While I should probably post today's game review, there is no time. I have much bigger news to report. Today my brother and I went down to New York to show some of our cousins from Puerto Rico the big city. We parked in a parking garage on 60th street next to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, situated next to the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle.
At the end of our trip we stopped by the Time Warner Center for a quick trip to the bathroom and then we headed out down 60th street to the parking garage. As the fearless leader of our group, I was walking ahead, my wife was behind me and my brother had barely made it out the door of the Time Warner Center. Some guy tried to stop me and ask me a question, but I was busy leading a pack, so I was all like, "Out of my way commoner. And don't forget to respect Jeter's gangster." