Brian Giles’ Ex-Girlfriend Cheri Olvera Cusses at him in Abusive Voicemail

The former baseball player’s trial getting most of the media attention has been the Barry Bonds perjury case, but in San Diego, another former All-Star is involved with a lawsuit of his own. Brian Giles is in court to settle the suit his ex-girlfriend Cheri Olvera brought against him.

Olvera is suing Giles for breach of an oral and/or implied contract she says they had while they were together. She’s also seeking damages for alleged domestic violence that occurred during their relationship.

The defense team from James D. Scott’s law office is arguing, amongst other things, that Olvera targets wealthy professional athletes for relationships, as evidenced by her current engagement to Chuck Knoblauch. They also have proof that Olvera was verbally abusive towards Giles. Just listen to this voicemail Olvera left for Giles after she found out he stopped paying her cell phone service. Keep in mind Giles stopped paying AFTER Olvera sued him for over $10 million.

Beware, almost every other word is an F-bomb making this audio 100% NSFW:

Alright, that b**** is certifiably crazy. It was probably a bad idea to tell Giles to save the voice message for anyone to hear it, because it was used in court on Monday. I know it’s not really my place, but let me just say beware Chuck, beware.

Brian Giles’ Ex-Girlfriend Cheri Olvera Engaged to Chuck Knoblauch

Talk about a strange MLB love triangle … Brian Giles‘ ex-girlfriend Cheri Olvera is now engaged to former Twins and Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch. Giles is a former two-time All-Star who had four straight godly seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The San Diego native dated Olvera from 2002-2008 and the two were engaged but never got married.

Olvera is suing Giles for breach of an oral and/or implied agreement she says the two had while they were together that they would divide their property if their relationship were to dissolve. Olvera is also seeking damages for domestic violence she alleges took place while they were together.

The crazy twist is that the ballplayer-chasing Olvera has found a new man.

She and Chuck Knoblauch are now engaged. Making matters more complicated is that Knoblauch pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault last year for choking his former common-law wife, but that obviously isn’t a concern for Cheri.

[Read more...]

So That’s Where Brian Giles’ Power Stroke Went …

Brian Giles is pretty well-known for his odd sense of humor and penchant for being naked. And when he’s not out tanning himself, waxing himself, or cavorting around the clubhouse in his skivvies, he’s a pretty good player. At least he was before getting traded to San Diego. In the four years prior to being dealt for Jason Bay and Oliver Perez, Giles averaged 37 home runs a season. Since becoming a Padre, his power numbers have dropped steadily to the point where he’s lucky if he cracks 15 home runs. So where did all that power go? Either the dude was roiding up, or he was wasting it all off the field battering his woman (possibly out of roid rage?):

Giles had a lawsuit filed against him by an ex-girlfriend claiming she was battered and abused by Giles, to the point that she had a miscarriage. Unless that’s just generic footage, it looks like she has a pretty strong case. Maybe if that jerk were trying to do his hitting on the field he wouldn’t have screwed my fantasy team in ’04 as badly as he did. Makes you wonder if this is only coming out now because he’s no longer an All-Star …

Apparently Winning Is Not Too High on Brian Giles’ Agenda

The waivers system is a complicated process in baseball that allows players to be traded even after the trade deadline has passed. Several players are placed on waivers, as it allows many teams the chance to rid themselves of a bad contract. Only problem is often times nobody’s interested in claiming a weak-hitting Andruw Jones-type at an overpriced $18 million a season. But sometimes good players get placed on waivers and a team in the pennant race won’t have a problem taking on the contract so long as they feel it makes them better. That’s precisely what happened with the Red Sox, who claimed Brian Giles off waivers this week. The two sides then had 48 hours to work out a deal that would have sent Giles to Boston in some sort of a trade. Only problem, Brian Giles decided to veto such a deal.

Now, there are several ways to view this move by Giles, but one obviously is precisely how I described it — winning can’t be too high on his agenda if he’s blocking a trade from a team 27 games under .500 and sporting the worst record in baseball, to the defending World Series Champs who have the 4th best record in the game and currently occupying a playoff spot. That’s all I’m saying. We do know that Giles has literally earned the right to block such a trade because it was negotiated into his contract, and we do know that he grew up in San Diego and his entire family is in San Diego. All that I get. But like I said, obviously winning isn’t too much of a priority for him if he’s blocking this trade. Not to say that it’s the wrong move for him, considering of course that the Red Sox might not repeat as champions, but how many guys block a move from the worst team in baseball to a playoff team? Not many that I know of, especially for a guy who came that close to winning in ’97 with the Indians. Just sayin’.