New York Mets Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Jon Niese's wife Leah Niese

About two years ago the NY Post put out an article about Jon Niese's wife Leah Niese, and it featured a small bit of information about how she wears the same Mets underwear every time he pitches. The New York Post is not known for nabbing Pullitzers, people. I have to say, I thought this was a pretty weird piece of personal information. I mean, first of all, that underwear has got to be getting kind of old and gross, right? Usually women's underwear with sports themes are made of light cotton, and it tends to fall apart with repeated use. So if you do the math, Niese has pitched in 155 games as a Met. It just seems like after awhile Leah would give up the practice and put on some newer, cleaner underwear.

Anyway, enough analyzing her weird habits. Let's talk about how they met (no pun intended). According to that same NYP article, they both attended Bowling Green University, but Jon had already become a pro ballplayer and was only visiting the university while rehabbing a leg injury. See, in these cases, meeting a hot chick and being already being a professional is going to give you a major leg up (no pun intended). I mean, you're going to appear so much cooler if you're already a pro as opposed to trying to become one. Leah said she knew she's spend the rest of her life with him by the next spring. I hate statements like these. Sorry, I'm not busting on Leah here, but they're simply not logical. But what am I talking about? Wearing the same old panties every time the guy pitches isn't logical either!

Seriously though, Leah is a beautiful woman who has a lot of enthusiasm for him and the sport. She married Jon in 2013 and grew up about 20 miles away from Jon in Ohio (the land of superstition and product testing).


Matt Harvey's Girlfriend Ania Cywinska

Matt Harvey's girlfriend Ania Cywinska is a Polish model who met him through the 'ole mutual friends hangin' out scenario. The couple have been spotted around town here in New York City driving in his Maserati, and Ania wished him a happy birthday and kissed him on his cheek about a week ago. The young lady's got a very striking face and is clearly one of those top-shelf type models that get signed to actual model agencies. She's got that classic perfect pretty face.

Perusing through the past few months of her life, Matt Harvey's girlfriend Ania Cywinska was apparently spending some time in Wyoming and snapping pictures of elk. She also went dogsledding for a shoot there. I'm guessing this was the reason for the trip there, but the dogs looked real happy in the photo. Ania's dog Bonbon is an English Springer Spaniel and a photogenic one at that. She's also got a less-photographed cat named Lala. The pets frequently makes it onto her posts but sometimes they go stretches of time without seeing Ania because of her busy schedule. In the span of just a few months, for example, Ania traveled from Berlin to Poland to Wyoming and back to home base in New York. This is not a bad lifestyle if your boyfriend is already going to be traveling a lot anyway. Both people keep busy.

These types of women know how very good-looking they are, and I think some of the only types of dudes that can get into relationships with them are guys like Mr. Harvey. Matt Harvey's girlfriend Ania Cywinska has apparently been dating him for only a few months, but I'm not sure she's ever even posted a picture of any other boyfriend on any of her accounts, and the other guys she has posted pictures of have been friends who are in the fashion or modeling industry. Probably the best thing I've seen her post is a picture of her and Jiro (from "Jiro Dreams of Sushi") with accompanying pictures of his sushi.

03/19/15 (Updated)

Zack Wheeler's Girlfriend Dominique Rizzo

Zack Wheeler's girlfriend Dominique Rizzo is a lovely young blonde living in New York City. She concerns herself mostly with Kim Kardashian and puppies, based on her recent social media activity. She is only twenty years old, so we've got to lower our expectations a little on her Twitter game. Based on everything she's shared on Twitter, young Dominique's outlook on life is the standard sunshine girl "positive vibes only" take. We see this a lot with very young girlfriends of athletes. They have not a care in the world, and life is cruising along for them. Good times for Dominique.

Recent mentions on various sites have catapulted Zack Wheeler's girlfriend to over 9700 followers on Twitter. Most of her tweets are rehashed threads of pop culture. She's definitely interested in an approximation of hip hop, she likes to read gossip magazines, and she is well aware of the power of being attractive. She tends to call women "bitches" and use profanities in her tweets because that's what she's learned passes for "cool," but we can't take that kind of thing too seriously. She's just young and wild and having fun. The bottom line is that she's a very pretty girl who knows she's pretty and likes to show it off. What girl wouldn't want to show off if they looked like her?

Dominique Rizzo has also apparently been doing some wining and dining. Dominique posted a picture of Zack and her at some kind of event (either sporting or a concert). Of course, they were behind the old VIP rope partition. I would be willing to bet that Dominique ends up dating more than one professional athlete before she's thirty. Call it a hunch or an educated guess, but I think she's found her calling.