and his wife, Maria, had their first child, a boy, this morning at 5:11.
Maverick Luther Wieters was 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He cries from both sides of the crib.
No word on how long Wieters will be away from the team – he can go on paternity leave for a few days – but knowing Matt it won't be long.
Wieters' mom and dad were in town this week and on Wednesday I joked with his dad about what he was more excited about -- the pending birth of his grandson or the Orioles in a pennant race. Richard Wieters is a former minor league player and lives and dies baseball.
But he smiled and without hesitation said the birth of his grandson.