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10/23/14

Javier Lopez's Wife Renee Richards Lopez

 

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Javier Lopez's wife Renee Richards Lopez waited until Javier got his degree to marry him. This was at the insistence of Renee's father, whom asked young Javier to wait to get it before getting hitched. My guess is he saw it as incentive? Either way, I like how Renee's father was thinking. Plan for the future and insure yourself with a degree. Mind you, he only finished his degree (in psychology) three years after he was drafted into the Majors. Seems weird to me because-- did Renee's dad make that deal before Javier was drafted or after? It would have been a seriously raw deal to make if he'd already been drafted and his fate was known. Not many pro baseball players go on to become psychologists (or none that I've ever heard of).

Javier and Renee had known each other for quite some time before they started dating at the University of Virginia. They were actually students and friends in high school before they moved on to the mega-university. They've known each other for quite a while, and now they're both hardened parents. They've got two kids, Kylan and Christian, and judging by the thoughtful note that Javier wrote to Renee on Mother's Day, Renee is doing a fantastic job as a mom: "I would like to be the first to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. It has been a great 10 months in the making and our baby girl is lucky to have you as her mother. You are caring, compassionate, and most of all a loving person which are the qualities I fell in love with and our girl will appreciate as she gets older." Now that is very sweet indeed.

Let's see if Javier and wife Renee are up to the task of being World Series parents for a third time. Javier has won two championships before-- one with the Red Sox and one with the Giants in 2010.

10/21/14

Yusmeiro Petit's Wife Veronica Salas

 

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Yusmeiro Petit's wife Veronica Salas is not superstitious. Clearly, she would not have done what she did if she was, and I don't blame her for what she did either. I'm talking, of course, about the near-perfect game her husband missed last year back in September.

Yusmeiro and his wife were both at the game, and Petit was pitching. He'd pitched a perfect game all the way up to the 9th inning with two outs and a 3-2 count, and then police escorted Veronica down to the field so she could celebrate her husband's feat, and some guy got a hit. Damn-- that is rough! It would have been the 24th perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball. He would have had a place in history. Anyway, Yusmeiro's wife Veronica had nothing to do with it, in my opinion. I don't buy into that superstitious mumbo jumbo. It was simply a coincidence that right when she was escorted down to the field, the fella' managed to scrounge a base. I wonder if Veronica told Yusmeiro that she was being escorted down to the field before the game was over? He probably had a good laugh at it.

The couple does not have kids, and they're enjoying it. Coincidentally, Yusmeiro's blown perfect game was not the only shot he had at the record books. He did, in fact, break the National League record for retiring the most consecutive batters. The previous record was 41 by a dude named Jim Barr, and Yusmeiro beat that this August. To add evidence to the theory that superstition is nonsense, take a guess if Yusmeiro Petit's wife Veronica Salas was in the stands the night when Petit broke Barr's record. After it happened, Barr commented, "I guess my life's over now. I can't rest on my laurels anymore."

10/21/14 (Updated)

Slava Voynov's girlfriend Marta Varlamova

 

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Slava Voynov was arrested on charges of alleged domestic assault late last night. Police, due to the privacy afforded victims of domestic assault, have not released the name of the victim and would not confirm whether the victim was Slava Voynov's girlfriend Marta Varlamova. However, the police did point out that, in order for the charge to be domestic assault, a certain relationship with the victim is required. The media speculation at this point is that the victim is in fact Slava Voynov's girlfriend Marta Varlamova, but that is not clear yet.

After receiving a call to their non-emergency hotline with reports of a woman crying, police responded to the 800 block of Avenue C area in Redondo Beach, but were unable to find anyone. Later, the police received a call from Little Company of Mary hospital that they had treated a woman in the emergency room and that her injuries were possibly as a result of a domestic assault. After the officers showed up, they were able to determine that this was in fact the case, and they arrested Slava Voynov.

Marta Varlamova is from the same hometown of Chelyabinsk as Slava Voynov. Marta has a daughter from a prior relationship. The police report notes that, while no child was present at the hospital, a child was present in the home and that was part of their investigation.