Top 14 New Canaan Stories of 2014

The following list of New Canaan’s biggest news stories in 2014 is based on traffic data as well as social shares and reach. 14. VIDEO: Locals Congratulate Curt Casali, New Canaan’s First Major Leaguer
RE59ECT New Canaan Nod to Curt Casali
The summer of 2014 saw the first New Canaanite ever—catcher Curt Casali, a 2007 New Canaan High School graduate—make baseball’s big leagues. We spoke to Curt at the time of his promotion—turns out his old high school coach, Mark “2-5-0” Rearick, would travel to Minneapolis to see Casali debut against the Twins. The day after Casali’s first game (he lined a hit in his first AB) was the Sidewalk Sale of July 19, and in our tent we set up a video camera and asked locals to congratulate the hometown kid with a tip of the cap (in the style of the “RE2PECT” ads on TV for the retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter).