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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

VIDEO: Vh1 Releases The New Baseball Wives Supertrailer!

The new series will follow the lives of five wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of professional Baseball players as they struggle to balance relationships, friendships and chaos. The Baseball Wives are: Anna Benson (wife of retired Arizona Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Kris Benson), Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago Cubs’ First Baseman Mark Grace), Chantel Kendall (ex-wife of Kansas City Royals’ Jason Kendall), Brook Villone (wife of Ron Villone) and Jordana Lenz (linked to no particular athlete in particular – but I’m sure she has an MLB ex or two somewhere).

OsunaSakata Posted: November 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM | 65 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: November 29, 2011 at 05:55 PM (#4002967)
Holy #### that is going to be a train wreck.

[EDIT] I didn't even watch the trailer - just read the names. Dear God, weep for humanity. And Herman Cain.
   2. Dan Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#4002970)
Why is a show about "baseball wives" focusing entirely on the wives of players who haven't played in years?
   3. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:01 PM (#4002973)
I will never understand the appeal of these shows.
   4. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:03 PM (#4002978)
I know, Shooty. A friend of my wife LOVES the Real Housewives franchise. Thankfully she lives two hours away now...
   5. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:20 PM (#4003004)
OK, how much money would you all need to make an ass of yourself but become famous and ultimately wealthier than just the initial deal promised? Maybe my family is too close but even if I could get "Jose, the Real Accountant of Middlesex County" put on the air I can't imagine calling my mother or a friend and saying "hey good news, I'm going to be on TV and I'm getting paid huge money. I'm going to embarrass myself and the family on national TV but I'm getting paid a lot!"
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:25 PM (#4003010)
Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago Cubs’ First Baseman Mark Grace)

I wonder if she's a slumpbuster.

I graduated from high school with the wife of a former MLB player. I was quite relieved to see her name wasn't in the intro.
   7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#4003014)
Jordana Lenz (linked to no particular athlete in particular – but I’m sure she has an MLB ex or two somewhere).


They had her on local radio a couple days ago, and she said that she's Nyjer Morgan's ex-girlfriend.
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#4003015)
Thank god!

Just when I thought the fall TV season was disappointing, the ladies come in for save!
   9. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:47 PM (#4003036)
Why is a show about "baseball wives" focusing entirely on the wives of players who haven't played in years?

Not just wives, but ex-wives and ex-girlfriends.

I didn't even watch the trailer - just read the names.

I just read the first name - Anna Benson - and knew this would be a trainwreck. Although at least this allowed me to learn that Kris Benson pitched for the Diamondbacks.
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:07 PM (#4003052)
Why is a show about "baseball wives" focusing entirely on the wives of players who haven't played in years?


When you're dredging the absolute bottom of the baseballing community, you take whatever you can get?
   11. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:12 PM (#4003058)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:22 PM (#4003070)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?


Mark Kotsay.
   13. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:25 PM (#4003073)
11. Don't want the truth; just wanna see some dingers Posted: November 29, 2011 at 02:12 PM (#4003058)

Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?
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There aren't enough slang words for women's breasts. I nominate "dingers".
   14. morineko Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:55 PM (#4003099)
Oh, great, another reality show that my mother will insist on telling me all about in detail. Can't they just remake those glitzy 1980s soaps?
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:58 PM (#4003103)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?


You may disagree, but Brad Penny's wife is that girl on Dancing With the Stars, Karina Smirnoff. Less SFW pic here (bikini). Karina watch out for that whale! Oh, its just Brad Penny.

Edit: Just Googled Kotsay's wife. Wow. She is gorgeous.
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:01 PM (#4003106)
Just Google Kotsay's wife. Wow. She is gorgeous.

with an ass to die for
   17. Tripon Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:09 PM (#4003110)
They got a real murderer's row here. My personal theories on why the lineup is so lackluster...:

- Compared to football, or basketball, a lot of baseball players have to go though the minor leagues, which means meeting a different type of groupies.
- Baseball players on the whole don't have a 'posse' that they have to upkeep like basketball or football players do. So they spend less money on themselves, you don't hear about Albert Pujols paying over a million per year just on upkeep on his mansion like Shaq does.
- There's little financial reason to do this show if you're currently happily married to a player.
   18. JJ1986 Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#4003115)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?


