San Francisco Giants Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

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).

10/16/14

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.

10/15/14

Hunter Pence's Girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis

 

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Hunter Pence's girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis (awesome last name) has just finished creating a comic music video about Hunter Pence. In case you haven't seen it...

Man, how cool is it to be Hunter and have a girlfriend like Alexis that does this kind of stuff? Lexi, as she likes to be called, might be one of the coolest athlete girlfriends I've seen in some time. First of all, she is a production coordinator at IGN. That means she puts together segments and shows for one of the youngest and hippest entertainment sites on the internet. I happen to watch these segments from time to time, and so I understand why Lexi refers to herself as a "closet geek," as the vocation sort of requires you to be up your geeky subjects. She is also a big player of Call of Duty, and while I'm not totally well-versed, I understand that's a seriously competitive video game (maybe the most competitive)? All of this basically amounts to her being really fun and interesting.

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I recently watched Alexis reporting about what the new batmobile looks like in the upcoming Batman movie and what video game features are coming out in future games. She's got that peppy, energetic and slightly skeptical style that works perfectly for IGN. She gets an "A" from me. Hunter's girlfriend Alexis should give a seminar on how to actually do something other than take pictures of themselves. Though most people in general aren't talented enough to project the excitement and bubbly good vibes that she does. Her job consists of knowing what is going on in the world of video games, and so that automatically links her with young people and gives her "cool cred." Not even Hunter Pence can compete with that, though the fact that he reads entire online user agreements before agreeing to changes (according to Lexi's comic video) isn't helping him.