. Fireworks lit up the night, champagne corks popped, elation filled the streets and, no doubt, some people chose to celebrate more…privately. On August 1, 2011, the nine-month anniversary of that magical night, a Giants World Series Championship baby will be born somewhere, and Comcast SportsNet will celebrate that majestic birth with "The Search for the World Championship Baby."
At 8:02pm on August 1, Jennifer Bird gave birth to Brooklynn Olivia Bird, the official World Championship Baby. More than 900 babies from ten states were entered into the contest, but baby Olivia from Folsom wears the ring.
"We never win anything; and now we have a baby and now she wins everything for us," joked Bird in an interview with The Examiner. Apparently, little Olivia even held out for eleven days past the due date to defend her title. "I was so annoyed she was late; I didn't want to be pregnant that long," said Bird. "We literally entered last minute because she was another day late."
The couple won a $2,010 gift certificate, a commemorative brick engraved with her name at the ballpark, a birth certificate signed by the Giant and the official title, according to ABC. The Birds are lifelong Giants fans and are ecstatic about the title.
Now if they could only get busy on that 2011 standing...