An English sport in the US

Its amazing what you can watch on TV nowadays in terms of variety, and it also brings about ironic little moments too.

Earlier I was watching the NY Yankees beating up Chicago White Sox at baseball care of ESPN live from Yankees Stadium in New York. Hard to believe that 40 years ago, live coverage of anything from the US was quite something. Oh hell, I’m showing my age again lol! I’m also getting ever more addicted to baseball, but dont worry Kate, I have no plans to support ‘that team from New York’ lol! Red Sox are still my second love, though Kansas might be on the move in levels of support, for obvious reasons!

But now, wait for it, I’m watching cricket live from Florida! I know, shock horror, though I suspect most of the crowd are ex-pats from cricket playing nations, especially the West Indies, one of the teams taking part. There might be a few Americans there, but I suspect in the vast minority. Its only when you consider that about 100 years ago, one of the leading non national teams in the world was Philadelphia! My, have things changed since then lol!

Ah, New York. The one US city I really have no desire to return to, far too loud and lively for quiet little me. Not even knowing that Louise Brooks lived there for a while is enough to tempt me back lol! Its the one place that qualifies on that front, it has to be said. Yes, I set a story revolving around a ‘character’ that could be said to be based on her there, but Wikipedia is a wonderful thing for such matters. The everlasting memory I will always have of New York though, is a sad one. Yes, 25 years ago, I went up (with my partner) to the observation deck on one of the World Trade Center buildings. 14 years later, I saw that tower crash to the ground, an image that will probably live with me as long as I’m on this planet.

New York State, a whole different matter, will be going back there in April 2013 (Rochester), and a year later (Albany) as well. I plan next year to visit Buffalo as well, but go nowhere near NYC.

The video, well, this just seemed rather apt to me tonight, everything considered. If US Immigration want to make me a legal alien…that gives away the song surely?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk

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