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…