Matt Shoemaker’s wife calls Will Middlebrooks a ‘butthole’ for breaking up no-hitter

Matt-Shoemaker-wife-DanielleLos Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The 27-year-old rookie ended up allowing just one hit in 7 2/3 innings of work to pick up his 12th win of the season. That lone hit was a double by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

While Shoemaker was still seven long outs from completing the no-no, his wife Danielle was clearly thinking about it. Her reaction to Middlebrooks’ double was hilarious. Deadspin shared it with us after Danielle deleted it:


Naturally, Danielle caught a Twitter earful (eyeful?) from a bunch of salty Boston fans.

I’m sure Middlebrooks wasn’t offended. Have you ever been golfing with your buddy and called him an a–hole after he bombed a drive down the middle of the fairway? Do you really think he’s an a–hole? Probably not.

Mrs. Shoemaker seems like a funny lady.

Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks got engaged


Things have turned out just fine for Jenny Dell since NESN demoted her and she decided to leave the network. On Monday night, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks proposed to Dell. She said yes.

After popping the question, Middlebrooks took Dell to a surprise engagement party where her family and friends were waiting. She posted the photo you see above with the caption “best night of my life” and also shared a photo of the ring and video from the party.

This past offseason, NESN announced that Dell would be relieved from her duties as Red Sox sideline reporter. The decision was almost certainly made because of her relationship with Middlebrooks. Dell stayed with the network for a while on “desk duty” before accepting a job as a sideline reporter for the NFL on CBS this upcoming season.

H/T Boston.com

Jenny Dell off Red Sox games, likely because of Will Middlebrooks relationship

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Popular Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell has been reassigned by NESN and will no longer be doing Red Sox games, likely because of her relationship with third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

Dell and Middlebrooks were long rumored to be dating, but the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship was not confirmed until December. In an article about Dell receiving an extension from NESN, The Boston Globe mentioned that she and Middlebrooks were dating and living together.

On Thursday the Boston Herald said that Dell had been reassigned in a move that was mutually agreed upon by both parties.

“NESN has an active search for a Red Sox sideline reporter,” spokesman Gary Roy told The Herald. “Jenny Dell, a multi-talented on-air personality, is anchoring ‘NESN Sports Today’ and handling other assignments for NESN.”

The Herald says Dell and Middlebrooks have been dating for nearly a year.

The Red Sox sideline reporter job for NESN is an excellent job and career launching point of sorts. Prior to Dell, Heidi Watney, Tina Cervasio and Hazel Mae all held the position and have gone on to land other great TV jobs.

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Will Middlebrooks’ girlfriend is Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell

Jenny-DellRumors about Boston Red Sox sideline reporters dating players are nothing new. Just ask former NESN reporter Heidi Watney, who was long linked to former Sox catcher Jason Varitek and a couple of other players. Current NESN sideline reporter Jenny Dell is rumored to have been dating third basemen Will Middlebrooks for quite some time now. Apparently that piece of gossip is more than just a rumor.

On Sunday, the Boston Globe reported that Dell and Middlebrooks are indeed dating and in fact live together. The Globe was actually reporting that Dell had been offered a contract extension from NESN, but the paper mentioned in passing that she lives with Middlebrooks.

Good for you, Will. Jenny seems like a nice girl, and she has done a great job of continuing the Red Sox’s tradition of having extremely attractive sideline reporters. For those of you who need confirmation of that, here are some photos.



H/T Barstool Sports
Photos via Twitter/Jenny Dell

Obstruction call on Will Middlebrooks wins game for Cardinals (Video)

One of the most controversial calls in recent memory gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night. Umpire Jim Joyce, who notoriously screwed up Armando Galarraga’s perfect game, called obstruction on Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks for impeding the path of Allen Craig, who was trying to score following an overthrow by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a fielder’s choice with one out in the ninth.

Even though Craig was thrown out at the plate for what would have been the last out of the inning, Joyce called obstruction, which gave Craig and the Cardinals the winning run.

Here’s a clear look at the play:

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