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December 12, 2011

This Week in Baseball Cards: December 12

I'm starting to get the feeling that This Week in Baseball Cards scribe Bo Rosny and I are bad influences on each other.

He makes me dig out my old baseball cards and I, well...I make him post about "Baseball Wives" and mustaches.  Poor guy.

Here's This Week in Baseball Cards!

Ballplayer wives is the theme this week, coming off a number of posts including a great interview with Kris Benson, who seems almost as outspoken as his famous wife Anna. While the new VH1 show has some colorful baseball wives, it just scratches the surface of the varied careers of ballplayers’ better halves.

Too bad they couldn’t get Tawny Kitaen, the famous Whitesnake girl who later beat up her husband, former Angels pitcher Chuck Finley. Perhaps she was jealous of his beautiful frosted hair.

Some MLB wives are on TV because they are actually talented. Did you know that David Eckstein’s wife, Ashley Eckstein, is the voice of Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano on the Clone Wars TV show?  And for those of you Star Wars fans who were turned off by early episodes of the show, give it another chance. It’s gotten much darker and more interesting the last two seasons.

Hot baseball wives are nothing new. Back in the 1977, Dodgers star Steve Yeager’s wife Gloria, showed off just about all the goods in the team yearbook, as recently revealed by superstar baseball card blogger Night Owl.

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