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:
Last home game of the season! Not the fairytale ending we wanted, but thanks to our Sox fam still a memorable one! pic.twitter.com/G8q45AGInO— Lindsay Clubine (@LindsayClubine) September 28, 2015
I've been challenged by JulieFrates! Lets find a cure for ALS!#IceBucketChallenge We ❤️@PeteFrates3 @RedSox pic.twitter.com/2jyL4l1lXt— Lindsay Clubine (@LindsayClubine) August 4, 2015
Amazing duck boat parade! Thank you RedSox Nation! We love you! @ClayBuchholzFdn pic.twitter.com/jJroetMkcS— Lindsay Clubine (@LindsayClubine) November 3, 2013