Watch: MLB Star Learns His Wife Is Pregnant While in On-Deck Circle


When New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos stepped into the on-deck circle in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday night, he was likely just thinking about preparing for his second at-bat.

But when he stepped to the plate just seconds later, he was thinking about becoming a father for the third time.

During the Mets’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field, Ramos’ wife revealed that she is pregnant with the couple’s third child while the catcher was standing in the on-deck circle.

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Ramos’ wife, Yely, and two others ran to the first row and just behind the netting, where they were mere feet away from Ramos. They then held up a sign that read, “We’re PREGNANT! WILSON, this is your 3rd child. We LOVE YOU!”

The catcher noticed the sign and then took some time to read it before smiling, according to Jake Brown of WFAN-AM in New York.

It would have been an even better story if Ramos had ridden that wave of emotion and smacked one out of the park.

But he ended up striking out looking and finished the game 0 for 2 with a walk. The game was tied at 4-4 in the ninth inning when it was suspended due to rain.

The game will resume in the ninth inning at 6:10 pm ET on Friday, and the regularly scheduled game will take place afterward.

While his wife was clearly excited to reveal the news to Ramos, some observers questioned whether that was the best time and place.

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There’s no word yet about when the baby is due, but if it is during the season, the Mets should have a plan to call up another catcher.

Do you think that was a good way for Ramos' wife to reveal the news?

In 2014 when Ramos and his wife had their first child, Ramos took some time off and was placed on the paternity list by the Washington Nationals according to ESPN.

He missed three games and then hit a home run in his first game back.

Ramos is hitting .275 for the Mets this year with seven home runs and 35 RBIs.

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Ross Kelly has been a sportswriter since 2009.
Ross Kelly has been a sportswriter since 2009 and previously worked for ESPN, CBS and STATS Inc. A native of Louisiana, Ross now resides in Houston.
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