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    This Couple Revealed Their Baby's Gender In The Most Epic Way Possible

    Put down your cake-cutting knives — the ante has been upped.

    Like many expectant couples, Monique Tello and Steven Statter wanted to surprise their family with the sex of their baby in a fun, creative way.

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    While some opt for cakes or balloons, this baseball-loving duo pulled off a gender reveal idea that kind of blows everything else out of the water.

    "We are both huge Dodger fans," Monique told BuzzFeed Life. "Pregnancy is typically focused on the female, so I wanted Steven to feel included in our gender reveal."

    Monique Tello

    Steven plays baseball with an Orange County men's league every week, so Monique thought this was the perfect way to get him involved.

    To pull it off, Monique came up with the idea to create a "baseball" from a plastic Christmas ornament filled with chalk powder.

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    The couple were kept completely in the dark -- Monique's sister Marissa was the only one privy to the results of the gender scan in order to load the "ball" with the corresponding color of chalk.

    The couple rented a baseball field and invited family and friends to wear either pink or blue to indicate their gender guess.

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    The "teams" filled their respective dugouts...

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    Daddy Steven took the plate...

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    Mama Monique threw out the first pitch...

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    And BLAMMO! It's a girl!

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    "I had no expectations, but I was so surprised and shocked and thrilled," Monique told BuzzFeed Life. "I can't wait to dress her up and put bows bigger than her head on her!"

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    Photographer David Swayze explained that the pressure was on for Steven -- they had one fragile ball, and one chance to get the shot.

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    "Although I was a little on edge, I was more stressed out for Monique and Steven," the photographer said. "I remember saying a quick little prayer to myself before she threw the ball, not for me to get the perfect shot, but for Steven to make contact with the ball giving them both the outcome that they had envisioned in their minds."

    Still, the dad-to-be, nicknamed "Showtime" for his hitting skills by his baseball buddies, stayed calm and focused.

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    "Steven has never struck out in a game, so he just treated it like any other at-bat" the proud mom-to-be explained. "He swung, saw the pink powder and instantly thought, 'Softball, here we come.'"

    "There were about 50 friends and family members there," Swayze said. "The energy was amazing."

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    Congratulations, Monique and Steven!

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