The Darvish family announced yesterday that their new addition to the family is a baby boy weighing in at 3000 grams (or about 6 pounds, 6 ounces). The baby was delivered at 2:01pm with family members crowding the hospital.
Darvish apparently intends to win his game on the 27th against the Seibu Lions just so that he can get his Hero Interview and thank the fans for their support. He was in a similar situation last season when the press caught wind of his relationship with Saeko. After the word got out, Darvish won his next start (August 8th) and publicly made the announcement during his interview.
Sounds like Darvish not only knows how to control a game, but also how to control the media.