Dexter Fowler's wife Aliya Fowler

Big fan of this couple right here. They take great pictures together of themselves hugging dressed-up donkeys, they write great tweets about marriage equality, and they always look good doing it. Dexter Fowler's wife Aliya Fowler is a Persian mother of their young and very cute daughter Nayalman. Aliya has said "I pray I never have to show these two how much they mean to me. I would lay my life...My world revolves around their happiness and I couldn't be happier." That's a good message. It may not exactly be something to share for everyone on the internet, but it's nice nonetheless.

So I referenced a quote about equality earlier, and it had to do with Dexter Fowler's wife Aliya Fowler. Dexter said a few days ago: "In 1967, interracial marriages were legalized. If that had not happened, my wife and I would not be able to in union. Love should ​always win​."​ That's a pretty cool statement for an athlete to make. You gotta' love when athletes have smart opinions about things that matter in society. So points for that one. I'm sure Aliya was digging that message as well. As far as her response to the Supreme Court's decision about gay marriage, she said: "My heart is happy. It's the acceptance of things we don't understand that gives me hope for the future." I happen to think we do understand them and that was sort of the point, but we know what she means.

Of course, Aliya Fowler can talk about less serious stuff too. She says of prepared meals: "Trying this whole meal prep thing. How boring! Being skinny is boring; I want a Shake Shack burger." I totally agree with this sentiment, and I also would like a Shake Shack Burger. Prepared meals don't have to be completely boring though, as many ultra-obsessive athlete's wives can attest to. Aliya isn't really on that sculpting-the-body-like-it's-metal vibe though, and I can dig that too. The player wives with Michelangelo abs sort of intimidate me and confuse me. Aliya is keeping everything balanced in her life. She even goes on road trips with the baby to see some of Dexter's away games.


Eric Hosmer's girlfriend Kacie McDonnell

Apparently Eric Hosmer's girlfriend Kacie McDonnell was already engaged this year, but that is ancient history. For some probably sick reason, I always find it fascinating to hear about people who were very recently engaged and now dating someone else (bonus points if they're more famous). Don't worry internet, they will all be just fine in the end.

So the deal is that Aaron Murray, young and handsome Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, broke up with the also young and super attractive Miss McDonnell sometime in January. So yes, Eric Hosmer's girlfriend Kacie McDonnell had the appropriate sitting-around-eating-ice-cream time to let things cool right off. If it was ice cream, though, it must have been non-fat, because she is just as much a knockout as she's ever been. I sort of can't believe she's as young as Aaron Murray. Hosmer is clearly the better choice from a financial standpoint, but I'm an outsider in this and I'm pretty sure Kacie wasn't assessing it from that angle.

Kacie is also a soccer sideline reporter, but at the time of meeting Murray while he was still attending Georgia, she would fly down to Athens to be with him. She also gave up her career to be with him in Kansas City, and now that they're over she was quoted as saying: "I'm loving my career in Kansas City. I'm really committed to being a part of this community for the time being..." No biggy, guys-- she's moving on to bigger and better things. Here's the really weird thing: Kacie is the brother of the guy who was engaged to Andi Dorman from The Bachelor. Yes, I watch The Bachelor, and yes I'm happy Andi and that guy split up. It all makes total sense now too. Kacie looks exactly like that dude. She's got the excellent baseball connections since that guy was trying to be a pro. Now she's the nabbing big name baseball players.


Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith

Finding out who Anthony Rizzo was dating involved the all-important team & wives fashion show. These things are gold mines for figuring out who's dating who, and that's what we do. Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith is a young, bubbly family-oriented girl. That's what I get from her on first glance, but let's try to delve a little deeper here. And in a moment of candor, we'll admit off the bat that it does appear we're operating on older information here, and that Mr. Rizzo & Ms. Smith have called things off.

From what I can tell, Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith is a recently graduated student who really just spends a lot of time with a few close friends and mostly family. She recently took her first trip with a good friend of hers to Atlanta and posted the photo online, which is indicative of a kind of inexperience with travel. It's also telling when she tags the photo with "shaky knees." Anyway, there's not much else to dig out of her photos since they're all just her smiling, saying little in the description, and always being with either family or a close childhood friend. So there's not much being found out on that front, and Anthony has posted not one picture of her online. However...

Still, Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith did get the shoulder-tap for the a fashion show held by David DeJesus and his wife Kim DeJesus. That was a pretty clear sign from Mr. Rizzo that he's taking the relationship to the next level, as only true girlfriends and wives usually take part in fashion shows. It would seem like a pretty significant step for the paid, except it does appear the two have since split as we mentioned above. That sort of makes me wonder what it's like when the longtime girlfriends or wives learn of a breakup among player girlfriends. Like, "Hey, I haven't seen so-and-so in awhile, where is she?" The player has no choice but to say they've moved on, and then that player wife/girlfriend has to just pour some beer or something? I guess they can always just stay friends.