I can thank Casey for my baseball addiction (which is preferable to say, a meth addiction). I had always liked going to Pirate games, but once he encouraged me to read Moneyball, I all of the sudden understood what it was they were doing. Turns out it’s much more than just standing there waiting for the ball to get hit.
Casey grew up a huge Detroit Tigers fan, and adopted the Pirates as his hometown team. So when he saw that the Pirates were going to Detroit to play a series, he asked me, hey, woman, want to go to Detroit and see the Buccos play? I said yes.