Matt Kemp's girlfriend.
   19. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:17 PM (#4003117)
Compared to football, or basketball, a lot of baseball players have to go though the minor leagues, which means meeting a different type of groupies.

Or to be kinder, mostly non-groupies/non-gold-diggers. I wouldn't be surprised if marriages that happen pre-fame/wealth last a ton longer than those that occur post.

- Baseball players on the whole don't have a 'posse' that they have to upkeep like basketball or football players do. So they spend less money on themselves, you don't hear about Albert Pujols paying over a million per year just on upkeep on his mansion like Shaq does.

Why do basketball and football players do this? Are they collectively a lot dumber than MLBers?
   20. JJ1986 Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:20 PM (#4003121)
Why do basketball and football players do this? Are they collectively a lot dumber than MLBers?


I think it is partly because they become famous at a much younger age. Football and basketball guys are nationally known stars out of high school with the potential to make huge amounts of money. Unless you're Bryce Harper, no one knows who baseball players in high school are.
   21. Meatwad Posted: November 29, 2011 at 08:54 PM (#4003137)
Really 20 posts and no albrights? For shame primer
   22. NJ in NY (Now with Toddler!) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:02 PM (#4003141)
Baseball players on the whole don't have a 'posse' that they have to upkeep like basketball or football players do. So they spend less money on themselves, you don't hear about Albert Pujols paying over a million per year just on upkeep on his mansion like Shaq does.

I'm not following. Wouldn't having a 'posse' to upkeep mean spending less money on yourself?
   23. Tripon Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:23 PM (#4003148)
Except the posse is there to make you feel good. They are generally leaches whose only job to feed the athlete's ego. Or to put it another way, you're paying people in your posse to hang out with you and be your friend.
   24. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:25 PM (#4003150)
Except the posse is there to make you feel good. They are generally leaches whose only job to feed the athlete's ego. Or to put it another way, you're paying people in your posse to hang out with you and be your friend.

Can't the athletes just hang out with their teammates and keep their money?
   25. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:33 PM (#4003155)
with an ass to die for

Sir Mix-a-Lot didn't say anything, just shook his head and walked away.
   26. Zach Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:34 PM (#4003157)
Why do basketball and football players do this? Are they collectively a lot dumber than MLBers?

Liquidity? Baseball players don't really cash in until they hit free agency, while football or basketball players get major league bonuses on their first contract. Plus, it's probably tough to put a posse together when you're on the road 100 days a year and spend the rest in a single A town.
   27. Repoz Posted: November 29, 2011 at 09:59 PM (#4003178)
The New Baseball Wives Supertrailer!

I'll wait for The Newt Wives Supertrailer!, thank you.
   28. Something Other Posted: November 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM (#4003187)
with an ass to die for
I prefer a little more there to work with, but I see your point.
   29. . . . . . . Posted: November 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#4003210)
with an ass to die for

that is not an ass. that is two thighs that join directly to a back. that is the body of what Tom Wolfe once called a "boy with breasts".

Which is not to say I would kick the girl out of bed for eating crackers, but her so-called ass is probably her worst feature unless your tastes are Sanduskian.
   30. Greg K Posted: November 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#4003211)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?

Sadly it sounds like Mrs. Darvish will be gone by the time he gets in the league.
   31. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: November 30, 2011 at 02:04 AM (#4003307)
Her so-called ass is probably her worst feature unless your tastes are Sanduskian.


Impressive. Just impressive
   32. Every Inge Counts Posted: November 30, 2011 at 04:05 AM (#4003363)
Is Casey Daigle still playing?

Brian Roberts wife is pretty hot.

Too bad about Derek Jeter's break-up.

Nick Swisher is married to Joanna Garcia...who gets a Freaks and Geeks bump.

Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke as well.
   33. A triple short of the cycle Posted: November 30, 2011 at 05:19 AM (#4003399)
This A's fan is also a fan of voluptuous bespectacled brunettes. I do not begrudge anyone their appreciation of Mrs. Kotsay. As I say to my softball team after the game - let's all get drunk and get laid.
   34. AJMcCringleberry Posted: November 30, 2011 at 06:08 AM (#4003416)
Too bad about Derek Jeter's break-up.

I recently started watching Friday Night Lights, it's pretty crazy that Minka Kelly is the third hottest girl on the show.
   35. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 30, 2011 at 06:41 AM (#4003425)
11. Don't want the truth; just wanna see some dingers Posted: November 29, 2011 at 02:12 PM (#4003058)

13. There aren't enough slang words for women's breasts. I nominate "dingers".


Just from this thread, you've got edmundos, seabiscuits, backpfeifengesichts, zops, meatwads, and Friday Night Lights. And now, bubbles.
   36. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM (#4003453)
And now, bubbles

nah, Gonfalons. Gigantic gonfalons!

Way long ago in my college days, my favorite trailer from the X rated theater in town was about some sorority porno film. The announcer exclaimed, "She was the titular head of the sorority -- AND WHAT A SET OF TITULARS". It became a meme of my group of friends. I still crack up whenever I think of that.
   37. NJ in NY (Now with Toddler!) Posted: November 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM (#4003465)
I recently started watching Friday Night Lights, it's pretty crazy that Minka Kelly is the third hottest girl on the show.

Please don't tell me you think Tyra is hotter. I could see the argument for Julie Taylor...maybe...but not Tyra.
   38. Koot Posted: November 30, 2011 at 12:35 PM (#4003467)
I just watched the trailer. What a piece of crap?!?

I think Anna Benson has lived a hard life. She looks terrible. And, it looks like there will be an episode where the housewives get a visit from...



CHUCK KNOBLAUCH'S WIFE!!!!!!!
   39. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 30, 2011 at 01:14 PM (#4003473)
Well Anna Benson was a single mom stripper, so I wouldn't be shocked if she's taken money and/or drugs from sex at some point - not usually the best way to ensure a youthful complexion into your late 30's.

Why do basketball and football players do this? Are they collectively a lot dumber than MLBers?


I assumed this was a well-established fact? In my view, it goes basketball -> hockey -> football -> baseball -> tennis -> golf.
   40. TerpNats Posted: November 30, 2011 at 01:54 PM (#4003491)
- Compared to football, or basketball, a lot of baseball players have to go though the minor leagues, which means meeting a different type of groupies.
No Susan Sarandon "Baseball Annie" remark yet? For shame.
   41. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: November 30, 2011 at 02:31 PM (#4003512)
I assumed this was a well-established fact? In my view, it goes basketball -> hockey -> football -> baseball -> tennis -> golf.


Not with Robert Smith retired, but John Daly still playing it doesn't...
   42. Cris E Posted: November 30, 2011 at 02:42 PM (#4003517)
On a related note, country singer and former child girlfriend Mindy McCready is 26 today. Happy birthday Mindy! I'm sure Roger sends his best wishes.
   43. billyshears Posted: November 30, 2011 at 03:14 PM (#4003536)
I graduated from high school with the wife of a former MLB player. I was quite relieved to see her name wasn't in the intro.


So did I. I was kind of hoping she would be on the show.
   44. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 30, 2011 at 03:18 PM (#4003541)
#42 she's also currently wanted in Florida for taking her son without custody rights...

I assumed this was a well-established fact? In my view, it goes basketball -> hockey -> football -> baseball -> tennis -> golf.

I don't see much reason to think that baseball players are smarter than football players.
   45. The Good Face Posted: November 30, 2011 at 03:31 PM (#4003552)
I don't see much reason to think that baseball players are smarter than football players.


Fewer blows to the head seems like a pretty good reason.
   46. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 30, 2011 at 03:48 PM (#4003566)
Fewer blows to the head seems like a pretty good reason.


Does that mean catchers are the dumbest players on the baseball field? Because that would seem to go against conventional wisdom.
   47. The Good Face Posted: November 30, 2011 at 04:06 PM (#4003590)
Does that mean catchers are the dumbest players on the baseball field? Because that would seem to go against conventional wisdom.


