Written by Nicole Johnson
Wife to Elliot Johnson
Editor at The Life of the Baseball Wife

Spring training is right around the corner.  Every day, I see countdowns on my news feed that pitchers and catchers are reporting soon, and everyone is ready for the break from this dreary January.  

Hopefully you have your spring training rental booked, or maybe you're still waiting to hear what team you'll be with.  

The news stories about what big name your team has acquired or traded are popping up, and blogs are starting to talk about who they see on this year's 25 man roster.

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Written by Nicole Johnson
Wife to Elliot Johnson
Editor at BaseballWifeBlog.com

Renting sight unseen is a common occurrence for baseball families.  

Especially when it comes to spring training.  

While teams usually set up deals with apartment complexes for minor league teams for the season, and a hotel room for minor league players that aren't traveling with their families, those that have family joining them at spring training figure out their housing for spring on their own.  

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Written by Nicole Johnson
Editor at the Life of the Baseball Wife

Let's face it, the news is filled, almost daily, with scary scenarios.  Not only are there instances of child abduction, but fans that get into fights and take it way too far, and active shooters that are looking for places with big crowds.

I'm not trying to scare you, but I want you to be prepared.  

As baseball families, we spend a LOT of times in big crowds.  Whether it's a busy friday night at a southern minor league stadium, or any day of the week walking around Yankee Stadium.  These places are busy, and while the security team will do everything they can to keep the fans safe, you need to be prepared for situations that can come up.

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Written by Alisha Perkins
Wife to Glen Perkins

Sometimes I wonder if I still would have married him had I known what I was getting into. Heck, I wonder if my parents would have let me marry him if they would of known much this was going to effect their lives as well. Maybe it is better that you don't know in the beginning... that you are naive to what the life of a baseball wife really entails... and believe me naive is definitely what I was.

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Written by Nicole Johnson
Editor at BaseballWifeBlog.com

I feel like the day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas rush begins. Especially this year since Thanksgiving happened so late in the month.  The day after everyone makes up their Christmas lists and starts in on their holiday shopping for loved ones.  The holiday parties begin, and every year, there is always a cookie swap.  

I love going to cookie swaps, unfortunately, I can't ever share the cookies I get at those parties with my son.  He has severe nut allergies.  They are so severe that he can't eat anything that has touched a nut, or anything that even may have touched a nut.  

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Written by Nicole Johnson
Wife to Elliot Johnson
Editor at baseballwifeblog.com

Every woman in baseball spends a good part of her time on her own.  Sometimes it's at home, sometimes it's in an apartment in a new city, sometimes it's in a hotel in a new country.  It's going to happen.

I'm a paranoid person.  I could live in Fort Knox and still be worried that someone was going to break into my house and take my children.  I like to think it's an endearing quality, I'm quite sure I drive my husband nuts with all my unnecessary worries.  

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Written by Kalee Maloney
Wife to Matt Maloney

It's getting to be that time of the summer where the excitement of start of the baseball season is beginning to wear off. Road trips start to feel longer, distances farther. Home games drag on, off-days are few and far between and the off-season is a distant and foggy dream filled with what if's, where's, when's, and how's.

This is where the super-planner in me resurfaces trying desperately to put together a picture of what the rest of the season and off-season might look like.

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Written by Katie Davis
Wife to Lars Davis

When he approached me at practice, the first words out of my mouth were "Who smells like sweaty Old Spice?" His reply of course was, "Oh probably one of the freshman."

One year later he admitted to being the Old Spice culprit...claiming he used to wear it a looong time ago and he was wearing an old set of catching gear (riiiiiiiiiight).

So why didn't he admit to it when I first asked? Apparently this is what guys do, pass blame to someone else when they feel their own qualities threaten their chances at a woman.

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Written by Katelyn Davis
Wife to Wade Davis

The end of the 2010 Season came fast for us. The guys had earned their way into the playoffs against the Texas Rangers in the ALDS. I’ll never forget that friggen series.

The Rays lost the first game at Tropicana field, and I remember I decided to announce to every person I saw later on that day “If they were going to lose one, it may as well be the first one and get it out of the way…”

Good job Katelyn. The next day they lost the second game in a row. Shit.

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