Phillies Backup Catcher Wil Nieves is Using His Adorable Baby Daughter to Lure Companions on Tinder

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I was taken aback the other night when Wil Nieves stepped to the plate. I forgot he was on the Phillies. In fact, I was more surprised to learn that he was a Phillie than I was when I read Zoo With Roy this morning and learned that Nieves is also on Tinder*– the site for casual encounters. Sex.

Twittererererer (and sports commentator?) Elika Sadeghi last night tweeted a screenshot of one of her matches– Wil, 36, who is “just looking for friends and [to] have a good time.”

Now, besides the obvious chuckle that comes from a professional baseball player using a picture of himself and his baby daughter on a site for people who want to, in ZWR’s words, “boink,” there are two other notable takeaways here:

1) Check the timestamp. According to Sadeghi, who is operating on Pacific Time, Nieves was active two hours ago from 1:03 a.m. on Tuesday night-Wednesday morning. Presumably, two hours means somewhere between two-three hours, which means that Nieves was active sometime before 11:03 p.m. PST on Tuesday night. The Phillies game, which started at 7:10 and went for three hours and 36 minutes, ended at approximately 10:46 p.m. Which means that Nieves was likely online dating from the Phillies’ clubhouse at Dodger Stadium, presumably in the company of naked men. I find this delightful.

2) Puerto Rican marriage records aren’t exactly the best, but as of last July, Nieves was married (to a former model).

*Which is totally now in my history and could cause real problems in my life. Thanks, Wil Nieves.

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  • what happened to the kacie comments April 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    can see victorino on that site

  • Mike April 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Use incognito browser on chrome to avoid research causing problems.

  • olo567 April 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Because absolutely no one would fake a profile of an MLB player.

  • Budweiser April 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Nah Kyle, if Mrs. CB sees it just tell her how you called the Meth Lab and record it for it.

    • Budweiser April 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

      ^ for us

  • Awkward Convo April 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Mrs. CB: Again, Kyle!? You pig.

    Kyle: Are you talking about that one time? That was Grindr! Totally different.

  • step 3: make her open the box April 24, 2014 at 10:34 am

    He’s an MLB player in a different city every 3 days and he can’t find a casual encounter? It creeps me out that on a site where one is looking for sex, the only face you can see on his profile is that of his infant daughter.

  • Stever April 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Or, someone got this, apparently commercial, photo, and is pretending to be a not so recognizable MLB player to get chicks, kind of like the guy who was pretending to be various Steeler backup QB’s a few years back.

    • D. McNabb April 24, 2014 at 11:56 am

      What’s wrong with pretending to be an NFL quarterback?

      • Budweiser April 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        Great comment!

      • Stever April 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm



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