Minnesota Twins Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

07/12/14
 

Glen Perkins' Wife Alisha Perkins

 

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Here's a lovely couple living out their lives in the beautiful and highly underrated city of Minneapolis. It's highly underrated in the spring and summer, anyhow. The winters are another story entirely, as the place becomes virtually uninhabitable for the warm-blooded among us. Glen Perkins' wife Alisha Perkins is a runner. She'd run the Serengeti plains if you let her.

Alisha recently helped organize a 5K run in the city to raise money for children with cystic fibrosis. Now that's what I'm talkin' about. That's a solid player wife right there. She's got a weird haircut, true, but she's a cool person for sure. Not only is she a runner, but she is an entrepreneur. Until recently, she ran her own shop called Cakes & Beans in the city. It sold coffee and cakes (no surprises there). Then she ventured out into children's clothing, according to an obscure website called Uberbaby.com. Alisha decided she'd start making baby clothing when she couldn't find the right gear for one of their daughters' dance classes. She's creative, energetic, and a go-getter.

Glen's been around since 2006, so this is his time to shine. He became a relief and closing pitcher around 2011, and since then he's really been lighting it up. That's not to say he didn't have success before-- in 2008 he went 12-4. That was around the time when Johan Santana got traded from the Twins to the Mets, so Glen took up some slack. He's a power pitcher. He can get up around 97 or 98 mph with his four-seam, and he's got a nasty slider. He's making about 4.5 million bucks this year, and his contract has him slated to make upwards of $6.5 million in the next few years. He likes Minneapolis and wanted to get his contract done so he could stay there, since he grew up there. It's nice that he's going to try and stay on the same team for his whole career. It's more and more rare.

12/13/11
 

Joe Mauer's wife Madeline Bisanz

 

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The ladies of Minnesota shed a collective tear Monday, as news broke local boy and Minnesota Twins catching heartthrob Joe Mauer is now officially off the market.

After dating for about a year and a half, Joe Mauer dropped to one knee and proposed to girlfriend Madeline Bisanz (she also goes by Maddie). Most reports indicate that while the couple has been together for about a year and a half, they have known each other much longer, since they both attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School, a private Catholic school in St, Paul Minnesota.
Reports say that the two were engaged in Sanibel, FL, near Joe's Fort Myers home where he spends his offseasons. Mauer spoke to the Pioneer Press of the engagement:
“I was hoping for a yes, and she said yes. I’m getting to marry my best friend."

When asked if married life would change him, Mauer resonded:

"No. (Maddie's) the one who got me through last year. If anything, she's going to make me better. We were really close (friends) in '09, too."
Maddie works as a nurse in the St. Paul area. No wedding date has been announced.

07/06/09
 

Joe Mauer's ex girlfriend Chelsea Cooley

 

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Joe Mauer's ex girlfriend Chelsea Cooley was born on October 30, 1983. Cooley was the 2005 Miss USA, representing North Carolina.  She went on to finish in the top 10 at the 2005 Miss Universe pageant.  After her pageant days, Cooley made occasional television appearances including being a suitcase model on NBC's "Deal or No Deal."  She is currently serving as the president of an image consulting firm, StandOut Productions which she founded in 2008.

The two dated for approximately 6 months in 2006 before Mauer broke it off.

Sorry, Joe, this boat has sailed.  Cooley married former professional baseball player, and current mortgage planner Heath Altman in 2008.