It’s time to revive a fan favorite. That’s right, it’s another installment of Inserting Dick Allen‘s name into works of literature. Because if there’s one thing America needs more than Hot Effing Sports Opinions, it’s Dick Allen.
Today, we cover J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.
“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little Dick Allens playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little Dick Allens, and nobody’s around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch every Dick Allen if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch Dick Allen. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher of the Dick Allens and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.”
The author can certainly relate.
Dedicated to my main man, Dayn Perry.
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