Wade Miley's wife Katy Miley is a self-described country girl, and I definitely get that sense from the few pictures available of her. Going to the rodeo and going four-wheeling in the woods are very fun and very country. I've done both of these things, and it's not so much simply engaging in these activities that makes you country so much as the frequency with which you engage in them. I'd say a solid two off-roadings per month and one rodeo every two months makes you certified "country."
Wade Miley's wife Katy Miley was also in attendance with Wade last year in March to help support money for the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Simply attending this event is a good thing, in my eyes. Athletes and their wives doing what they can to help others less professionally-inclined to sports is what it's all about. Well, there'll be no more of that this year. This year's all about the Boston Red Sox. Boston is a radical shift for Katy moving from Arizona. There's probably not a more violent cultural and geographical shift possible for a player's wife than that one, though New York City from Arizona is also pretty different.
Katy has also gone hunting with Wade a bunch, as evidenced by their photograph in the woods on the four-wheeler. Apparently Wade got some kickback from the Diamondbacks organization about his preparation habits and eating habits in the past-- enough so to cause a bit of a rift between him and the training staff. Katy doesn't seem to have any problem with keeping her weight in check, Wade. Let's get on the ball now that you're on the Red Sox. It may be that Katy simply lives in Louisiana where she's from year-round or possibly travels to games when she feels like it. I can't blame her for foregoing the constant traveling if that's true.
Brandon Workman's girlfriend Taylor Caswell just said yes to his proposal a few days ago on the beach in Florida. Taylor is a religious girl from the south, an occasional model, and coolest of all-- a discus thrower. How often do you meet a discus thrower as good looking as her? My guess is never, since I myself have never met a collegiate discus thrower of any kind [Editor's note: Dude, I threw disc in college. You know I'm good looking.]
I'm fairly certain Brandon Workman's girlfriend originally hails from Dallas, since she was very excited to hear about Rajon Rondo of the Celtics being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Not only is Taylor a Baylor University discus thrower, but she participated in the Baylor homecoming parade as some kind of beauty queen. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for Taylor of Baylor! She also has a habit of calling Mr. Workman "babe," which gets a little excruciating after awhile if you read her tweets to him. I mean, come on folks, if you're not an interested party hearing people call each other "babe" turns saccharine real fast. But Taylor is loving her life with the Sox pitcher and definitely cheers him on and announces when and where he'll be pitching. She's one of those ladies who really gets into what their boyfriend is doing on the field.
When Workman was playing his first season at Boston's Fenway Park, Taylor participated in the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. I guess all the rookie wives and girlfriends participated as well, because Taylor took pictures with them as they worked to raise money to help the Jimmy Fund, which is a cancer research and treatment foundation. She's a nice girl with good intentions, and she certainly gets into whatever Brandon is doing. Brandon Workman's girlfriend Taylor Caswell sees him as a gift from God, and now she's got the diamond ring from God.
Red Sox Nation is buzzing as top-prospect Garin Cecchini got the call to the big league club today. With Cecchini getting into the game after Dustin Pedroia was ejected in the third inning, you can only imagine the excitement for Garin Cecchini's girlfriend Katie Ivey.
Garin Cecchini and Katie Ivey both hail from Louisiana and have clearly been together for a couple years. Ivey recently graduated college, and is making the regular treks from home to the northeast to be with Garin. Not entirely clear if she's in Boston today to take in the debut, but if he sticks around, we imagine she'd be here soon as well. While not much else is known about Garin's girl, Katie does have a dog with the coolest name ever,... Sox.
Cecchini wasn't the only Sox prospect to make his debut today. Local kid Alex Hassan also joined the big league squad on what's expected to be a short assignment. Hassan and Cecchini are roommates in Pawtuckett, where it appears the two may be crossing paths for the next few months on the AAAA shuttle between the big club and the minors. Congratulations to both Cecchini and Hassan for finally getting their cup of coffee.