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My official reaction when the Braves trade for Justin Upton was that of reserved excitement, but in my mind I was running around jumping for joy. It's not everyday that your favorite team trades for your fantasy crush, especially if they only have to give up 60 cents on the dollar.
I tempered my expectations coming into the season, mostly because Upton was a huge disappointment in 2012. Maybe it was moving out of the desert or maybe it was joining up with his brother BJ, but something clicked for Upton as he is off to the best start to a season in his career. Braves fans love it, including the newest Braves' fan, Justin Upton's girlfriend Ashley Borror.
There really isn't a lot of information out there about Justin and Ashley's relationship, but they have been together since 2008. She was referred to by name in an article by ESPN in September 2012. We're all but certain that Ashley is still Justin Upton's girlfriend based on her Twitter account. She has recently began following Craig Kimbrel's wife, Freddie Freeman and the Braves official account. Ashley also has complained about Atlanta traffic in the past months (and having driven in it, I can't blame her. Just awful).
Following the 2012 season, the couple built a massive home in Arizona. With the somewhat surprising move to Atlanta, the couple won't be spending regular seasons in the new digs, but word if they are keeping it for the offseasons or looking to move it (because you know, it's so easy to move 12,000 square foot mansions in this housing market).
That's all we've got for now. As Upton continues his dominance, there's a good chance Ashley will receive more press so be sure to check back later.
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I started writing this post making every hacky joke and recount of the Carols Quentin vs Zack Greinke brawl.
I took the indignant angle, trying to be mad with a guy for doing probably what I would have done. I mean, have you ever been hit with a baseball? It hurts.
I tried to blame him for leaning out over the plate, until pictures started getting tweeted across the web showing him way off the plate on the pitch in question (and ironically of hallway enemy Matt Kemp hanging way out over the same plate the same night).
I even took the ghastly unfunny route of making the bad "he must be "frustrated" at home" jokes, or "sure hope Carlos Quentin's wife Jeane Goff Quentin doesn't hit him with a pitch." Blech. Embarrassing.
Instead, we're taking the route we should have taken 40 minutes ago when we false started this damned post three times, so here we go:
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has had an up and down injury filled career. He's led the majors in HBP every year he's been in the league, and although durability isn't his greatest skill, dude is tough. While he's yet to see the same power numbers from his best year in Chicago in 2008, he always seems like a nice source of HR, RBI and runs for fantasy owners every year.
Carlos Quentin's wife Jeane Goff Quentin has been around since that great season in Chicago. The couple was married on November 29, 2008 in Palo Alto, CA. The couple met while attending Stanford together, where Jeane was an All American in Track & Field.
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In what will sadly be known as the second greatest fire sale in team history (first being after the 1997 title), the Miami Marlins moved basically every big name except Giancarlo Stanton to Toronto for prospects. One of the players was Josh Johnson, who is coming off a somewhat disappointing season but none the less is a hard throwing 2 time All Star who lead the majors in ERA in 2010.
Although his stint in Toronto has gotten off to a rocky start, we're confident that Josh Johnson's wife Heidi Johnson believes he will turn it around (Blue Jay fans sure hope he does). Johnson has ties to Canada as his parents actually were both raised in Canada and Josh himself was born close by in Minneapolis.
Heidi Johnson on the other hand might not be as used to the cold weather having grown up in Covina, CA (nearby Anaheim). This however turned out well in 2010 when Josh appeared in the All Star Game in Anaheim as Heidi and her family were able to see him pitch in person.
Josh and Heidi first met while on separate but coinciding trips to Vegas. The couple must have really enjoyed their time there as they vacationed the same weekend in Vegas for several years after. They know how two sons, Cash (age 5) and Cruz (age 2). Finally, as we all know the 2012 Marlins season was a failure, but one redeeming aspect was the show The Franchise which aired on Showtime. Heidi shined in her big stage debut which included a fishing trip to catch (what else) marlins.