Well the new tradition of high-production wedding videos continues with Yasmani Grandal’s wife Heather Grandal. Heather became a mother four years before she became a wife, and so her kid is about six years old now. And the Grandal’s wedding video now tops the list as the most high-production wedding video we’ve ever seen. It had drones with cameras flying over the wedding site. It had the stringiest of string arrangements and the editing work of a Schoonmaker student.
We’re going to editorialize here. I actually think Yasmani Grandal’s wife Heather Grandal is kind of awesome.
She had a truly touching speech that she delivered as her vows. She included the lines “whatever life throws our way, we’ll be able to catch it and throw it right back”. That’s sweet (especially for the wife of a catcher). The video of them preparing themselves for the wedding is sort of like a commercial for a clothing line. During their wedding, Heather and Yasmani broke out in a kind of choreographed dance. And shockingly enough, they actually looked cool doing it. They’d definitely practiced it ahead of time, and it definitely paid off. It was kind of like a music video. Yasmani himself seems like a really cool dude, but I am thinking the dance thing was Heather’s idea.
Our best estimates land Yasmani meeting Heather sometime around 2013, but we’re quick to admit that we could be dead wrong. Yasmani has a dog named Champ that he brought into the relationship, so between the dog and Heather’s son, they’ve got a nice little family unit going. As far as an online presence, Yasmani Grandal’s wife Heather Grandal likes to keep a fairly low profile like a lot of baseball wives.
One interesting bit of information I learned was that Heather knew about Yasmani’s trade to the Dodgers before he did. She woke him up on the couch and told him “I think you got traded”. That’s got to suck. You’ve got the whole thing set up for you and your family wherever you are (in this case San Diego) and then you’ve got to relocate. I guess the move from San Diego to Los Angeles isn’t that seismic, but it’s still a move.
And Ryker Grandal makes four!
Grandal had a tough 2017, with Heather being pregnant with their son, Ryker. Ryker has since become a bit of a social media star and Brew Crew darling with his appearances this year. But, in 2017-2018 it wasn’t all easy. As the OC Register explains, 2017 was particularly rough.
Grandal’s wife, Heather, couldn’t travel and required occasional hospital visits to monitor her pregnancy. Grandal made the trip to Arizona to be with her “countless times” during the 2017 season.
“Every day off. Even on homestands,” he said. “Especially after 36 weeks, I was going back two, three times a week thinking he was coming at some point. Every time my wife went into the hospital and was kept there I made sure I was there.
“If there was a flight available, I would take a flight. If not, I’m driving five hours over there and five hours back the next day.”
Grandal essentially lost his starting job in the process, but found his groove again in 2018. He signed a big deal in Milwaukee and the Grandal family seems to be cruising along nicely at this time.