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).