You know, the zoo seems to be a place where pro athletes go with their families just like regular people like you and me. Jose Iglesias' wife Arlene Iglesias was there with him a week ago, bopping around with their son Jose Jr. They managed to take a pretty blah picture, but they're all together so I guess it's not blah to them (the least you could do is situate yourselves in front of the flamingo section, guys). I get the impression that Jose posts stuff to Instagram in order to let his family members in Cuba know what he's up to.
Jose Iglesias' wife Arlene Iglesias lives with him in Miami along with their son and Jose's father Candelario (cool name). She's had to give him support after his mom got stuck in Cuba, but I'm very curious if there's policy changes for Cubans going to and from Cuba now that the US has dis-embargoed them and resumed relations. Wouldn't it follow that travelling should be allowed now? That kind of thing may be up to the Cuban government so I'm not sure. Anyhow, as far as Arlene goes, she's just another MLB wife ghost. She's lovely, but she's nowhere to be found on the 'ole internet. She moved to Miami from Boston when he was on the Red Sox, but I guess that means Jose just spends a lot of time alone in Detroit? They might fly to Detroit now and then, but that's kind of brutal when you've got a 3 year-old kid.
Jose and Arlene do know the value of their young chap, though. Jose said recently that his son was the most important thing in his life. Jose Jr. gets all his haircuts in the Cuban barbers in the city, as we can see from a picture posted of him a couple weeks ago. I'm guessing Arlene just stays around the house and cooks up some tasty Cuban meals for the boy.
Nothing is has been officially confirmed about Becky Hammon's girlfriend Brenda Milano actually being her girlfriend, but it's been suspected for years that the two are together and even possibly married. Whether or not that's true is probably going to remain unknown for quite awhile now that Becky has been hired as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. If that's the way they've liked to keep their alleged relationship, there doesn't seem to be any reason why they'd make it publicly official now.
Brenda was the head coach of the women's team at St. Francis for nine years. She resigned in 2012 with a record of 58-184. Hey, it's a tough game, and not every coach can have a winning record. The Terriers actually never had a winning season under Milano. I'm not entirely sure what she's been up to in the past couple years, but she might not want to coach college basketball any more. Becky Hammon's girlfriend Brenda Milano has been photographed with Becky in what looked to be like gym clothes maybe after a workout? Again, we're not 100% confident the two are an item because they're pretty much all business. Becky is extremely busy with her new responsibilities as assistant coach, and she was recently drenched with water and sports drinks after the Spurs won the summer league championship. Granted, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a championship when it comes to the summer league, but if you're looking to get a permanent job placement on the spurs coaching staff, winning is better than losing.
From the few interviews I've seen of Becky Hammon's girlfriend Brenda Milano, she's always well-spoken if not a little quiet when it comes to the camera. Back in 2009 she had a lot to say about the prospects of the Terriers while being interview by some kid who was mumbling into the microphone. She talks about the challenges and expectations and all those coaching buzzwords that you always hear after post-game interviews. I wonder if Brenda will live vicariously through Becky now as a coach? My guess is after a 58-184 career, she might not be so into it.
Justin Hunter's girlfriend Aleisha Rayner is a young and lovely mother of two boys, Braylon and Justin Jr. The kids are one and three years old. The couple's been together since college, where they met at the University of Tennessee. Aleisha used to be on the track team and competed as a runner. Those days are over, but she seems to have taken to motherhood very well.
The thing she's probably not taking to so well is the fighting between Justin and some guy at a bar that happened a few days ago. It's not clear if Justin Hunter's girlfriend was at the bar at the time of the fight. Alleged details of a drunken brawl are always murky, but current reports allege that Hunter punched the guy in the face twice, was separated from him, and then sucker-punched him while the guy was spitting out blood on the sidewalk. Hey, these things happen. Now there's a bit of a debate about whether Hunter should be placed on immediate leave. Personally, I tend to show a lot of leniency with bar fight situations because alcohol and men can and do create fights. Still, gotta' keep those fists from flyin' unless you want to pay big fines and be labelled a problem.
Anyway, as far as Aleisha goes-- she's currently a real estate agent around Nashville. Her bio section doesn't really give much of a sense for Aleisha as a person, but it's professional enough: "I am very big on customer service. The customer service you will receive from me will meet all of your expectations and I will make that commitment to each and every client..."
Well, what if my expectations are to get punched in the face by Justin Hunter? I need a firm commitment that you can provide that service for me.