Tampa Bay Rays Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Brad Boxberger's wife Anna Boxberger

Brad Boxberger's wife Anna Boxberger is a sweet southern lady and a mom. Sometime in early January the couple got married and traveled to Hawaii for their honeymoon. A year later and they've got a child named Ava. Of course, Anna treats her french bulldog Ralph like a human child as well-- it's one of the more common but harmless behaviors we see in the maternal types.

It seems Brad Boxberger's wife Anna Boxberger was training for a real child for sometime, as she would dote over Ralph the dog. Unlike most wives, Anna seems to be a homebody who enjoys spending time with Brad and Ralph the dog and gets out for the occasional trip to see family in Mississippi. There's only a few pictures of Anna hanging with people other than her two favorites (prior to having Ava) but she's a nice lady who is very devoted to her husband. She would definitely make it into the top ten of dog devotees though. There's the occasional religious inspired post, but nothing too in your face, and definitely not preachy. As we mentioned, Anna is a good woman, clearly trying to do right by her community. She frequently retweets things about Ellie, a young child with cancer who's been undergoing chemo treatments. But like some, once the little one got here, Twitter takes a back seat. Anna has spent the better part of a year not engaging with social media since the birth of her daughter.

I suppose the big event of Anna's life other than having a child was her wedding. It was a nicely photographed affair at the Hyatt in Phoenix. The photographer actually wrote up the experience on his website, and he said Anna made him feel like family even though he was just some dude taking a million pictures of her. This is back in the days before Anna had her child when she'd go and watch Brad's games at Petco Park as often as she could. I suppose you can still do that when you've got a baby, but it's probably a bit more of a pain. Anna looked stunning in her wedding dress, and her bridesmaids looks properly bridesmaidy. There was a nice picture of Brad kissing Anna while they had their first dance. You can tell Anna really adores the Rays All-Star closer.

04/10/15 (Updated)

Drew Smyly's Girlfriend Eryn Blatt

Drew Smyly's girlfriend Eryn Blatt is a sunny and fun veterinarian who saves dogs and loves her job. Her whole life pretty much revolves around the furry critters. She even sponsored a Dog Day for the Tampa Bay Rays last year. The Rays Wives all got together with their dogs and raised money for dog food or something along those lines. I know, you may have seen one or two player wives or girlfriends who loves dogs and do all kinds of events for them, but this woman is legitimately a dog fanatic in the best way.

Eryn sometimes posts pictures on her Twitter of dogs that are in the operation room at her vet clinic, and generally she saves them. There was one I saw where she showed a picture of a dog who'd been hit by a car and explained how she saved him but that she was praying that his internal damage wasn't bad. Where Drew Smyly's girlfriend Eryn Blatt and he live in Florida, there's a kind of wading pool with a large fountain, and the two dogs they own frequently walk around in it. It looks like a godly life for those dogs, if you ask me. It's about as stately a place to live for a dog as humanly possible. I sort of wonder if Eryn doesn't love her dog Tye more than Drew. I'm kinda' not joking. When the baby eventually comes, I wonder if her favorite dog Tye will revolt.

The reason I say Drew Smyly's girlfriend Eryn Blatt will have a baby is because she seems very much a maternal person. She refers to Drew and their dogs as their "little family," which to me implies a kind of latent desire for a "regular family" or "full family," and that would require a junior Drew.


Jake McGee's Wife Morgan McGee

Jake McGee's wife Morgan McGee had their first child last year in April, and she is now back to the lovely slender lady that she was before the bun-baking. That's not to say she wasn't a lovely lady while the bun-baking was going on, but she was, you know, filling out the oven. That's all part of the process. The couple (likely just Morgan) had really gotten ahead of themselves by starting a baby registry online, and it looks like no one participated in it, or if they did then the registry is only showing items left over. Either way, Morgan was certainly planning things out.

Morgan traveled with Jake to Italy a little over a year ago and visited Milan, Venice, and Lake Como, which is also known to be the home of George Clooney sometimes when he's not busting up the silver screen with his face. If you're a fastball pitcher, there's a certain appeal to traveling to the Mediterranean and throwing down a few bottles of Chianti with your lady. Jake McGee's wife Morgan McGee also has been known to step out with Jake to charity events. This is the thing to do if you're involved with a professional athlete, by the way. I sometimes wonder if a quarter of their schedule isn't taken up by charity events. That's a really good and life-affirming thing to fill up your schedule with. According to a Rays blogger, Jake and Morgan visited foster families in Reno, Nevada and also gave Christmas presents to kids. Rackin' up the 'ole karma points.

These days, Jake McGee's wife Morgan McGee busies herself with taking care of their infant son Rowen and watching Jake's games on television and occasionally live. Jake and Morgan took Rowen to a Lightning hockey game last year and took a nice little shot of the visit.