Philadelphia – Fantasy Baseball Dugout names its Baseball’s Hottest Wives for 2011 and there are many finalists that are recognizable to fans of the popular fantasy baseball site, in addition to some new ladies that will surely create interest.
This is the 4th Annual Baseball’s Hottest Wives contest from Fantasy Baseball Dugout. It is, by far, the most popular feature that it promotes each year. Last year, over 70,000 votes were cast by online voting or text message voting by 84444.com.
Back to defend her title is Saeko Darvish, the cute and sexy wife of Nippon Ham Fighters’ pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish was the first wife of a Japanese baseball player to be included in the Baseball’s Hottest Wives contest. And, the television actress made quite a first impression. Thanks to a late surge in voting, Saeko won the title of Baseball’s Hottest Wife last year over two-time defending champion Heidi DeRosa, an accomplished model and the wife of Giants utility man Mark DeRosa.
Visitors to the Fantasy Baseball Dugout site will be greeted by a bevy of returning beauties who are regulars in the contest. Four-time finalists include: Laura Posada, wife of Yankees designated hitter Jorge; Heidi (Strobel) Hamels, a Survivor contestant who appeared in Playboy, who is the wife of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels; Jamie Kotsay, wife of Brewers outfielder Mark Kotsay; Michelle Damon, wife of Rays outfielder Johnny Damon; actress Ashley Eckstein, wife of ex-Padres infielder David Eckstein.
Other returning members of the Baseball’s Hottest Wives Sweet 16 include Emily (Kuchar) Greinke, wife of Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke. Emily is a former pageant contestant and Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. She has also appeared in a Burger King commercial, but by the looks of her picture, she doesn’t eat there often.
Lindsay Clubine is another returning finalist. Lindsay, wife of Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholz, was briefcase model # 26 on Deal or No Deal. Alejandra Tejada is an accomplished pop singer and the wife of Giants infielder Miguel Tejada. Gorgeous model Diana (Chiafair) Roberts, wife of Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, is a popular contestant again this season.
The 4th Annual Baseball’s Hottest Wives contest also has some beautiful newcomers to the contest. Amber Sabathia, wife of Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia, makes her first appearance in the finals. Krystle Campbell, an Eagles cheerleader and elementary school teacher, is engaged to Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. Campbell appears in her Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading uniform.
Several famous women, newly married or engaged to baseball stars, also made the finals for the first time. Joanna Garcia, wife of Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, has appeared in TV shows Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, and Family Guy. She played Cheyenne in the television show Reba which aired for seven seasons. Also, Dancing with the Stars celebrity Karina Smirnoff is a finalist. Karina, who graced the cover of Playboy’s May 2011 issue, is married to Tigers pitcher Brad Penny.
One contestant that is sure to get significant support is actress Minka Kelly who played cheerleader Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights. Kelly, daughter of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, is engaged to Yankees shortstop and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. Jeter has dated some of America’s sexiest women—a list that includes Jessica Beil, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Mariah Carey, and Vanessa Minnillo. Jeter, who just got his 3,000th hit, may have recorded his best hit ever with his engagement to Minka Kelly.
Voting for Baseball’s Hottest Wives is now open at FantasyBaseballDugout.com and will continue through the end of the regular season.
Fantasy Baseball Dugout, a popular fantasy baseball web site, is a product of Olympic Internet. It provides fantasy baseball tips and information to help its readers win their fantasy baseball leagues. Its most popular segment is its Baseball’s Hottest Wives feature which annually crowns Baseball’s Hottest Wife in a vote among baseball fans.