Arizona Diamondbacks Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/06/15

Randy Johnson's wife Lisa Johnson


Randy Johnson's wife Lisa Johnson has been married to him for something like twenty years, and ​met during a charity event when he was a youngin' on the Montreal Expos. This was back in the raging 80's, and the charity event had something to do with golfing. Lisa herself is 6'0", though I suppose that's kind of a strong characteristic to be coupled with a guy that's 6'10".

Lisa married Randy in 1993 and had a bunch of kids with him (Sammy in '94, Tanner in '96, Willow in '98, and Alexandria in '99). Of the four kids, Randy Johnson's wife Lisa Johnson managed to birth a daughter who happens to be a major volleyball talent-- Willow. Apparently she's rated as one of the top 25 underclassmen in the country and can kill the ball.

As far as Lisa's life has gone, she's been the consummate mother of Johnson spawn and supporter of Johnson injuries, and there's been a few doozies. There are reports that Johnson also had a child with a woman named Healther Roszell, with those same reports suggesting he's never met the child. I'd be curious to know what Lisa thinks about Randy's ancient past with Roszell, since he was demanding she repay him over $70,000 in child support payments back in 2006 (important note, Randy was making $16,000,000 a year back in 06). The Smoking Gun reported it as him "getting stingy," but hey, seventy-grand is seventy-grand. Randy Johnson's wife Lisa Johnson was formerly a photo shop manager before she got hitched with the Big U. Back in the late 90's it was reported that Lisa and Randy were building a "house for tall people," where all the doorways were 8 feet tall and all the countertops were at his waist rather than his knees. You've got to remember that's not a big deal for Lisa since she's 6'0" too. Hobbits like myself would scurry between the cabinets and survive on their scraps.

07/09/15

AJ Pollock's wife Kate Newall


AJ Pollock's wife Kate Newall came ​over to the United States from Australia and played a mean game of lacrosse during her time at Notre Dame. The couple met when she was a starter on Notre Dame's women's lacrosse, and according to her player profile, she was a competent one. He was doing his thing on the diamond; now he's doing his thing for the Diamondbacks. Somewhere along the way, Kate lived in England for awhile, and she would call her hometown Middlesex.

Kate worked at GE Capital for one year after she graduated from the Mendoza College of Business, which is a pretty good school, from what I understand. AJ Pollock's proposed to his now wife Kate Newall while his entire team was in Sydney back in March of 2014. He said since she's from Australia that it was a good time to do it. I like his reasoning-- it means he was thinking about how she would feel in that backdrop. I actually saw a picture of him proposing on some rocks by the ocean from the trip. It's not really a good photograph because of the lighting, so we're not going to bother to include it, but all I could think about was how dangerous the waters of Australia are. They've got all those ultra-lethal stinging creatures like jellyfish and sea snakes and crocodiles.

Given that the couple hasn't been married for a year, and that they both maintain no real public presence on social media, it's is probably a good thing. You can't really get a more British sounding name than Newall, and yet she abandoned England and their lacrosse team! Back when Kate was recruited by the ND coach Tracy Coyne, Kate said: "Tracy and the team came over to play in England two summers ago. I hadn't really thought of going over to America to play. I was always going to go to an English university." Imagine if she hadn't been recruited to an American school. She's be a completely different person as it relates to being with AJ, and she'd be working in some office with Ricky Gervais making uncomfortable jokes.

04/11/13 (Updated)

Miguel Montero's wife Vanessa Montero


After trading franchise player Justin Upton as well as Chris Young and Stephen Drew, it would appear that the Arizona Diamondbacks are in a rebuilding mode. One constant that remains in their lineup is Miguel Montero, who has been with the team since 2007. So while the fans have some adjusting to do, Montero seems settled into his starting catch role. A familiar face in his life is Miguel Montero’s wife Vanessa Montero.

Now 29 years old, Montero has been the starting catcher for the Diamondbacks since 2009. As their longest tenured player, he will lead a youth movement in the desert along with manger Kirk Gibson. Montero was signed as a free agent in 2001 from his home nation of Venezuela. Vanessa Montero is also from Venezuela and is presumably where she met Miguel. The couple sounds like they are pretty happy, even taking a second honeymoon in 2010. As far as we can tell, they have one child (a son).

Montero’s hard work has made him into one of the better hitting catchers in the league and resulted in his first All Star appearance in 2011. There was a slight problem wit that though – he and Vanessa were supposed to go on vacation. However, after hearing the great news, Vanessa told ArizonaSports.com that she “cried like a baby I was so happy for him”. It probably didn’t hurt that the game was played in Arizona, making the honor even greater as Montero played in front of his hometown crowd.