The mysterious “personal matter” that caused Austin Kearns to miss a couple games in Chicago this week to travel to Lexington was finally unveiled this afternoon in Marc Lancaster's blog, as was another happy addition:
Austin Kearns will be back with the team tonight as the proud father of Aubrey Ryan Kearns, born Tuesday in Lexington. New mother Abby is reportedly doing fine.
Aubrey's arrival came a day after Reds trainer Mark Mann welcomed son Miller Marc Mann into the world in Cincinnati. Can't wait to congratulate Mark and Michele on their wise choice in spelling.
Congratulations to both families from RHM.
So, I guess this means that I have to stop portraying Kearns as a flakey, happy-go-lucky, overgrown frat boy in my fake news about him. He's going to be all mature and responsible now, right? Right?