Found September 17, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Washington D.C. may have a pretty exciting sports couple on its hands. It looks like Angela Rypien and Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez might be dating.
Angela, a quarterback for the Lingerie Football League’s Baltimore Charm and the daughter of former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, dropped the first hint about a possible relationship when she tweeted on Aug. 31 that she was attending her first Nationals game ever.
My first #MLB game EVER :) Go #Nats@ Nationals Park instagr.am/p/PA1QZBv94x/
— Angela Rypien (@Angela_Rypien) September 1, 2012
Sounds like a perfectly fun time, right? We didn’t think anything of that tweet until Sunday night when Rypien sent out another Nats-related tweet:
Hello @mlb!! Watching the @nationals game.. I have my eyes on someone specific ;) Let’s go #Nats
— Angela Rypien (@Angela_Rypien) September 17, 2012
Hmm, so now we had a smiley face with a wink added to the tweet, and an admission that she was watching someone specific. And of course there was one co...
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On his way off the field in the sixth after missing out on his 20th win of the season, Gio Gonzalez tipped his cap and gave a thumbs up to Chipper Jones (who was on third thanks to a walk and then a Freddie Freeman double).
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