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10/18/14

Josh Willingham's Wife Ginger Willingham

 

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Josh Willingham's wife Ginger Willingham is vying for the title of most religiously zealous Twitter user. Now, normally I tend to goof on these folks quite a bit, but since she's clearly a philanthropic type, how could I? I may have mistaken which title she's vying for, and it may actually be the most philanthropically active Twitter user.

Last year, Josh's wife Ginger attended the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation event to help fight youngsters getting old-person pains, and the event was held in a casino of all places. So I'm going to conclude the casino was portioning out a percentage of their take from the players. That's how I'd do it, anyway, because then all you gotta' do is show up and start gambling. If you win, you win, and if you lose, well, you're helping kids. Ginger also attended and helped with an event for leukemia and lymphoma with her kids dressing in various supportive capes and garbs with positive messages.

Speaking of kids, Josh and Ginger have three kids, all of them young and well-mannered. Josh's wife Ginger likes to show them off on the net and is proud of how her son Rhett greets any troops that he happens to see by shaking their hand and thanking them. Ginger's favorite word on Twitter is "bless" or any variation of it. In her blessed eyes, pretty much everything is a blessing. When something happens with Josh on the field or with his Kansas City Royals, it no doubt is fully attributable to the Lord and his blessings. Fair enough. If you'd told me a year ago that the Royals were going straight to the World Series, I'd have told you that would require divine intervention.

10/17/14

Pablo Sandoval's Girlfriend Dubcy Romero

 

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Pablo Sandoval's girlfriend Dubcy Romero has a very nice accent. I have been watching her videos on YouTube, and her heavily-accented narration is quite charming. She is still very much a fledgling videographer/video director. You've got to cut her a lot of slack before you start comparing her work to Spike Jonze.

Pablo's girlfriend Dubcy went to Diablo Valley College in California and is currently employed at Academy of Art University. Her video work is, again, still very much a work in progress, as you can tell by this strange video mash-up she did below. An interesting attempt. In the video, she is featured buying a fairly large bag of Tylenol (which we're probably supposed to suspend disbelief and imagine is a bag of illegal drugs). Then after some jolting and somewhat bizarre camera movements, we get a super-zoom and see her crying. This all takes place in under a minute in a subway station.

I am pretty sure most of Dubcy's videos are student projects, and her narration in this reporting video works because her voice has a really inviting tone. In it, she interviews various non-profit workers and talks about telling news stories that are specifically geared towards enriching peoples lives. Seems like a fair subject to tackle. Pablo has found himself a girl who's interested in doing something artistic with her time, and that's certainly laudable. Pablo's girlfriend Dubcy is also a mega supporter of Guns & Roses, and that includes anything Axl Rose has ever done outside of the band's original lineup. She makes her love of all things G and R pretty clear on all her social media. This means Chinese Democracy found at least one big fan. I can certainly understand Dubcy's appreciation for a band that was basically the most popular cultural phenomenon in South America (with the exception of soccer).

10/20/14 (Updated)

Travis Ishikawa's wife Rochelle Ishikawa

 

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Travis Ishikawa's wife Rochelle Ishikawa must be a proud woman tonight. With the game knotted up in the bottom of the 9th in game 5, Travis Ishikawa sent the San Francisco faithful home happy, belting a three-run home run to send the Giants to the World Series.

Travis Ishikawa's wife Rochelle hasn't always enjoyed things like LCS walk off home runs in their relationship. In fact, the couple first met after Travis was hit by a pitch in the mouth. The injury sent him to a dentist's officer, where he met Rochelle, working as a dental assistant. Travis was playing minor league ball in San Jose, and was only in the city for one day before their first meeting, and admits to being too nervous to talk to Rochelle, especially given his circumstances:

"Not only was my face swollen the first time I went to her office, but the airlines had actually lost my luggage the day before. My baseball stuff made it but my personal bag didn't make it, so, when I went in there, I was wearing the same shirt I had worn the day before and I had flown all day in it. And from sliding I had cuts on my elbows and blood on my shirt a little bit. But she says she doesn't remember any of that. She found me attractive, I found her attractive and it worked out."

Fortunately the less that ideal impression didn't last, and his nerves calmed when he went in for a follow up two weeks later, when he invited her to a game. The rest as they say is history, when Travis proceeded to hit a home run in said game (I ordered chicken fingers and only one beer on the first date with my wife.... his first date is more impressive). Clearly, chicks dig the long ball, as Rochelle was interested in more, and offered to show Travis around the city.

The rest as they say, is destiny. Travis and Rochelle Ishikawa have three children, ranging in age from 6 to 13. Their first child, a daughter was born on September 25th, 2008, Travis' 25th birthday.