Amy Crawford might be a good luck charm. As the sister of San Francisco Giants’ shortstop Brandon Crawford, Amy was obviously a big fan of the team on its way to the 2012 World Series title.
However, midway through 2013, Amy Crawford changed her fan allegiance to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Why? Because she’s dating Pirates’ rookie pitching ace Gerrit Cole.
Pittsburgh selected Cole as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2011, but he didn’t get the call to the bigs until June of this year. Cole was 5-5 with a 3.69 ERA heading into Thursday afternoon’s start against the Marlins (and phenom Jose Fernandez).
Both Crawfords and Cole are former UCLA Bruins. Amy was an outfielder on the UCLA softball team that won the 2010 national championship.
Things ought to get interesting in the Crawford household during the Bucs road trip to San Francisco Aug. 22-25.