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Man, Will Middlebrooks is racking up one hell of an impressive resume.
In somewhat of a throwaway line from an article in the Boston Globe from December 15, the world has officially learned that Will Middlebrooks and girlfriend Jenny Dell have taken things to the next level. Dell, the Red Sox field/sideline reporter for NESN, has been rumored to have been dating Middlebrooks since this summer, but was not confirmed. Many do question whether Jenny Dell dating one of the players she covers presents a conflict of interest. However, it appears that NESN is ok with their relationship, extending Dell another contract, and fully aware that the couple is living together. Considering that Dell serves as more of a host and television personality than a reporter (where she routinely introduces team friendly puff pieces and light interviews and segments) there's likely not a Pulitzer level of journalist integrity that needs protection here.
Middlebrooks clearly has something working for him. When we first met the Sox power hitting third baseman, Will Middlebrooks girlfriend Ann Lux was in the picture. Middlebrooks and Lux (of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader fame) have since split up and gone their own way. Dell has done an exemplary job staying out of the limelight in her time in Boston, despite basically every male in the 18-99 demo vying for a date with her. Unfortunately, fellas - Cowboys cheerleaders and Jenny Dell prove that some guys have all the luck.
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Executive director of MLBPA, Michael Weiner passed away Thursday at the age of 51. Michael Weiner's wife, Diane Weiner and their three children surrounded Weiner at their New Jersey home at the time of his passing. Weiner was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August 2012, though managed to work while receiving radiation and chemotherapy. Michael Weiner will be succeeded by Tony Clark who began serving as deputy in July, 2013.
Michael and Diane Weiner met in second grade at Lenox Elementary School in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. The couple did not begin dating until college, while he was attending Williams undergrad, and she was at Mount Holyoke. Fortunately the 90 minute drive through Western Massachusetts served no obstacle as the two were married shortly after college in 1986. They have three daughters together; Margie, Grace and Sally.
Weiner maintained a positive outlook despite his diagnosis. In an interview with the New Jersey Star Ledger, he explained his outlook on life:
I could wake up tomorrow and have a game-changing symptom or side effect or something like that. So each day, I try to appreciate the people I get to meet, and the things that I get to do, and the opportunities that I have. I don’t know if that can last forever. It’s been a few months since I’ve had the diagnosis. That’s been the approach that I’ve had.
Words to live by.
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John Henry's Wife Linda Pizzuti Henry rebuffed his advances for quite some time before the couple was eventually married in the summer of 2009. They first met at the Liberty Hotel on June 6, 2008 where they were introduced by mutual friends. John eventually proposed to Linda Pizzuti in the elevator at the Four Seasons hotel (though he did so in such a manner that, two weeks later, she actually had to ask him if it was a real proposal).
After the proposal confusion was cleared up, the couple were married when John Henry made Linda Pizzuti his wife on his yacht, the 164-foot Iroquois. The reception was held at Fenway Park, where Maroon 5 provided the entertainment. Tell you what, that wedding was a LOT classier than mine.
Linda Pizzuti attended college at MIT, where she studied real estate development. A huge travel buff, Linda has been to the top Mount Kilimanjaro (where she ate dinner, apparently) and enjoys scuba diving. John and Linda have a daughter, Sienna, who was born on September 28, 2010.