Eli Manning Forced To Bring Baby To Work When Sitter Calls In Sick
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Giants QB Eli Manning was forced to bring his infant daughter, Lucy Thomas Manning, to New York’s 27-13 home victory against the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon after the child’s regular babysitter called in sick, sources reported.
“I hope it’s cool that I brought Lucy in today,” Manning explained to head coach Tom Coughlin, while wearing the child in a harness on his chest. “Our sitter came down with a bad case of stomach flu, or something, and my wife couldn’t watch her because she and her girlfriends are getting their mani-pedis today, so that just left me to watch the baby. I promise, you won’t even know she’s here.”
Despite Manning’s best efforts, the infant’s presence did cause unexpected delays to the contest.
“We had to burn a timeout early in the second quarter so Eli could feed his kid some strained peas,” said a frustrated Hakeem Nicks after the game. “And later, he demanded that the entire stadium had to be absolutely silent, because he said the baby, ‘was just drifting off to sleep.’ Then, when she woke up and got cranky, he made the entire starting offense sing, ‘Wheels on the Bus.’ Eventually, Eli just had the scoreboard operators put an ‘Elmo’s World’ DVD on the jumbotron, and that seemed to do the trick.”