They don't call catcher gear "the tools of ignorance" for nothing...
   48. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 30, 2011 at 04:12 PM (#4003596)
Real baseball fans demand interactive three dimensional centerfolds, with the right to upgrade whenever we see fit.
   49. SoSH U at work Posted: November 30, 2011 at 04:22 PM (#4003603)
I assumed this was a well-established fact? In my view, it goes basketball -> hockey -> football -> baseball -> tennis -> golf.


From my experience covering a lot of these sports, I'd at least throw the bottom one to the top. Competitive golfers, in general, were the most incurious group of athletes I encountered.
   50. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: November 30, 2011 at 07:58 PM (#4003885)
Media reports indicate that Anna has threatened the other wives with a stun gun and a foot-long sex toy.

You can't make this stuff up . . .
   51. SoSH U at work Posted: November 30, 2011 at 08:03 PM (#4003892)
You can't make this stuff up . . .


Unless it's the shows producers trying to goose interest in the first episode by having one of the stars go off the rails. In which case, you can...
   52. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: November 30, 2011 at 08:05 PM (#4003894)
Staged events in reality TV? Impossible.
   53. Greg K Posted: November 30, 2011 at 08:07 PM (#4003899)
I always get the sense that hockey players read from the Crash Davis textbook for interviews, not because they're seeking to be non-controversial, but because they can't form complete sentences without a script.

Although you get a real classic interview now and then.
For instance Ilya Bryzgalov, bonus marks for content, delivery, interaction with the reporter. He's a star. He even does MATH. Off the top of his head!
   54. His Clutchness, The Just Pasha Diving Jeter Posted: November 30, 2011 at 08:20 PM (#4003920)
Too bad about Derek Jeter's break-up.

Don't worry about me. I'll get along OK.
   55. Charlie O Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:14 PM (#4004017)
"Competitive golfers, in general, were the most incurious group of athletes I encountered."

Athletes? With servants carrying their clubs for them? I'll settle for sportsmen.
   56. God Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:19 PM (#4004024)
I assumed this was a well-established fact? In my view, it goes basketball -> hockey -> football -> baseball -> tennis -> golf.


Take hockey out, and what you've basically created there is a racial version of the Bill James defensive spectrum.
   57. AJMcCringleberry Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM (#4004025)
Please don't tell me you think Tyra is hotter. I could see the argument for Julie Taylor...maybe...but not Tyra.

Yes to both of them. Easily.
   58. God Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM (#4004026)
Athletes? With servants carrying their clubs for them? I'll settle for sportsmen.

So if baseball bans batboys, then ballplayers can become athletes too. Yippee!
   59. phredbird Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:47 PM (#4004047)
Really 20 posts and no albrights? For shame primer


this younger generation does not respect tradition.
   60. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: November 30, 2011 at 11:19 PM (#4004067)
o if baseball bans batboys, then ballplayers can become athletes too. Yippee!


Well, we HAVE gotten ridden of the bullpen golf carts...

Really 20 posts and no albrights? For shame primer




this younger generation does not respect tradition.


I think people are waiting for the premier of C-SPAN's The Ladies of the State Department - where Albright, Clinton, and Rice live in an embassy compound together and fend off advances from international badboys like Moamar Gaddaffi.
   61. Jim Wisinski Posted: December 01, 2011 at 12:10 AM (#4004098)
Any current players whose wives can stack up to Mrs. Jose Lima and Mrs. Mark Kotsay?


Don't forget about Julianna Zobrist

Aki Iwamura's wife is a cutie too
   62. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: December 01, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#4004101)

Don't forget about Julianna Zobrist


Is she trying out for some werewolf/vampire tween movie?
   63. Charlie O Posted: December 01, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#4004139)
"So if baseball bans batboys, then ballplayers can become athletes too. Yippee!"

Yeah, a man who carries a heavy load for his player during the contest is directly comparable to a kid who runs out to clear the field of debris.
   64. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 02, 2011 at 08:47 PM (#4005377)
Oh, good God...
   65. OsunaSakata Posted: December 02, 2011 at 08:56 PM (#4005383)

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