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New York Minute

Last night I was walking to the subway in midtown when I saw a woman wearing a Curtis Granderson jersey. Don’t see many of those, I thought as I approached her. I must say hello. She had her back to me and was standing on the corner. Next to her, another woman was looking at a subway map.

“You guys need help getting to Yankee Stadium?” I asked when I reached them.

The woman in the Granderson jersey raised her eyebrow and looked me suspiciouisly. The kind of “What-Do-You-Want-From-Me?” look that you only see from out-of-towners.

I told her I was a Yankee fan, not to worry, then helped them out. We talked about the team for a minute. She told me that she was Curtis Granderson’s sister. I told her how well-liked he was by Yankee fans and now the suspicion was gone and she smiled, big and beautiful. And then she and her friend went to the game.


1 Boatzilla   ~  Apr 26, 2011 10:03 am

Wow. Cool story Alex. Was she cute? No photo?

2 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 26, 2011 10:16 am

[1] One way to make a nice guy not so nice is to ask for a photo of his sister... >;)

3 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2011 10:18 am

Yeah, it didn't even occur to me to take a picture...

4 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Apr 26, 2011 11:01 am

Those toes are cute. Stock photo, or home made prop?

5 TheGreenMan   ~  Apr 26, 2011 11:14 am

What a great story! His sister, huh? Amazing! I wonder if she told her brother about a stranger in NYC helping her out.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2011 11:46 am

4) Stock. Couldn't find the credit for it. Found it on a google search for "Suspicious." LOL

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 26, 2011 12:28 pm


We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

We can't go on together
With suspicious toes

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 26, 2011 1:55 pm

Awwww! Really?
Didn't Curtis say she was a teacher?
What a great anecdote, Alex, thanks!

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