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Baseball wives are part of the new ‘Amazing Race’ cast, which also includes two ex-NFL players

Mike Oz
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The major league whirlwind Kim DeJesus' life has been for the past month is about to get crazier. But not because of baseball.

Kim, the wife of veteran outfielder David DeJesus, was drinking wine to calm her nerves at the trade deadline. She didn't want her hubby, then a member of the Chicago Cubs, to leave her hometown. He didn't. Not right then at least. But a few weeks later DeJesus was placed on waivers and traded to the Washington Nationals. That lasted only a few days before he was traded again to the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Wednesday, Kim DeJesus (right in the photo above) was announced as a cast member on the 23rd season of CBS' popular show, "The Amazing Race." She'll pair with Nicky Getz, wife of Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz, to bring some WAGs flavor to the "Race."

Chicago-D.C.-Tampa is nothing compared to the "The Amazing Race" — four continents, nine countries and 35,000 miles, all in hopes of winning $1 million. The baseball wives face some tough competition for that cash. You can see them all here, but a few teams stood to out to The Stew:

FOOTBALL DUDES: Ex-Houston Texans Chester Pitts and Ephraim Salaam, who played together 2006-2009. They were offensive lineman. Part of the unit that let David Carr get sacked 41 times in 2006.

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THESE DIEHARD BINGO GUYS: Fear the Bingo!

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THE OTHER EASY-ON-THE-EYES SPORTY WOMEN: They're part of the L.A. Kings "ice crew."

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THESE BROS: Who are obviously taking a sabbatical from their band.

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"The Amazing Race's" 23rd season starts on Sept. 29.

Baseball season's in full swing. Don't miss a thing.
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