“Brooklyn’s collective memory still bears the image of [Ralph] Branca’s pitch to Thomson. The significance of baseball, more than other sports, lies in the very nature of the game—slow and spread out and rambling. It’s a game of history and memory, a kind of living archive.”
—Don DeLillo, in a Q&A on Grantland
—John Cheever (via literaryflack)
Au contraire! Don DeLillo is a life-long Yankees fan, as is Paul Auster.
Proof: Here they are (several years ago) at a Yankees game with fellow fans from the Gotham Book Mart.
DeLillo has written:
”I remember one afternoon, in October, hearing a strange sound, a little like surf, and wondering what it was. And later I realized it was the sound made by the crowd at Yankee Stadium when Tommy Henrich hit a late-inning home run.” (NYT)