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Bob Woodcock

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Another post about them Yankees, so this is the point where 98% of you surf away to another site, I imagine.

Last night was even better than Tuesday. Firstly, José Feliciano sang (and strummed) the national anthem, which was entertaining. Then the game was a tense affair: Yankees leading 2-1 in the 9th, with the Orioles loading the bases as the scoreboard flashed up that Boston had just lost 6-1 to Toronto.

And we – yes, I’ve started saying we – won. A stadium goes wild.

Derick and I go for a beer near the stadium, and then it gets even more exciting. Shelley Duncan, the Yankee player I mentioned yesterday, was in the same carriage of the train as us. That’s a Yankee player, who played in the game, getting the subway home! How cool is that? Derick did a fist pump with him; I, being English, didn’t. but we got photos and his autograph. Yes, I felt 8 years old doing it. It was fun listening to him chat to other fans: saying that, yes, they are well aware of the score of the Boston game as it happens; that he appreciated the fans around him laughing at his “Red Sox Suck” thing; and telling a girl who asked him if he was really a player, and if so what was his name, that his name was Bob Woodcock. Aaah, those chucklesome sportsmen…

Shelley Duncan photo courtesy of Derick’s e’er-so-swanky iPhone

Skimming over other New York stuff: that new-ish Apple store near Central Park is a bit underwhelming. It reminded me more of a showroom that a computer store. Like those Bentley or Ferrari stores on posh streets where men take photos of cars they’ll never be able to afford. The apple store, though, is full of people scrolling the scroll wheels of new iPods.

Had as bit of a hangover this morning, and what better way to get rid of it than having some eggs and home fries at a very nice little place in the nieghbourhood called Tom’s. They have the lyrics of “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega on the wall, but I dunno if this is the one referenced in the song or not, cos that most-dependable source, Wikipedia, says that the one in the song is the restaurant in Manhattan that we also see on Seinfeld.

Today’s a beautiful sunny day. Perfect for a day of sauntering around aimlessly, I think.

Anyway, here’s some random non-basebally photos.

Derick’s t-shirt

Some building in Manhattan

The tiles in Tom’s Restaurant

A nice building in the neighbourhood

And here’s one of some American dude. Apparently, he was important…

Written by Craig

September 20th, 2007 at 2:00 pm

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  1. So, are you tempted to buy an iPhone then?


    20 Sep 07 at 21:04

  2. nice shelley shot!

    is that “Some building in Manhattan” the New Yorker Hotel on 34th?


    20 Sep 07 at 23:34

  3. Andrew: yes.

    Saucy: no, I think it was on west 23rd street.


    21 Sep 07 at 00:46

  4. That’s so cool. You don’t see Ashley Cole on the tube do you?

    Feels like the olden days when northern football stars would catch the tram to the match. Or maybe I imagined that.


    22 Sep 07 at 10:44

  5. Did ‘some building in Manhattan’ have the Stay-Puft marshmallow man climbing up it (obviously just out of shot)?

    PS: in order to verify this comment, I have to type in ‘pfwqyif’, a wonderfully dismissive sound that I might adopt for use instead of swearwords.


    28 Sep 07 at 12:46

  6. oh hi! that (apartment) building is called London Terrace in Chelsea.


    3 Oct 07 at 17:58

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