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Kyle Kendrick marries three-time “Survivor” contestant

Nov 15, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

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Over the weekend Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick married former three-time “Survivor” contestant Stephenie LaGrossa.

People magazine has all the sappy details, such as the couples’ two dogs acting as flower girls and what dress LaGrossa wore, but I’m more interested in the fact that two-fifths of the Phillies’ rotation is now married to “Survivor” contestants.

Four years ago Cole Hamels married Heidi Strobel, who famously shed her clothes for some chocolate in Season 6 of the reality show and ended up finishing fourth.

Perhaps, much like Billy Beane and the A’s searching for on-base percentage and good players who may not look good in a uniform back when Moneyball came out, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies have discovered that pitchers married to women from reality shows are the latest market inefficiency.

  1. Utley's Hair - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Does that mean that he’ll have an off year next season, followed by a return to his pitching prowess?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM

      It means he’s going to start training in third world countries in a loincloth.

    • BC - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM

      I don’t think I’d put “pitching prowess” and “Kyle Kendrick” in the same sentence.

      • Utley's Hair - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM

        Haha…that’s why I didn’t mentione his name.

  2. Jonny 5 - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Maybe survivor is a testing ground for Phillies wives?? “Do you want to be a wife of a Phillie?, here’s how, just fill out this paperwork….” BRILLIANT!

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM

      Can we vote anybody off the bandwagon?

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