As we approach our 30th year in baseball and marriage, I am still asked the same questions…
Can you get tickets and autographs?
What do you buy someone like your husband as a gift?
My response…the usual – underwear, T-shirts and socks.
What advice would you give to someone?
If you want to see your husband on your anniversary, do not get married during the season like we did. At that time he had a couple of days for travel and the wedding. Needless to say, no honeymoon as he said the rest of our lives would be one (and I believed him!!).
And most of all…maintain humility and take time to enjoy quality time together and where you are.
How have you maintained a baseball marriage?
Do you travel with your husband?
No except for the Baseball Winter Meetings™.
What are the Baseball Winter Meetings™?
The Baseball Winter Meetings™ are an annual event held each December and in different locations. Baseball executives and representatives from Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, as well as international baseball convene in one setting to discuss the game, network and prepare for the upcoming season. This tradition dates back as far as 1876.
What do you do while you are there?
There are certain events I can attend or be involved in…Trade Show opening night, Awards Luncheon, hosting a wives’ luncheon, Baseball Chapel breakfast, Gala, banquet and of course shopping.
This year the wives started a new tradition of a service project. This culminated by our “many shopping” trips and decided we needed less of ourselves. For our first project, we chose the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando. We had a great time shopping for their “wish list items” and assembling snack bags for the families staying there. We caravanned there with our donations and items donated by Minor League Baseball Charities. It was such a pleasure doing this and a great bonding experience. Many commented it was the highlight of their week. We will definitely continue this tradition and we are already making plans for this year.