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Clay Buchholz was introduced to his wife by Donald Trump, is big fan of 45

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Clay Buchholz was introduced to his wife by Donald Trump, is big fan of 45

Philadelphia Phillies fans likely don't know a ton about one of the team's most recent pitching acquisitions, former Red Sox right-hander Clay Buccholz, but it turns out he has a unique connection to the 45th President of the United States of America.

It was Donald Trump who first introduced him to his now wife, Lindsay Clubine, at an after party of a UFC fight following a game out in California back in the late aughts.

The Boston Globe wrote about the encounter early last year.

“It was ‘Affliction: Banned’ fighting, and [Trump] owned the whole circuit," Buchholz told the Globe. "My wife knew him prior, from ‘Deal or No Deal’ when he came on the show as a celebrity banker."

“She was helping him host this event in Anaheim. So when we all walked in, he was there, and he saw us and he introduced Lindsey to me.”

Trump, of course, also has ties to a more formative New England athlete in Tom Brady who allegedly called Donald on Thursday to congratulate him on his coming inauguration. 

As for Buchholz opinion on Trump? He was a big supporter during the campaign and is a fan of the former " The Apprentice" host.

“He says what a lot of people think and don’t say,” Buchholz told the Globe. “I like that part of him."

Phillies fans tend to say what they think, so he'll probably be a fan of them as well, right?

Here are some shots of the couple from their social media accounts:

Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

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Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

Think the food at your tailgate is good? Maybe you should save some room for what For The Win has dubbed the ‘Craziest Stadium Food’ for the 2017 season.

The USA TODAY sports blog, in what looks like a coordinated effort with concessions provider Aramark, ranked the top-10 craziest stadium foods of 2017 and the “slim chicken” at Lincoln Financial Field earned the top spot.

We’re not sure if this is a sandwich, breakfast food or dessert because the slim chicken is a Frosted Flakes-crusted chicken breast with sharp cheddar cheese and ghost chili honey glazed bacon on a sliced apple fritter.

There’s so much to consider here. This menu item includes every aspect of the food pyramid as the apple fritter hits the fruits and veggies and grains and the chicken, bacon and cheese have you covered for dairy and meat. It’s basically a health food, all things considered.

Given the new Chick-Fil-A stand that is inside the Atlanta Falcons new stadium, which will only be open for one of their home games, it’s nice to see the Eagles bringing a chicken sandwich that you can enjoy at every single game this season to the table.

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

I guess if you were a member of the 2008 Phillies, it’s the summer to sell your house. Yesterday, we featured Cole Hamels' absolutely insane 10-bedroom Missouri mega-mansion, and today, it’s longtime Phillie and 2007 MLB MVP Jimmy Rollins, who recently put his Swedesboro, New Jersey, estate up for sale.

Rollins, who saw his 17-year career likely come to a close after a failed stint in Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants earlier this season, listed his five-bedroom, 3.5 bath house less than a month ago for $799,000, the same exact price he bought it for.

According to Realtor.com, Rollins moved into the home in 2005, well before he earned the vast majority of the near $100 million he would pull in during his career.

Especially for the price, roughly $9 million less than Hamels’ crib, this house is pretty sweet. It sits on 2.58 acres of land and is a total of 5,292 square feet. In addition to the eat-in kitchen and massive walk-in closets, the best part of this house has to be the backyard, which includes a pool with hot tub and a waterfall.

Other features of Rollins’ house include a detached three-car garage, a full finished basement, poker room and gym.

Here’s the entire listing, complete with photos and information.