Chicago Cubs Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

07/01/15

Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith


Finding out who Anthony Rizzo was dating involved the all-important team & wives fashion show. These things are gold mines for figuring out who's dating who, and that's what we do. Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith is a young, bubbly family-oriented girl. That's what I get from her on first glance, but let's try to delve a little deeper here. And in a moment of candor, we'll admit off the bat that it does appear we're operating on older information here, and that Mr. Rizzo & Ms. Smith have called things off.

From what I can tell, Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith is a recently graduated student who really just spends a lot of time with a few close friends and mostly family. She recently took her first trip with a good friend of hers to Atlanta and posted the photo online, which is indicative of a kind of inexperience with travel. It's also telling when she tags the photo with "shaky knees." Anyway, there's not much else to dig out of her photos since they're all just her smiling, saying little in the description, and always being with either family or a close childhood friend. So there's not much being found out on that front, and Anthony has posted not one picture of her online. However...

Still, Anthony Rizzo's girlfriend Chelsea Smith did get the shoulder-tap for the a fashion show held by David DeJesus and his wife Kim DeJesus. That was a pretty clear sign from Mr. Rizzo that he's taking the relationship to the next level, as only true girlfriends and wives usually take part in fashion shows. It would seem like a pretty significant step for the paid, except it does appear the two have since split as we mentioned above. That sort of makes me wonder what it's like when the longtime girlfriends or wives learn of a breakup among player girlfriends. Like, "Hey, I haven't seen so-and-so in awhile, where is she?" The player has no choice but to say they've moved on, and then that player wife/girlfriend has to just pour some beer or something? I guess they can always just stay friends.

04/10/15

Kris Bryant's Girlfriend Jessica Delp


Kris Bryant's girlfriend Jessica Delp is from Las Vegas just like him. What this almost always means is that they attended the same high school and have been together ever since, and that is also the case with them. I immediately think to myself "how in God's name can a professional athlete be satisfied with just one woman from the time he's in high school for seven years until he's in his mid twenties?" but I, of course, must be a lesser man than the incomparable Kris Bryant. For though he be just a man, he's got the skills to pays the bills.

Now then, we're mostly talking your standard well-balanced relationship complete with young-person activities like going to the zoo, going on hikes in Arizona, and going to Disneyland. Jessica seems like a cool girlfriend. The two live in Arizona and are fans of both the Suns and the Coyotes. I'm not entirely sure how the living arrangements will change or have changed due to Bryant being a Cubs player now, but as far as I can tell they're both still living in Arizona. I'm curious what Kris Bryant's girlfriend reaction was to Kris' strong words about being sent to the minors after spring training. News flash: no matter how good you think you are, it's common practice to test players in the minors before they step up, big boy, especially when the Cubs can delay your free agency another year. No but he's a really talented player, and he's a nice guy to fans, so I'll go a little easier on him.

Jessica celebrated her birthday on March 4th at a driving range with Kris and some of their friends. They frequently all get together and do the couples jaunts. One of the best things about staying relatively planted in the same area (though Phoenix is not Las Vegas) is that you can kind of keep your circle of friends together, and that's exactly what Kris and Jessica seem to be doing.

01/24/15

Ernie Banks wife Liz Elzey Banks


Chicago Cubs hall of fame Ernie Banks has passed away. Banks wife Liz Elzey, their adopted daughter and Banks' three adult children survive him.

Mr. Cub was married three times previously before marrying his current wife in 2007. In 2008, at the age of 77, Ernie and Liz Banks adopted a baby girl born in California where the couple had a home. Banks proposed to his first wife in 1951 while serving for the United States in the Korean War. He married Mollye Ector in 1953. While the couple split in 1955, brief attempts at reconciliation failed and the couple parted ways.

In 1959, Banks met, and eloped with Eloyce Johnson, with whom he had twin sons and a daughter before the couple divorced in 1981. In 1993, Ernie Banks married Marjorie Banks, who he later divorced immediately prior to his current marriage to Liz Elzey Banks in 1997. Marjorie Banks played a pivotal role in the Marge Schott scandal, serving as part of a group who met with Major League Baseball executives in light of the racial slurs from the Cincinnati Reds owner.

The cause of Banks death is unknown, after passing away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. A man who lived his whole life in Cubs pinstripes was never fortunate to see them win a World Series title. A young club on the brink of a run of success, Banks was at the forefront of veterans excited to see a title come to the Windy City.

Ernie Banks was 83 years old.