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Chicago's first baby born in 2017 named 'Wrigley' in honor of Cubs

Chicago's first baby born in 2017 named 'Wrigley' in honor of Cubs

In honor of the Cubs winning their first World Series title in 108 years last November, one family decided to name their daughter, 'Wrigley.'

Well, they were going to name her that anyway but the Cubs provided a perfect beginning to the story.

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She also happened to be Chicago's first baby born in 2017, delivered at 12:12 a.m. at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, a couple weeks earlier than expected.

"Wrigley Rose wasn’t supposed to arrive for another few weeks, but she came into this world with two distinctions: a World Series-worthy name and the (unofficial) honor of being the first baby born in a Chicago-area hospital on New Year’s Day," her father, Aaron Dalbey, said, according to Jenniefer Smith Richards of the Chicago Tribune. "She weighs just under 6 pounds and has a bit of blondish hair, her dad, Aaron Dalbey, said. She will go home in a Cubs-colored car seat to a pink nursery."

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Born a champion.

Brandon Morrow sidelined with upper chest strain, no timetable for return

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Brandon Morrow sidelined with upper chest strain, no timetable for return

Brandon Morrow’s comeback attempt has hit a bump in the road.

Morrow, the Cubs reliever and former closer, has what the club is calling a “mild right upper chest strain,” according to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian. Bastian added Morrow felt the strain in his last bullpen session and there is no clear timeline for his return.

The strain is the latest ailment to sideline the oft-injured Morrow, who hasn't pitched since July 2018 due to a series of arm troubles. The 35-year-old has undergone two elbow surgeries since then (November 2018, September 2019) before becoming a free agent this winter. He rejoined the Cubs on a minor-league deal.

Morrow entered camp optimistic the latest procedure did the trick to get his elbow healthy. The Cubs have been easing him into action — the right-hander is throwing one bullpen every four days. Morrow said earlier this month he’s experienced some aches and pains but attributed those to being part of the rehab process.

Morrow is listed as day-to-day, according to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune. But considering his injury history — and the fact he was already unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster —  the Cubs will proceed with extreme caution. There's no need to expedite his return, mild strain or not.

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David Ross has flu, won't manage Saturday's spring training opener

David Ross has flu, won't manage Saturday's spring training opener

David Ross' spring training managerial debut will have to wait until Sunday, at least.

The Cubs' first-year skipper has the flu and will miss Saturday's game against the Oakland A's. Bench coach Andy Green will be the acting manager in his place.

Saturday isn't going as planned for the North Siders. Besides Ross' absence, inclement weather in Arizona forced the club to push back first pitch from 2:10 p.m. CT to 7:10 p.m.

Weather permitting, here's the lineup the Cubs are rolling out tonight against Oakland:

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