Greg Holland’s wife Lacey Holland has been gearing up for a kid for a few years, and now the day has arrived. Posting pictures of herself taking care of nieces and nephews and dogs on Twitter, anyone could tell she was in the training grounds for having a kid and becoming a mother. Well, now she’s got Nash Gregory Holland, a young gentleman born on October 2.
Nash was the reason for Greg showing up to the first game of the ALDS late, but he still got the save. He had to fly out to North Carolina where he and wife Lacey live as his team was flying to Anaheim to gear up for the start of the series. While Greg is originally from North Carolina, Lacey is from South Carolina (or as I like to call it Counterfeit North Carolina). I’ve been to both states a couple times, and I think even the good folks of SC will agree NC is the jam. Greg grew up just outside of Asheville in a town of about 8000 people, and Lacey was a cheerleader at the school Holland attended. That’s about it for her. She’s a plucky, happy-go-lucky blonde who led cheers. What more could a professional pitcher ask for?
That’s not to say Lacey wasn’t great at what she did. I’ve read a blog post she wrote about competing in a national cheerleading competition. There’s nothing really eye-popping about the post except that her cheerleading team or squad or whatever you call it was doing some form of training or practicing seven days a week leading up to the big day. I have to say, I respect the cheerleading squad a lot more now that I see what dedication it takes to be a good cheerer. Even in the offseason they had workouts to train and get in shape. Now Lacey’s offseason is any second she gets away from a screaming baby.