WAGS is an acronym that stands for Wives and Girlfriends of professional athletes. And although this term has a way of connecting us, it does not define us.
Many people have ideas of what WAGS must be like, but we are more than what you see on TV or in the stands. We are students, entrepreneurs, musicians, moms, teachers, lawyers. We are strong women who stand by each other as we cheer on the men we love.
This website is a place to collectively use our voices, share our stories, and lift each other up. A place to break through the stereotypes and share life in our own words.
Hello! My name is Alysa Bajenaru and I have been in professional baseball since 2000 when my brand new boyfriend signed with the Chicago White Sox. That boyfriend is now my husband of 15 years. We have two well-traveled kids and have experienced every level of baseball on the playing and now coaching end of the game. Through it all, the thing we love most about life in baseball is the people. In this unstable rollercoaster life, friends quickly become family because who else really understands?
As someone who has spent her entire adult life in this game, my mission is to connect, inspire, and empower women in baseball by providing a platform to share stories, advice, and encouragement. And let’s be honest, it is also nice to give people a glimpse into the real life of pro baseball WAGS to prove that it’s not as glamorous, or as dramatic, as what you might see on TV.