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Mike Pelfrey learns to never assume a woman is pregnant

Mar 9, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com passes along the important life lesson Mike Pelfrey learned from Taylor Tankersley‘s wife:

Pelfrey, himself a new father, asked Tankersley’s wife Lauren when she is due.

“Due with what?” she deadpanned.

Said Pelfrey: “My heart skipped a beat.”

Rubin notes that she’s actually due to give birth Friday, but I’m guessing that’ll be the last time Pelfrey assumes a woman is pregnant. Generally something to avoid. Unless you’re Larry David, in which case hijinks will ensue and it’ll be funny.

Also of note from Rubin’s story:

The family has picked the name Huck for their soon-to-be-born son. The reason: It’s the name of country star Brad Paisley’s son, and Tankersley is into music.

“Mommy, why did you name me Huck?”

“Because your daddy “is into music.'”

  1. phukyouk - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    made that mistake once… did not go over well.

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    “The family has picked the name Huck for their soon-to-be-born son. The reason: It’s the name of country star Brad Paisley’s son, and Tankersley is into music.”

    Way to be original. Naming your son after a celebrity’s 4 year old son isn’t ridiculous at all.

    • phukyouk - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM

      at least its not bronx or telulah or brooklyn or apple…..

    • lowe25 - Feb 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      They did not name him Huck because of Brad Paisley. Yes, Taylor likes music but it is in no way related to him and his wife naming their son Huck. Media can get things turned around sometimes. But speaking of being ridiculous…. Do you really find it necessary to talk negative about people you don’t even know? Why would you care what someone else named their child? To me, thats ridiculous…get a new hobby.

  3. manute - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    The fact that when Taylor Tankersley associates the name “Huck” with Brad Paisley and not anything else is kind of weird. Then again, I named my boy Tom Sawyer after the Rush song.

  4. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Three life lessons:
    1. Never assume a woman is pregnant.
    2. Never tell the truth when your girlfriend or wife’s new purple dress makes them look like an eggplant.
    3. Don’t get married. Not a good way to spend 60% of your net worth and waste a decade or two that could have been spent playing the ponies and sipping Ketel One and Cranberry.

    • Old Gator - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM

      4. And if she is, demand amniocentesis before concluding that it’s yours. That gets expensive in a hurry.

      • BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

        Sage advice.

    • yankeesfanlen - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM

      5. If she demands you stop spending money on souped-up cars, tell her you’re going out for cigarettes and peel out.

  5. guileless22 - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Good advice in general, but I don’t think you need to worry about it when you’re talking to the wife of a major league baseball player.

  6. Jonny 5 - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Tankersley is pretty lucky to have a wife with such a good sense of humor.

    • Old Gator - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM

      Maybe yes, maybe no. My ex wife had a sense of humor to. Not good. Depends on what she jokes about, and when she jokes about it, you know?

      • Jonny 5 - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM

        LOL!! Well I hope you at least had a good retort to the ex’s “comedy” . She was a Brit right? I mean there are many ways to go with the Brittish. Did she have mouth that could double as a stump grinder? That could cause most men to “cringe” in fear.

  7. cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    “Huck”??? Dammit man, name the DOG Huck, not the kid! WTF is the matter with these great instinctive natural athletes they gotta name their kids something outlandish?

    • phukyouk - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      we named the dog Indiana…..

  8. yankeesfanlen - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    I once had a dog named Huck
    He loved to hunt and

    • phukyouk - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      izzat anything like that man from Nantucket… of which stories about him were greatly exaggerated?

      • yankeesfanlen - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM

        In a field one day
        He found his prey
        But I wa s*** out of luck

        Limericks on demand.

  9. Jonny 5 - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    I named a dog Angie. Yeah it was because of the Stones song.

    • cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM

      I dated an Angie once. She was kind freaky, but in a good way. “Angie” for a dog, though? Could cause problems if you then date a girl with the same name. My policy is stay away from girls with dog names (your Sadies and Bellas of the world) and don’t name the kids anything that could be used for dog names (Rex, Roy, and the like), and, of course, never EVER tell a girl you are interested in that you have a dog with the same name as hers. That is always going to lead to tears. Hell, she might even start crying, too.

      • Jonny 5 - Mar 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

        Date? What is this word you speak of? I’ve been married for 50 years, or so It seems…..

      • cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM

        This is a word I’m working back into my vocab. I’ve been married lo these 17 years, 15 of which were pretty damn good. The last month has seen me resetting my use of the term. I wonder where old Angie is these days? I feel that whistling for her would be a mistake.

  10. Brian Murphy - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Huck Tankersley?

    I hope that kid learns to enjoy his future career as a stunt double.

    And yes, maybe porn star. But that’s almost too obvious.

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