Today Jimmy Traina at SI.com’s Extra Mustard tipped me to Zack Greinke’s amazing model fiancee Emily Kuchar.
Kuchar was Miss Daytona Beach in 2008, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and according to her website was a member of a “show group” that’s performed with Toby Keith, Beyonce, Big and Rich, and Wayne Newton. (Portend a move for Zack to Branson?)
Ironic that Greinke is set to wed such a smokin’ hottie considering his past grappling with a social anxiety disorder. With his Cy Young season, it’s clear he overcame that consternation, and his nuptials with Kuchar put a fine point on triumph over the condition.
Back story on the two and more photos after the jump.
Greinke, who will wed Kuchar this weekend, actually has been with her since high school. So it isn’t like he picked her up at the Chi Chi’s Fajita bar in Spring Training.
From Dick Kaegel of MLB.com: “I was a library assistant, and all of a sudden, Zack started needing to do more homework in the library in the time I was in there. So that’s where it kind of all began.“
(That’s the Daytona Cubs, kids)
Greinke credits Kuchar with helping him through his illness, so I suppose female Royals fans will have to dial down the hate this summer.