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Folsom infant takes 'World Championship Baby' title

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A Folsom baby has taken the title of "World Championship Baby," according to Comcast SportsNet. Brooklynn Olivia Bird of Folsom was crowned the winner of “The Search for the World Championship Baby” contest. The results were announced Monday, Aug. 29. Of the 929 mothers-to-be who registered for the contest - representing 10 states - Jennifer Bird gave birth to the World Championship Baby at 8:02 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 - eight minutes after the World Championship Baby Contest target time of 7:54 p.m. on Aug. 1. Brooklynn was announced as the World Championship Baby earlier Aug. 29 prior to the Giants-San Diego Padres game on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Born at Mercy Hospital of Folsom in Folsom, Brooklynn tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19-and-a-half inches. As the winner of “The Search for the World Championship Baby” contest, the Bird family will receive a birth certificate signed by the Giants, a commemorative brick paver at AT&T Park engraved with their baby’s name and the “Comcast SportsNet 2010 Giants World Championship Baby” title, and a $2,010 gift card. Brooklynn’s parents, Jennifer and Robert Bird, are lifelong Giants fans and first met while attending Folsom High School. Originally from Santa Rosa, Jennifer’s favorite Giant is Will Clark. Raised in Folsom, Robert’s favorite Giant is Brian Wilson. The newlywed couple was married on October 23, 2010 – the day the Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the NL championship series to win the pennant. The Bird family says they will continue their legacy of being Giants fans and raise Baby Brooklynn as a Giants faithful. Last month, Comcast SportsNet announced the beginning of “The Search for the World Championship Baby,” a contest designed to commemorate the Giants’ first World Series championship in 52 years. While some fans partied in the streets with the legions of the Giants Faithful, others chose to celebrate more privately, according to contest organizers. The contest received an overwhelming response with 929 registered expectant parents from California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. To enter “The Search for the World Championship Baby,” expectant parents were required to sign up online at CSNBayArea.com before July 31, 2011, at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Participants had until Aug. 15, 2011, to provide Comcast SportsNet with official documentation proving they are the parent or legal guardian and setting forth the date and time of the child’s birth to compete for the grand prize, which was given to the baby born closest to 7:54 p.m. PST on Aug. 1. Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.