Unless you happen to know a guy who knows a guy, most fans have at one point or another considered going to see their favorite team, only to re-think it based on the considerable cost of tickets in this day and age. Apparently, not even the highest-ranking members of our government are immune to the rising costs of going to see a game in person.
According to an article in the Washington Post, President Trump's nominee for the open Supreme Court seat, Brett Kavanaugh, incurred "tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt" while buying tickets to baseball games over the years.
Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, told the paper that Kavanaugh's debt came from buying both season tickets to the Washington Nationals and tickets for playoff games for himself and numerous friends.
Kavanaugh has "since stopped purchasing the season tickets" and was also reimbursed by his friends, so it appears he is no longer in debt, at least as a result of getting great seats at Nationals Park.
It would be quite the story, and more than a little ironic, if a Supreme Court nominee was passed over thanks to a love of America's pastime, but it appears if he does not end up on the Supreme Court, it won't be because of his fandom or previous debts.