From SABR member Zack Meisel at The Athletic on February 6, 2018:
Kate Grant hung on every word of her husband’s instructions.
Go to Concourse C and take a left.
Yep, there was the doughnut shop he had mentioned.
Go down 17 gates and, to the right, there’s a bookstore.
She walked to the back of the store, turned left, found the shelves he had described and there it was: Marley & Me.
Brad Grant had read the book on a plane a week earlier. A flight attendant checked on him, bawling in his seat as he finished the novel.
“He could be a travel agent,” Kate said. “He says, ‘Is it embarrassing? Is it pathetic that I know every single square foot of every airport in the U.S.? Or is it a badge of honor?’ ”
Grant recalled a voyage through Arkansas with Paul Gillespie, the Indians’ senior director of international scouting.
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Originally published: February 6, 2018. Last Updated: February 6, 2018.