Evan Longoria watched fiancee Jaime Edmondson deliver couple’s son via FaceTime
Evan Longoria is among the contingent of MLB players currently in Japan to take part in a five-game “All-Star Series.” Somewhat complicating matters as he embarked on his trip was that the Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and his fiancée, Jaime Edmondson were expecting the couple’s second child, with a due date set for Nov. 18.
Well, the little bundle of joy sadly could not wait for dad to make it back from his transglobal road trip to enter the world, as Edmondson delivered the baby on Saturday.The ballplayer was keeping a close eye on his phone during a game on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome. Once Edmondson alerted Longoria that she was in labor, the third baseman left the game.
it sounds unfortunate that Longoria was so far away and would not be able to attend the birth of his child. But with a minimum of effort with an assist from modern technology, Longoria was nevertheless allowed to participate in the birth, albeit virtually.
“I got to see it all on FaceTime,” Longoria said., via the Tampa Bay Times. “It was a pretty cool moment.”
Edmondson took to Twitter to post evidence that Longoria had about as close-up a view as possible while being thousands of miles of away when greeting his newborn son, who the couple named Nash Harrison Longoria.
“I love this photo so much showing Evan’s face when I got to tell him it was a boy,” Edmondson writes on Twitter. “So awesome sharing the surprise!”
Edmondson also posted a photo of Nash Harrison.
Evan, Elle &I welcome with love…Nash Harrison Longoria…6.7lbs, 20 inches, born 11/15 @ 4:33am @Evan3Longoria pic.twitter.com/kqKcb8dGPc
— jaime edmondson (@jaimeedmondson) November 16, 2014
Longoria discussed the birth of Nash Harrison in an MLB.com video.
“It was a surprise, we didn’t know what it was,” Longoria said, via For the Win. “It was a baby boy so, uh, very happy.”
One final thought: The above video is presumably — and thankfully — is the only public footage that exists related to Longoria witnessing the birth. Some things are better kept in the family, obviously.
Longoria won’t have to wait too long to meet his son. He is expected to return home on Thursday.