Bucs giving babies in Tampa free diapers and Lovie Smith autograph

The Buccaneers are thinking outside the box and bringing in new fans from the crib. (Buccaneers.com)
The Buccaneers are thinking outside the box and bringing in new fans from the crib. (Buccaneers.com)

The number one thing we get asked here at CBSSports.com is "Why don't you guys do more baby stories? Babies are so cute."

OK, so no one has actually ever asked that, but we do have a baby story to pass along and it involves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In an effort to create new lifelong fans, the Bucs are going after babies. The team launched a "Bucs Babies" program this month that promises free Buccaneers gear to any baby born in the greater Tampa area during the month of May.

"You are never too young to be a fan, and we are excited to welcome the newest generation of Bucs Babies and their parents to the Buccaneer family," chief operating officer Brian Ford said this week.

So what do the babies in Tampa get that no other babies in the country will receive? For one, they get an autograph from new coach Love Smith.

The babies -- and their families -- also get some "training camp" gear that consists of diapers, wipes, creams and some Walgreens coupons.

Plus, the babies get a birthday party on the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium. Any baby will tell you that's a cool location for a birthday party. There's also a free subscription to the Tampa Tribune involved for the babies that already know how to read.

Anyway, if you're dying for another Eye on Football baby story, you can go here to read about the time that Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton dressed up like babies.

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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