To The New WAGS

It's draft week and that means it's time to welcome the newest WAGS into the family. We are so glad you're here, and we can't wait to meet you! Here are some welcomes and words of advice from your sisters in this crazy beautiful baseball life.

WAGS Work: Shelly Ruggiano

Stop scrolling through Instagram and convincing yourself that other women have it better. Stop believing that you aren’t good enough or that you can’t do what you want because of your husband’s career. Make a long term goal and every day that you can’t get to that goal because of situational reasons – work on a short term goal to keep you on track. Bloom where you are planted. 

Small Business Saturday

We love WAG-owned businesses and that's why we're starting Small Business Saturdays. Each week, you will have the opportunity to submit your business for a tagged shout-out on our Instagram Stories. It's a great way to reach our ever-growing audience of WAGS and fans.

WAGS Love Wright State of Mind

Happy May! I'm excited to announce our LOVE partner for this month, Wright State of Mind. I first heard about this organization from Madison Wright when she was a guest on our podcast. The mission of Wright State of Mind is to love and care for those affected by dementia, and it all began when Madison's mother-in-law Sherry was diagnosed with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia at the young age of 51. 

Share your Story!

One of the best ways we can help each other feel less alone in this crazy baseball lifestyle is to share our stories. Stories connect, inspire, make us laugh, and most importantly make us shout "me too!" If you've been in this game for more than a day, you have something to share, and we want to read about it. Here are some ideas to get you going…

It's ok to talk about the hard stuff

I don’t know why some people are quick to jump to these kind of conclusions about our life, but I assume it has to do with stereotypes and a need to compare. I believe it’s important to continue to tell the truth, our lived-out truth, whether people understand it or not.

​The Baseball Life: You're Not Ready ​

To the girl that’s just starting out, You’re not ready, I can promise you that. You’re not ready for what’s to come and there’s absolutely no way to prepare you for it. There’s no way to explain how lonely you’ll be on the first road trip of the season in a new town with all your friends and family hundreds of miles away. You’ll start off strong and tell yourself, “I’ve got this.” And then on day 9 of the 12 day road trip, you’ll lay on the floor and question every decision that led you there and if it’s going to be worth it...

WAGS Work: Mary Dolan

In the nearly two years I have been out of college and working, I have grown so much from my career. I’ve become that much more confident and self-assured. I feel good about the work I am doing each day, and I also know that I am good at it. That independence and my own self-identity has been critical in my sanity throughout this crazy baseball life. One of the reasons Kyri fell in love with me was because of my ambition, just as I fell in love with his passion for baseball. Despite being so far away, we are each other’s biggest fans. I try to watch or listen to all of his games, and he calls on my way home every day so that I can tell him what I had been working on. 

WAGS Work: Brie Beeks

We aren’t crazy women out here all alone following our men around. We have made a commitment to someone who has a unique lifestyle. That lifestyle has molded us into extremely adaptable people, put grit in our spirit and strengthened our faith.

Baseball in Australia

After traveling to Australia, I realized I was very unprepared for the big move down under, so I talked with a few other WAGS on different ABL teams and we came up with a list of 10 tips/advice for future ABL ladies...

6 Tips for a Great Season

I have learned a lot from the past 3 years and am still learning. I look back and wish I had a “Everything a MiLB Girlfriend Needs to Know” guide or the WAGS blog but I didn’t have that then! So I’m so happy to have this platform to share some advice to all my fellow WAGS! Here are my top six tips for a great season...

WAGS Work: Jessica Wachowicz

I have learned that being a support system has nothing to do with proximity and has everything to do with patience, understanding, and unconditional love. We both know how it feels to be in high-stakes situations and how difficult it may be at times to overcome obstacles. My career experiences have helped me to understand some of the hardships he faces, and vice versa. We are incredibly supportive of each other and want nothing more than to see the other succeed. 

Top 10 Things I Love About Baseball Season

Happy Valentine’s Day! For many of us, this holiday comes with mixed emotions. While others are celebrating with their loved ones, us WAGs are either alone and waiting for our S.O. to FaceTime us, or dreading the impending report date that will take our guys away from us for the next seven to eight months. In fact, many of us are probably thinking something along the lines of, “I hate baseball.” In an effort to restore the love that Valentine’s Day is supposed to be celebrating, I am going to share my top ten reasons that I love baseball.