Top 10 Reactions to the incident with Tabata's wife

By now you’ve probably read about the incident with Jose Tabata’s wife stealing a two month old child. You probably also read that the 20 year old prospect’s wife is 43 years old, which might be even more shocking. This isn’t really a laughing matter, but that’s never stopped me from joking about a subject before. So here were my top 10 reactions to the incident with Tabata’s wife:

10. Tabata’s wife is 43?

9. I don’t think this is what Tabata had in mind when he said he wanted kids someday.

8. The child would be perfect for the backup catcher competition if it wasn’t for the horrible steal percentage by opponents.

7. This isn’t the first time Tabata’s wife has been accused of snatching babies. She did marry a 20 year old.

6. Tabata must have forgotten that he plays for the Pirates, not the Cougars.

5. Maybe Tabata’s wife was just looking for a younger man, realized the child was female, and returned her.

4. We haven’t seen this kind of theft involving the Pirates since the Aramis Ramirez trade.

3. Wait, Tabata’s wife is 43?!

2. Nyjer Morgan tried to steal the child first, but over-slid his destination.

1. Tabata’s wife needs to be managed by John Russell. That will limit her stealing.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • The Jello Phone

    Those are pretty good, Tim. I especially liked #2.