McCann away for birth of first child – updated

Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.

Brian McCann missed Friday night’s game for the birth of his first child, a son Colt Michael, who was born at 2:03 p.m. Friday at seven pounds, one ounce, according to McCann’s father Howie McCann.

Brian’s wife Ashley was admitted to the hospital and induced on Thursday night. The original due date was July 21, but baby and mother are healthy and all went well with the delivery, Howie McCann said.

McCann can be away from the team for up to three days for paternity leave, but his father said he plans to return to the lineup on Saturday.

The Braves re-called catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Gwinnett to take McCann’s roster spot.

- Chris Vivlamore and Carroll Rogers

48 comments Add your comment

Army Strong

July 13th, 2012
5:48 pm

From the old days at Windward Baseball Academy, it’s hard to imagine the gentle catcher from Die-luth, Georgia will be having a son. Congratulations Brian, Ashley, Howie, and Sherry.

GT Alum

July 13th, 2012
5:51 pm

Is he actually taking McCann’s roster spot, or is he taking Simmons’ spot but replacing McCann?

MyThoughts

July 13th, 2012
5:55 pm

Congrats !!! Mini Mac !!

eskippy

July 13th, 2012
5:58 pm

Sporting #45 of course!

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

July 13th, 2012
5:59 pm

Prayers for the McCann Family that all goes well! So excited for them…:)

southern hope

July 13th, 2012
6:02 pm

Colt McCann is an awesome name.

Jay Dubu

July 13th, 2012
6:05 pm

Too close to Colt McCoy…should name him after The TED…just make it Theodore.

chc4

July 13th, 2012
6:14 pm

Soooo why was it planned on the day of the first game back from the break? He clearly wasn’t going to the All Star Game so Monday or Tuesday would’ve been nice. I know people will say it’s callous but he makes about $12 million per year and is very important to the team. Let’s hope it’s just one game.

Amber

July 13th, 2012
6:15 pm

Congrats, B-Mac!!

bostonbravo

July 13th, 2012
6:18 pm

Thank you for giving permission, Havana Fats.

Sincerely,
God

BravesfaninWis

July 13th, 2012
6:20 pm

Congrats Mac, I have a 6 month old son and its great. His name is Hudson, named of course after Tim :)

GT Alum

July 13th, 2012
6:22 pm

chc4 -

It says they visited the doctor over the break, which would’ve been Monday or Tuesday at the earliest, and they’re not going to do it the same day.

Baby

July 13th, 2012
6:26 pm

All is healthy. The baby and mom are doing great.

BRAVESFAN

July 13th, 2012
6:28 pm

That’s pretty good planning for the All Star break. Congrats and I’ll be praying for a healthy baby.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

July 13th, 2012
6:45 pm

Baby The baby and mom are doing great.

Glad to hear it!…:)

Cyber

July 13th, 2012
7:28 pm

All Star dropped the ball on this one. He should have named him “Citizens Bank McCann” he owns that stadium just like Chipper owned Shea.

Suzie

July 13th, 2012
7:30 pm

chc4: this is to you….it is not about the Braves or Brian McCann, it is about the health and welfare of mother and baby…I am a RN in mother/baby…the doctor visit obviously showed something that the doctors felt needed to be dealt with…not on the braves timetable, but the mother’s and baby’s…

Cyber

July 13th, 2012
7:30 pm

Seriously speaking glad to hear this great news for a great couple.

Cyber

July 13th, 2012
7:44 pm

Soooo why was it planned on the day of the first game back from the break?

I’d say a life is a little more important than a Baseball Game. IJS

Max Sizemore

July 13th, 2012
8:52 pm

From the musical South Pacific:

Some enchanted evening . . .
You will see Tim Hudson . . .
Swinging for the fences
And hit . . . an RBI
A sacrifice fly
Sent down from on high . . .

BravesBobblehead24

July 13th, 2012
9:01 pm

Congratulations Big Mac. Now raise the li Mac to be Super Mac :-)

ATLcracker

July 13th, 2012
9:06 pm

I don’t think the baby was due for another week so this was not planned. Something came up and their physician decided to go early. The parents don’t make that call.

