The lede: "She’s the new Met good-luck charm — with a sexy secret weapon." The caption on a photo of Mrs. Niese: "Vivacious Leah Niese, wife of Met Opening Day starter Jon (below)." The summation of their first meeting in 2009, when Niese was on a visit to Bowling Green University while in a full-leg cast, rehabbing a torn harmstring: "It was love at first limp."
We learn a lot about the couple, too. They were married in January after three years of dating, grew up 60 miles from each other, she wears special "Amazin' blue panties" every game he's played and Jon listens to Jason Mraz to both pump up and calm down before starts.
“I’m all focused on him. I’m shaking, I’m biting my nails, I’m so nervous,” she said. “It’s pretty frantic all the way through the whole game until he gets pulled out — so I’m sure Opening Day will be pretty intense.”
Mrs. Met! [NY Post]