MLB Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

03/24/14
 

Fred Hoiberg's wife Carol Hoiberg

 

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Fred Hoiberg is a happy man.

The man with Iowa State in his blood led his Cyclones to the Sweet 16 by knocking off UNC in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Fred Hoiberg's wife Carol Hoiberg shared in the excitement a few rows behind the bench, though no one could could match the head coach's excitement, seen by the dancing below.

As we mentioned, Hoiberg has Iowa State in his blood. Fred Hoiberg grew up in Ames, Iowa, where his father was a sociology professor at ISU. Carol Hoiberg also grew up in Ames, Iowa, as the daughter of an ISU professor. The couple began dating in high school, continuing through college, his NBA career, as well as his time with the Timberwolves front office. The couple jumped at the opportunity to return home to the school they both knew as home in 2010. The couple has embraced their return to Iowa with matching Twitter handles of @ISUMayor32 and @MayorsWife32. We'll let you deduce who is who.

The couple has four children together, Paige, Jackson and twins Sam and Charlie. Paige Hoiberg became a bit of a Twitter star yesterday when she posted a screen grab of a text message from her father where he apologized for his locker room dancing. "Ahahhahaha don't even currrr #nyc #SWEET16 :)"

My guess,... Fred didn't either. Fred and the Cyclones will take on UConn Friday night at Madison Square Garden with an Elite Eight bid on the line.

03/20/14
 

Kevin Gausman's girlfriend Taylor North

 

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The 2014 Major League Baseball season is set to begin on March 22, and we’re all wondering one thing … will the highly touted 2012 first-round draft pick Kevin Gausman become the Orioles first legitimate home-grown stud starter since Mike Mussina? One thing is for sure though, Kevin Gausman’s girlfriend Taylor North will be there cheering him on.

The Louisiana State University cheerleader, Taylor North, was in the front row right behind the dugout for Kevin Gausman’s MLB debut in Toronto last spring. And she couldn’t have been more pleased. The day before his big game on May 23, 2013, Taylor North posted on instagram, “So extremely proud of this amazing guy for getting the big call and for all of his hard work that got him where he is right now! Couldn't imagine a more deserving and appreciative guy!”

It seems Taylor North has been cheering on Kevin Gausman for quite some time now. The couple likely met while attending LSU. But, it didn’t take Kevin Gausman long to realize he had more than a pretty brunette on his hands: Taylor North is a visionary entrepreneur. At the young age of 14, Taylor North started her own business teaching young girls to tumble. By the time she was 17, Taylor North was raking in the big bucks and her clientele had grown from 4 girls to 30. But Taylor North didn’t have her own gym to teach out of. So what did this wise business woman do? She saved chunks of the money she made and used it to reinvest in her cheer business. A few years later, Lake Charles Sheer and Tumbling opened in Lake Charles Louisiana. Apparently, business is booming and staff has been increased to include Taylor North’s sister, Madison North.

With this business savvy cheerleader his side, Kevin Gausman is bound to succeed this season. But, if all else fails, Kevin Gausman can always rely on Taylor North to find them a new investment.

03/07/14
 

Yogi Berra's wife Carmen Berra

 

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After 65 years of marriage, Yogi Berra's wife Carmen Berra passed away after complications from a stroke. Carmen, who was 85 at the time of her death is survived by Yogi, age 89, three children, and 11 grandchildren.

Yogi, who often works with the Yankees during spring training as an instructor, did leave Yankees camp to spend time with Carmen before her passing. Carmen was a farmer's daughter from Missouri who later in life became a critical part in running the Yogi Berra museum at Montclair State University. The couple, who were portrayed in the Broadway musical, "Bronx Bombers," have been married since 1949.

Carmen Berra was laid to rest in an emotional funeral procedure on March 12. Yogi was surrounded by family, friends and Yankee personnel including Joe Torre, Brian Cashman, Randy Levine and Ron Guidry.