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After a couple of months of watching Yankees games til 4 or 5am on a three inch Windows Media screen on MLB.com, I got to see a game on a proper telly last night, and it was perfect timing, too: Yankees beating Red Sox 8-4 and taking the AL East title in the process. Woo.

My Orioles supporting mate and I trekked over to the Arkaden at Potsdamer Platz – a sanitized mall – to their open plan “American sports bar”, Play Off, to watch the baseball on their tellies.

It was a very odd place to be doing that: while you’re engrossed in an important game, there’s people wandering by shopping for perfume, candles and socks. All in all, though, it was a good evening. We met three other Americans who were there for game, (they wanted the Yankees to win simply because they didn’t like the Red Sox), shared a few pitchers of beer, got drunk, then came home and, as I hoped I’d be able to do, drew a picture of Happybecausetheyankeesbeattheredsox Boy.

And now that the Yankees have won the title, maybe they should play tonight’s game against the Red Sox in clown shoes… you know, just to rub it in…

Written by Craig

October 2nd, 2005 at 12:26 pm

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  1. God, that bar looks like it could be plunked in the middle of an American Mall. It definitely has a US sports bar name as well.


    2 Oct 05 at 14:57

  2. Clown shoe’s forever.

    Nice to see that Happybecausetheyankeesbeattheredsox boy’s eararm is more arm than ear. My nightmares are beginning to subside.

    Do you still do carpentry?


    2 Oct 05 at 16:15

  3. that drawing is freaky. and has v bushy eyebrows.

  4. Love the Yankees, and I’m bummin’ I missed that game.

    Thoroughly Amused

    3 Oct 05 at 17:58

  5. I’m a member of the 4am baseball club on mlb.tv also. Go Angels!

    We have an ‘American Sports Bar’ here in Koblenz, but it’s definitely not American. Nobody speaks English and they don’t even have menus in English. Also, the ‘Texas Burger’ has curry on it!


    5 Oct 05 at 07:43

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