For players on losing teams, trade-deadline day is understandably stressful. Even though major-leaguers make much bigger salaries than most, the idea of moving your family at a moment’s notice can’t be easy.
And while it’s hard on the players, it’s hard on the wives, too.
On Wednesday as the 3 p.m. deadline loomed, Kim DeJesus, wife of Cubs outfielder David DeJesus, gathered with friends and other Cubs wives.
Their method of coping?
Drinking — and cooking.
A short video DeJesus posted to her Twitter account contains the message, “Just trying to make it through the day, don’t judge me.” Another video shows DeJesus and others taking long drinks from a champagne bottle with the caption, “42 minutes.”
DeJesus likely was relieved when the Cubs did not make any deadline deals on Wednesday. Her husband admitted she was very nervous.
“Up until this morning, I felt pretty confident that I was staying,’’ David DeJesus said. “And then it was more my wife who was tripping this morning. I think she was like drinking a bottle to calm her nerves. She was definitely stressing this morning.”
Contributing: Gordon Wittenmyer