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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.
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By now, pretty much everyone is aware that Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for failing a drug test with elevated testosterone. In a rare and somewhat surprising twist, Melky was quick to acknowledge his error and accept responsibility for his actions by releasing the following statement released through the Player's Union:
“My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used. I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.”
Now, while Melky is quick to stand up and own his error, let us offer up another admittedly ridiculous but still possible explanation.
Shortly after Melky won the 2012 All Star Game MVP, he became a father yet again. Melky Cabrera's girlfriend Johanna Medina gave birth to Melianny the couple's first daughter (and third child overall for Melky). Our best research indicates that Johanna resides in Florida, and that their children are with her. Could it be that Johanna was just completely overwhelmed and drugged him with some extra juice in his juice to get him to stay home and help around the house? Melky cannot be with the team for the rest of the season and first 5 games of the playoffs, so she would have 2 straight months of help around the house. At most he'd have to go back to work for another month, but then he's home again for another 4 or 5 months.
OK, so if you haven't left by now, you've probably figured out that we don't know a ton about Johanna, but at least we had an excuse to write about her. Congrats to Johanna on the new child and for getting Melky home again...