American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, Brandon McCarthy’s wife is the beautiful Amanda McCarthy. In the past, Brandon has also pitched in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Yankees.
Brandon McCarthy was born and raised in Glendale, California. He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2001. His sports career started when he was drafted in the 17th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox.
Getting to know Amanda McCarthy
Amanda is a person who is full of life and energy. She describes herself as wife to an MLB pitcher and a momma to a pup named Hobbes. Yup, the couple has a cute puppy named Hobbes. We are sure that the name is inspired from the legendary newspaper cartoon Calvin and Hobbes.
Mrs. McCarthy loves traveling around the world with her hubby. She acts as his stunt supported in following his dreams. She loves wine and says that with wine in hand she is living this crazy life!
On her Twitter profile she describes herself as , “I have a Westie and a husband (in order). I love wine, food, & I watch way more baseball than anyone should be allowed.”
Amanda loves blogging. Earlier she ran a private blog which was only open to friends and family. It was related to her wedding planning, Brandon’s and her travels during off-season, and about a book club as well.
Finally, she made a public blog so that world can have an insight of life a baseball WAG. She said in her first post of the blog, “This blog will be a little different than the ones in the past. This one is going to be about life as a baseball wife, and my three loves… traveling, wine, and food.”
Amanda has a heart of gold and loves giving back to the society. She regularly posts about her charitable work to inspire others to do the same. In one of her endeavors she says she got connected with an organization that helps people get out of abusive situations.
The organization provides resources and outlets for such families to rehabilitate them and secure their independence and safety. On her blog she said that she will probably mention it a few more times as the planning continues. The reason being that she wanted more and more people to be involved in the process.
In the past she has also worked out with other charitable events like raising money for Juvenile Diabetes. In the event she contributed in raising nearly 19,000$ money.
Apart from doing charity work, Amanda has an interest in cooking as well. She loves cooking new dishes and often throws parties to other baseball wives. Seems like a pretty social person!
Amanda is a self taught cook. She normally watches various Youtube channels and reads cookbooks to learn cooking. In one of her cooking experience, she told that she used booze to cook a meal. The meal’s name was Penne alla Vodka.
She also revealed where she got her recipes. Amanda told that 85% of her recipes come from various Americas Test Kitchen books. Mrs. McCarthy has a little obsession with these books. According to her these books make cooking less scary!
The couple currently lives in Dallas.