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Brandon Workman's girlfriend Taylor Caswell just said yes to his proposal a few days ago on the beach in Florida. Taylor is a religious girl from the south, an occasional model, and coolest of all-- a discus thrower. How often do you meet a discus thrower as good looking as her? My guess is never, since I myself have never met a collegiate discus thrower of any kind [Editor's note: Dude, I threw disc in college. You know I'm good looking.]
I'm fairly certain Brandon Workman's girlfriend originally hails from Dallas, since she was very excited to hear about Rajon Rondo of the Celtics being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Not only is Taylor a Baylor University discus thrower, but she participated in the Baylor homecoming parade as some kind of beauty queen. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for Taylor of Baylor! She also has a habit of calling Mr. Workman "babe," which gets a little excruciating after awhile if you read her tweets to him. I mean, come on folks, if you're not an interested party hearing people call each other "babe" turns saccharine real fast. But Taylor is loving her life with the Sox pitcher and definitely cheers him on and announces when and where he'll be pitching. She's one of those ladies who really gets into what their boyfriend is doing on the field.
When Workman was playing his first season at Boston's Fenway Park, Taylor participated in the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. I guess all the rookie wives and girlfriends participated as well, because Taylor took pictures with them as they worked to raise money to help the Jimmy Fund, which is a cancer research and treatment foundation. She's a nice girl with good intentions, and she certainly gets into whatever Brandon is doing. Brandon Workman's girlfriend Taylor Caswell sees him as a gift from God, and now she's got the diamond ring from God.
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Red Sox Nation is buzzing as top-prospect Garin Cecchini got the call to the big league club today. With Cecchini getting into the game after Dustin Pedroia was ejected in the third inning, you can only imagine the excitement for Garin Cecchini's girlfriend Katie Ivey.
Garin Cecchini and Katie Ivey both hail from Louisiana and have clearly been together for a couple years. Ivey recently graduated college, and is making the regular treks from home to the northeast to be with Garin. Not entirely clear if she's in Boston today to take in the debut, but if he sticks around, we imagine she'd be here soon as well. While not much else is known about Garin's girl, Katie does have a dog with the coolest name ever,... Sox.
Cecchini wasn't the only Sox prospect to make his debut today. Local kid Alex Hassan also joined the big league squad on what's expected to be a short assignment. Hassan and Cecchini are roommates in Pawtuckett, where it appears the two may be crossing paths for the next few months on the AAAA shuttle between the big club and the minors. Congratulations to both Cecchini and Hassan for finally getting their cup of coffee.
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I really hope Xander Bogaerts girlfriend Janelly Martinez didn't follow him on Twitter.
The 21 year old Red Sox rookie is a sensation in Boston with legions of fans despite less than half a season with the big club. It should be no surprise that Xander has plenty of suitors when it comes to the ladies. Unfortunately while opportunity may be thrown at him regularly, Xander needed a little more discretion when it comes to his public Twitter account.
On April 16, Xander tweeted a picture of a woman who was not Janelly Martinez in a damn revealing outfit (OK, fine, it was a short shirt and a long, long disappeared thong). After the recent controversy with a similarly unintended tweet from US Air, Xander did what most people in a relationship would do: Sprinted to delete his Twitter account.
It's not the worst thing for Xander to do. Managing social media when you're probably inundated with pictures of a similar theme is likely challenging. It's very possible that Xander truly made a mistake in his public tweet and decided his infrequently used Twitter account just wasn't worth the headaches it caused.
Xander faced the issue head on, explaining to the Boston Globe why he acted so quickly,
Once I found out, I had to do the right thing and correct it. One thing’s for sure: I don’t want any distraction on the team or for me. No one’s perfect, you know? Be a man and just face the situation. Once I found out, I took it out.”
Not much is known about Janelly Martinez (and frankly, we had to search high and low to come down with a name). We know that she traveled to Aruba with him as he was welcomed home a hero and a World Series champion last November. She was also in Boston with the rest of his family when Xander received his World Series ring in April.
No doubt that Xander has learned a quick lesson about the dangers of social media. In the Globe article he hasn't ruled out a return saying:
Why not? It was a mistake. Everyone learns from their mistakes.