— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on July 22 at 7:34PM

King of QueensI have never seen the show “King of Queens” and probably won’t start watching it now but this is still worth a mention…

Kevin James, star of “King of Queens” (and co-star with Adam Sandler in that new movie whose name I’m not even going to bother looking up) just become a dad.

His daughter’s name: Shea Joelle James. He said:

I honestly…honestly did [name her after Shea Stadium]. I have been a Mets fan my whole life and [have] such good memories going to Shea Stadium. Her middle name is Joelle after my dad Joe who passed away. I brought it in because he used to take me to Shea all the time.

I can’t believe this got by my wife. She ended up liking the name just for the name itself.

However, Shea Stadium will be replaced by Citi Field in 2009 -- the new stadium is currently under construction. He jokes,

I am excited and a little upset I am going to have to change [her name] to Citi [Field], when they change the stadium over.

My wife and I were going to use Shea as a girl’s name, if we ever had daughters. Instead we had three sons. And Shea is not a good first name for a man. Ask Shea Hillenbrand.

Nice work, Kevin James.

[July 22, 2007 11:30 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Brian said

Piazza is the perfect girl's name.

[July 23, 2007 12:14 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Eli said

I think Chipper Jones named his kid Shea as well for all the good times he's had there.

[July 24, 2007 1:44 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

Laugh it up Brian. Piazza will be a Yankee in seven days or less.

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