Ken Auletta

“Every Saturday for more than three decades we play softball in Sag Harbor. Only one Saturday each Summer do we play in the Artist & Writers softball game. I’ve played in the annual game for about thirty years, half of them as captain of the writer’s team. We kid each year about wanting to thrash the artists, about how they cheat by smuggling in football players and house painters who can slug a ball four hundred feet. But we’re united in a belief that no matter how sometimes foolish we look on the field, we’re luring fans to contribute to worthwhile local charities, we’re helping fortify a sense of community on the East End, and we’re laughing with, not at, each other. After the game, which are usually nail-bitingly close, we repair to a pub together to tip a glass and to wait to learn how much money we raised for our favorite local charities.” – Ken Auletta