Matt DeSalvo had three items of note in his locker after the game. The lineup card from the game, the ball used to get the last out and a copy of “The Quest For Christa T” by the German novelist Christa Wolf.
According to a few web sites, the book is philosophical realism that offers a harsh attack on East Germany during the Cold War. It was published in 1969.
I’m fairly certain that DeSalvo didn’t borrow it from Kyle Farnsworth.
DeSalvo said the lineup card would go to his brother and the ball to a friend.
“I donâ€™t like to keep those kind of things, I have the memories,” DeSalvo said. “I have the memory of standing on the mound and throwing to Seattle. Nobody can take that away from me.”
DeSalvo will start against the White Sox on Thursday.
“He’s legitimate,” Joe Torre said.
Torre has much more on his mind than baseball. Frank Torre, his older brother, has taken a turn for the worse in New York. He had a kidney transplant on May 1.
If that’s your thing, say a prayer for the manager. He’s going through a tough time.