Evan Longoria, the Rays’ third basemen, may have been in Japan for the birth of his son, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t get to see the entire delivery unfold.
Longoria has been in Japan for the Major League Baseball’s Japan All-Star Series, and has been obsessively checking his cell phone for any word about when his baby boy would be born. He hoped that he would be able to return stateside before the delivery, however that wasn’t the case.
Longoria’s fiancee Jaime Edmondson went into labor in Arizona while Evan was still in Japan, during the middle of Saturday night’s game. However, thanks to modern technology, Evan was able to watch the birth of his newborn baby boy via Facetime on his cell phone.
“I got to see it all on FaceTime,” Longoria said. “It was a pretty cool moment.”
This makes the second child for Longoria, who knew that he may miss the birth when he left for Japan. However, with Edmondson’s blessing, he decided to go ahead, and he plans on staying until the end of the series.
“I’ve been kind of keeping an eye on the phone pretty much the whole time I’ve been here,” Longoria said. “Now it’s a little bit of a relief that she made it through healthy and that the baby is healthy. But at the same time, I’m looking forward to getting back, seeing him and seeing her, and my daughter as well. I miss them.”
After the birth, Edmondson tweeted the name of the newest Rays’ fan. “Evan, Elle &I welcome with love…Nash Harrison Longoria…6.7lbs, 20 inches, born 11/15 @ 4:33am,” she tweeted, along with a picture of her new bundle of joy.
— jaime edmondson (@jaimeedmondson) November 16, 2014
Congratulations to the happy couple!