By Roger Angell
We know Derek Jeter by heart, so why all this memorizing? The between-pitches bat tucked up in his armpit. The fingertip helmet-twiddle. The left front foot wide open, out of the box until the last moment, and the cop-at-a-crossing right hand ritually lifted astern until the foot swings shut. That look of expectation, a little night-light gleam, under the helmet. The pitch—this one a slow breaking ball, a fraction low and outside…
The 27 Year Itch, a cartoon by Roz Chast.
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I agree with the kid.
Not everyone is laughing in Times Square.
newyorker cartoon by David Borchart.
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