Raise your hand if you thought that Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly would get the ball for game 1 of the NLCS?
OK, everyone besides Joe Kelly's girlfriend Ashley Parks can put their hands down, because they are lying. Kelly, who had a phenomenal second half to the season, has become another in a long line of Cardinals bred players to find success without the typical fanfare to match. As we've seen time and time again, the less heralded prospects often times arrive in the bigs with a common theme of stability off the field, and Joe Kelly is no different. Kelly has been dating Ashley Parks for years, and the couple is set to be married on November 23, 2013 with fellow Cardinals starter Shelby Miller serving as best man.
Ashley Parks is a self described, "Cali-bred goofball with an athletic mentality who loves sports, media & an active lifestyle. Take chances, make mistakes, be a G." Parks is heavily involved with Cardinal wives activities, regularly participating in charitable events the group supports.
Joe and Ashley have no children, but definitely have dogs. Congrats to the soon to be newlyweds.