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Matt Joyce's girlfriend Brittany Svendgard is rather photogenic.
While there’s not much information circulating about the Tampa Bay outfielder’s girlfriend, it’s probably because the web is saturated with a plethora of pictures of Brittany E. Svendgard that speak a thousand words. As we said, Matt Joyce’s girlfriend Brittany Svendgard is rather photogenic.
And in 2012, the Hard Rock Café realized they had a gem in their hands. The petite, chestnut haired and green eyed beauty that is Brittany Svendgard was working for Hard Rock Café in Tampa when they were auditioning for their sixth annual Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar. She competed against about 130 female employees of the hotel/casino, and was chosen as the centerfold. Svendgard, who had only moved to Tampa a year prior from Plainville Connecticut, was excited about being selected. The centerfold got an all expense-paid trip to Las Vegas and participated in paid appearances throughout the year. Proceeds from the first week of calendar sales went to The Spring of Tampa Bay, a domestic violence prevention and emergency shelter agency.
It seems Brittany Svendgard and Matt Joyce have been moving things along in their relationship. This past February Matt Joyce and his 26 year old model girlfriend bought a house together in Tampa. “Officially closed on the house today!!!” Matt Joyce tweeted on February 25th. “So pumped to know that my home with @BritSven will always be in tampa, close to fam, friends & fans.” The couple also shares a puppy together.
While we’ll be watching Matt Joyce this season as he attempts to outdo his 2013 batting average (.235) for the Rays, fans should also keep an eye out for his girlfriend. Brittany Svendgard recently created a modeling/acting profile on exploretalent.com. On it she writes, “I am interested in starting a resume and getting more experience in the modeling/acting industry. I am very easy going and friendly and I would love to work with you, feel free to contact me. Thank you!”
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Jeremy Hellickson had a tough season.
Among qualified starting pitchers, Hellickson finished with the third highest ERA clocking in with a 5.17. Despite that, Joe Maddon is showing unwavering faith in his young righthander, and has put the ball in his hand for the most important game of the Rays season, in tonight's game 4 against Boston. While most of the fairweather Tropicana crowd will show a whole lot less faith in Hellickson than Maddon, we would expect that Jeremy Hellickson's girlfriend Natalioe Cresta stands with the same confidence in her boyfriend as Maddon.
In fact, Cresta went to Twitter to announce to the world how proud she was of Hellickson despite the numbers. Following the regular season Cresta tweeted:
It is officially the end of the regular season...I am so proud of my man for standing strong in one of the most tying season so far! Now let's get that WC spot! #gorays!
Hellickson and Cresta have been dating for years, and have one dog together (but no children). Cresta graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Early Education.
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UPDATE 02/11/2014: Alex Cobb's girlfriend Kelly Reynolds is going to have a cool engagement story for the rest of her life.
The Rays pitcher and his girlfriend went swimming in Sea World's Discovery Cove, when a dolphin swam up to the couple with a buoy. On the buoy was a message reading "Kelly, will you marry Me?" After a quick yes, and some cool candid pictures, Alex Cobb's girlfriend became Alex Cobb's fiance Kelly Reynolds.
Considering everything Cobb went through in the past year, it's a hell of a way to head into 2013. Congratulations to Alex and Kelly
Alex Cobb is lucky to be pitching these days. That's because during the 5th inning of his start on June 15, 2013, Cobb was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer. The ball was going an estimated 102 MPH. Thankfully he was only diagnosed with a concussion but most still wrote him off for the rest of the year. But Cobb fought to get back, making his return a mere two months later.
Alex Cobb's girlfriend Kelly Reynolds on the other hand was uninjured during her scare, but probably came much closer to tragedy then Cobb. Reynolds was still attending school at Alabama in April 2011 when a tornado blew through campus right near her building. Cobb and Reynolds had been on the phone when service cut off. Reynolds was able to send word she was safe several hours later, which was the best news Cobb had heard in a while... until he was called up to the majors the next day.
Reynolds went on to get her Masters degree. She currently lives Tampa and recently participated in the annual Rays on the Runway charity fashion show.