VIERA, Fla. — Josh Roenicke first met Ian Desmond in 2008, after the former had begun seriously dating the latter’s sister, Nikki. Roenicke was a minor-league reliever with the Reds. Desmond was still toiling in the Nationals’ farm system.
Little could either know they’d not only find themselves in the majors six years later, but in the same clubhouse wearing the same uniform.
“It’s cool,” Roenicke said. “Our wives are probably more excited than we are.”