Avalon, NJ — With just three weeks remaining, Lisa Dergan Podsednik may be on the verge of defeating Heidi DeRosa as Baseball’s Hottest Wife, according to the popular contest sponsored annually by Fantasy Baseball Dugout.
Dergan Podsednik is the recently turned 40-year-old wife of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Scott Podsednik, 34. Ms. Podsednik is a former Playboy Playmate and was Miss July 1998. Lisa is also a sports announcer for Fox Sports and was the St. Pauli Girl in 2003. She has a degree in Art History from San Diego State, loves golf, and speaks fluent Japanese.
This is the third year that Fantasy Baseball Dugout has sponsored the Baseball’s Hottest Wives contest. Baseball fans can vote on the web site or via text message. Last year, over 70,000 votes were cast online and via text message voting.
In 2009, Heidi DeRosa, wife of San Francisco Giants infielder-outfielder Mark DeRosa, was named Baseball’s Hottest Wife for the second consecutive year. Spurred by a ballot stuffing campaign from a St. Louis radio station (DeRosa played for the Cardinals in 2009), Heidi DeRosa received 63% of the vote and was named Baseball’s Hottest Wife in 2009 for the second consecutive year.
Lisa Dergan Podsednik is no stranger to the Baseball’s Hottest Wives competition. The three time nominee finished fifth in 2009 and third in 2008. Her husband Scott is having a good year and was recently traded from the small market Kansas City Royals to the large market Los Angeles Dodgers has helped her vote tally.
“Lisa Dergan’s vote total clearly took off after Scott was traded to L.A.,” said Bob Bentz, publisher of Fantasy Baseball Dugout. “Fans do like to rally around their local players and it doesn’t hurt that she’s incredibly beautiful and sexy.”
Emily Greinke, wife of Royals’ ace Zach Greinke, is currently in second position. “Emily Greinke is an ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader,” said Bentz. “Enough said. She’s a strong competitor.”
Third is the two-time champion DeRosa followed by softball gold medalist Jennie Finch, wife of ex-Astros pitcher Casey Daigle. Heidi Roberts, a model who has appeared in Maxim magazine is fifth. Heidi Strobel Hamels, another ex-Playboy Playmate, is sixth. Lindsay Clubine (Bucholz) is seventh and Saeko Darvish, wife of Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish of the Nippon Ham Fighters is eighth.
Current Baseball’s Hottest Wife Voting:
- Lisa Dergan Podsednik 16.6%
- Emily Greinke 8.6
- Heidi DeRosa 8.1
- Jennie Finch (Daigle) 7.6
- Heidi Roberts 7.5
- Heidi Strobel (Hamels) 6.7
- Lindsay Clubine (Bucholz) 6.6
- Saeko Darvish 5.5
- Laura Posada 5.5
- Jamie Kotsay 5.1
- Anna Benson 5.0
- Stephenie Lagrossa (Kendrick) 4.5
- Julianna Zobrist 4.4
- Michelle Damon 3.2
- Krista Lackey 3.0
- Johari Smith (Rollins) 2.5
Voting is through August 17, 2010. Voting closes on September 8, 2010.