Oakland Athletics Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

02/26/15

Brett Lawrie's Girlfriend Dana Long

 

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Brett Lawrie's girlfriend Dana Long is a hot Canadian girl from Toronto who describes herself as a fitness enthusiast, foodie, and pianist. I really dig the pianist part of that-- it's not every day you get a pro athlete's girlfriend jamming out some Chopin. She's been to the gun range once or twice with Brett, and she complains on her Twitter that it seems odd that you can't ride a roller coaster if you're under three feet tall but you can fire a gun at a gun range. I suppose she's right. I get the sense that Dana is a sweet and sensitive girl who likes to stick up for people that are wronged. Why do I think this? It's sort of the theme of her tweets. She generally finds various downtrodden groups and tries to illuminate their plight. It gets a little depressing sometimes scanning through these types of tweets, but I like that she's looking out.

Brett Lawrie's girlfriend is a huge fan of Ellen Degeneres, and she even wished her happy birthday via tweets and has on numerous occasions shared stuff with Ellen in it. Dana's also deathly afraid of flying and even reads books about how to conquer her fear. She frequently goes to Cleveland Cavaliers games with Brett, though I'm not sure how or why since they're both presumably based in Toronto. Maybe they make road trips? This has puzzled me since I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to go from the awesome bustling metropolis of Toronto to....Cleveland. Sorry, Clevelanders-- I like one or two of your bars though. Brett has also taken Dana to Hawaii and vacations with her in Arizona during the winter offseason. It bares repeating how sweet of a deal it is for her to travel to Arizona during the winter.

09/24/14

Jesse Chavez' Wife Crystal Chavez

 

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Jesse Chavez' wife Crystal Chavez may indeed prefer SoCal to NoCal. That is, if you asked her which area of California she liked the most, she might tell you that Southern California is a bit better than Northern California, and you wouldn't have to twist her arm. I'm going off of her twitter feed, where she posts a picture of her hanging with her young daughter on the beach and says she loves SoCal. It all makes sense since Jesse is from Victorville, a suburb outside of Los Angeles. The two have known each other for some time and went to high school together.

It has been a long, hard road for Jesse to become a starter on the A's. Crystal actually was working as a longshoreman for years while Jesse bounced around the Majors from team to team. That was in Long Beach, and she was working nights. Man, that's rugged. Your husband is a professional baseball pitcher and you've still got to work nights at the docks. I don't think she needed to, actually. She's said she really likes being there and that she'll never give it up. That's pretty cool to see someone addicted to their work like that.

Jesse throws a 95 mph fastball and is yet another top A's ERA guy, posting 3.14 numbers and 107 strikeouts. He is known for being rail-thin at 6'2" and 160 pounds. Apparently in high school he was 6'0" and weighed 125 pounds. That is nuts. And he was a sick pitcher. He was well-regarded as one of the best high school pitchers in the Los Angeles area. Looking at his career numbers, he only pitched over 60 innings in a season twice since 2008, which leads me to believe clubs either weren't giving him a chance or he himself just hadn't found his rhythm. If he keeps up his solid performance this year, he'll be making over a million bucks when it's time for arbitration next year.

09/10/14

Josh Donaldson's Girlfriend Jillian Rose

 

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Josh Donaldson's girlfriend Jillian Rose is a sweet girl, there to support and encourage her boyfriend, but she's not the sweetest lady in the house. That honorable title would go to little Rose-- the King Charles Spaniel that requires daily belly-rubbing. Based on the video just released by MLB.com, this dog is a star. She was featured prominently in the brief portrait about Josh and his life in the big city.

Josh's girlfriend Jillian was somewhat shocked when she first encountered Josh's first introduction of the "Donaldson"-- a mohawk with a long rat tail in the back. She told the story last year. Apparently he had tried to cut the mohawk himself, started screwing it up, and then got a celebrity hairstylist to finish off the job. She said she talked to the hairstylist's girlfriend and joked about it. The hairstyle itself was nothing too outlandish, but the rat tail is a little gross (at least to some). I wonder if it would be possible for the "Donaldson" to go mainstream?

Things are poppin' pretty nicely for Josh and his girlfriend Jillian as it relates to their living situation in 'Frisco. Having had a cursory peek at their apartment in the MLB video, it appears pretty nice. If you consider San Francisco prices, it looks like they are poised to enter the uptown club reserved for the likes of, well, rich athletes and movie stars. For now, though, Donaldson's only pulling down half a mill a year, but give him time. After his contract opens up, that is very much bound to change, and we could even see an upgrade in the dog department. Donaldson and Jillian made the decision to get a little dog because of the size of their apartment, but when the millions start pouring in, we might be expecting a full-fledged Bernese Mountain Dog for the lovely couple.