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The Cuddly Confines
Tom Verducci
October 01, 2007
PAUL FIELDS and his wife, Teri, had a beautiful baby boy on Sept. 12—and it's already certain they have one delicate conversation with the child in their future. For a day will come when the Michigan City, Ind., couple must explain to their son why they named him Wrigley.
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October 01, 2007

The Cuddly Confines

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PAUL FIELDS and his wife, Teri, had a beautiful baby boy on Sept. 12—and it's already certain they have one delicate conversation with the child in their future. For a day will come when the Michigan City, Ind., couple must explain to their son why they named him Wrigley.

At least young Wrigley Fields can take comfort in not being named on a whim. His parents hatched the plan to so honor their favorite ballpark 15 years ago, when Paul, a lifelong Cubs fan, had already started to convert Teri, a San Diego native, to his cause. If Wrigley gets teased, his father says, he can always start using his middle name (Ebbetts—no, just kidding—Alexander). But mom doesn't think that will be necessary. "We've heard stranger names out there," she says.

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