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The royal baseball bloodlines must proceed in purity! Edwin Encarnacion's girlfriend Jennifer Pena is the daughter of Tony Pena, the catcher who seemingly played a billion years in the MLB. I remember when Tony was on the Red Sox. I had his baseball card. He was okay, but he'd already passed his prime, having been a five-time all-star prior to getting dealt to the Sox.
Let's keep it about the lovebirds though-- Jennifer's actually a former beauty queen of some sort. There's one picture of her out there with a crown being huddled by a bunch of other beauty pageant chicks like some kind of oracle of pageantry or something. She's a hottie, sure, but she's not to be confused with the other Jennifer Pena, who is a big Mexican pop singer and has no relation to Tony Pena. The Jennifer Pena that Edwin dates, however, is engaged to him as of this year. So that's cool.
Edwin's had a pretty cool ride to being the slugger that he's become. Now hitting .281 with 26 homers at the break, he's been with Toronto since 2009 and had to be relegated to the minors for having lost his mojo at one time a few years back. He went on a tear and was quickly called back, and ever since then his value has continued to climb. He's gotten advice from Robinson Cano about power-hitting, and he's been a premier power-hitter for the past three seasons. He even spanked 42 back in 2012, although he was snubbed for an all-star appearance that year.
One of the weirdest things that happened to Eddy-boy was a fireworks accident in which him and his brother were lighting up some bottle rockets, and one of them flew straight into Encarnacion's face, burning him and causing him to miss a week of action. The doctors told him to stay out of the sun so that he could recover. They were probably drunk or something. If that happened to Jennifer, she'd probably get beauty pageant insurance money, and her army of pageant minions would come after Edwin's brother.
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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.
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Lost in the shuffle of the large acquisition made by the Toronto Blue Jays is the story of their young centerfielder Colby Rasmus. Once a top prospect in the Cardinals organization, Rasmus has fallen on hard times from a baseball perspective. Despite only batting .223 in 2012, the Blue Jays apparently were convinced he still has a chance to be an elite talent and signed him to a one year deal worth $4.675 million in hopes he can contribute to their revamped high power offense.
2011 was admittedly an odd year for Rasmus. He was traded from the Cardinal's organization, the only team he had played for. On top of that, he also had to deal with living in a new country (Canada). Making the transition easier for him was Colby Rasmus' wife Megan Rasmus. Well, technically she was still Megan Hudson as they were just engaged when the trade happened, but they were married during the offseason on December 03, 2011. All reports we have read say Megan was his "long time" girlfriend.
There is not a lot of information about Megan but from what we can tell, she is pretty busy raising the couple's daughter Rylee, who born in early 2010. The Rasmus' live in Toronto during the regular season but return to Colby's home state of Alabama in the offseason.