Fan of the Game

July 13th, 2012
9:17 pm

Can he play shortstop? Seriously congratulations to Brian and his wife.

Beau Bock

July 13th, 2012
9:22 pm

Way to go chc4. You just revealed your IQ. What a loser.

Millie

July 13th, 2012
9:23 pm

Vivlamore Reporting From Turner Field!…Breathless! Is this intrepid reporter running around Turner Field in an overcoat and Fedora with notebook in hand and a “Press” card stuck in the band of his hat?

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ

July 13th, 2012
9:30 pm

1. congrats B mac !!

2. jack wilson sux.

IlliniBrave

July 13th, 2012
9:56 pm

Jack Wilson does not suck. He BLOWS!

Jennifer Harrell

July 13th, 2012
10:08 pm

That is awesome!!! I have a 9 year old that idolizes Brian!! He plays travel ball and had to have Brian’s number and is also a catcher. His name is Colton so he thinks it is so cool that he named his son Colt!!

WHIFFLESNAPPER

July 14th, 2012
12:06 am

chc4 you are an idiot moron

Quack Quack

July 14th, 2012
12:23 am

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. McCann.

Georgia Boy

July 14th, 2012
12:45 am

Congrats to Brian, Howie, and the families. Exciting news for one of our guys….

wallypip

July 14th, 2012
12:51 am

Rumor is the gyno and his staff employed the shift.

Thomas

July 14th, 2012
2:05 am

wasn’t he and his wife expecting a child during the all star break in 2010? so how could this be his first?

Daniel

July 14th, 2012
3:13 am

Colt is a porn name.

wliiy g hate liberty media,i

July 14th, 2012
3:39 am

this is mccanns last year as a brave , thank god the kid is healthy i have 5 daughters now lets win the whole damn thing brian.

David

July 14th, 2012
7:30 am

I love baseball but having a healthy baby is more important than any baseball game could ever be.

jw

July 14th, 2012
8:55 am

chc4 – you are an ass – what a stupid comment to post.

Nothing you say can move that hoof out of your mouth and make it right except – “I’m sorry for being an ass”

Terrible comment.

Teddy B

July 14th, 2012
9:00 am

WTG Big Mac, grats on the Little Mac. Kids sure are something else..

AzCat

July 14th, 2012
9:11 am

chc4 is either a:

a. troll
b. d-bag
c. imbecile
d. all of the above

Poll results in eight hours.

southern bell

July 14th, 2012
10:25 am

Very happy for McCann and his wife. Glad everyone is healthy.

Macfan

July 14th, 2012
11:33 am

@Thomas: They had a miscarriage.

Todd

July 14th, 2012
12:20 pm

chc4 – I want to get this straight – you think that a couple should plan the birth of their child around an all star break? You are not callous – you are an idiot. There are some things more important than baseball or work. Get a real life.

Suzie

July 14th, 2012
3:31 pm

Gee, you don’t see chc4 running her mouth now do ya?

[...] me start with big congratulations for Ashley and Brian McCann, who had their first child on Saturday, a son named Colt Michael. The boy will go by Colt, according to Mac Daddy, who said being there at [...]

[...] me start with big congratulations for Ashley and Brian McCann, who had their first child on Saturday, a son named Colt Michael. The boy will go by Colt, according to Mac Daddy, who said being there at [...]

Brandon

October 4th, 2012
3:24 pm

I’m your best fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@###############$$$$$$$$$$$$$$%%%%%%%%%%%%%^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&*****************(((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))_______________++++++++++++

Brandon

October 4th, 2012
3:24 pm

I’m your best fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@###############$$$$$$$$$$$$$$%%%%%%%%%%%%%^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&*****************(((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))_______________++++++++++++

Marceline Bevill

June 21st, 2013
8:34 pm

Gynecomastia is caused by excessive estrogen actions and is often the result of an increased ratio of estrogen to androgen. In approximately 25% of cases, the cause of gynecomastia is unknown.:;*,

Please do view our new web-site
http://www.healthwellnesslab.comfk

Add your comment