February 1, 2013

Bleacher Babe of the Month: February, 2013

By - Kris Fletcher

For the past few months, we've had multiple requests to feature one of our own columnists as the Bleacher Babe of the Month. Call me crazy, but I'm thinking people just want to see more pics of our ladies besides the ones in the "Our Team" section.

Can't say that I blame them, though.

Anyway, as the old saying goes, ask and you shall receive. So without further ado, I give you Lauren Dundee!

Photo by: Rachel Freiheit
Hey y'all, I'm Lauren! And I'm really excited to be the Bleacher Babe for February!

A lot of you know me from my weekly columns on the site, but this is going to be a bit different. As many of you are well aware, I am a diehard baseball fan. I live and die by the Boston Red Sox, so if you're a Yankee fan, now might be the time to stop reading.

I grew up a Red Sox fan, and the team has been a part of my life since birth. I remember the names of the greats I followed since as long as I can remember; Wakefield, Pedro, Nom-ah and Tek. They were my heroes.

I've been through it all with them; watching them fail, having my heart straight up broken in 2003, and holding my dad tight at the cemetery with tears streaming down our faces as we placed a 2004 World Series pennant on my grandfather's grave. One of the many who never got to see the Sox win it all.

My first trip to Fenway goes down as probably my favorite memory. The atmosphere, the crowd, the energy. I felt like I was home. It was absolutely amazing.

As cliche as it sounds, baseball really is my life. During the offseason, I barely know what to do with myself as I wait for spring training to roll around. We all know baseball is America's favorite pastime. It's nostalgic for us. We remember warm summer nights with family and friends, hot dogs, and the crack of the bat. We get so close to a team, they become a second family to us. We follow our team through all the ups and downs. We cry when they cry, and celebrate when they celebrate.

Photo by: Rachel Freiheit
Having a favorite player get traded or retire could mean the end of the world. I still remember my dad having to sit my brother and I down, almost like an intervention, and very carefully break it to us that the Sox were trading Nomar Garciaparra.

Baseball and the Red Sox are something I hold very close to me. I take comfort in knowing I can turn on the Sox game and escape my problems for the day. The good news is, there is only 58 days until baseball's regular season gets underway, but who's counting? :)

Photo by: Rachel Freiheit
Until next time, take care!

20 comments:

  1. A little early for baseball season, but let the record show that I'm not complaining at all. LOL

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  2. I always enjoy your posts Lauren. Its cool to see a different side of you. Very pretty.

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  3. This just made me miss baseball season. That's not supposed to kick in until after the SuperBowl.

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  4. The only people that use the word "pretty" to describe someone are old people and stalkers. Come on now. This girl is smokin.

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  5. She's hot. Good columnist too. Makes for a good combination. lol

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  6. This is nice, but for your female fans where's Bleacher Guy of the month? Just saying. :)

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    1. Valid question. Hadn't really thought about that. Perhaps we could do a calendar with all the male columnists. Lol

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    2. I ain't wearing a Speedo, pal!

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  7. Lovely young lady.

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  8. I like a woman that is passionate about her aports. Especially baseball. =]

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  9. Looks eerily similar to my daughter.......

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  10. Not bad at all. How are the girls that are used selected?

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    1. Anyone interested in being featured can email us at thebleacherbriefings@inbox.com. They should be sure to include a few photos.

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  11. Nice spread, Lauren. Do you have a set day that your columns go up or just whenever?

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    1. Lauren's articles go up on Sundays. Be sure to check them out.

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  12. Think I just became a Red Sox fan! :)

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  13. Stick to sports. Drop the smut.

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    1. Smut? If this qualifies as "smut" you qualify as a genius. Lol

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  14. Cute girl. I like her taste in teams as well.

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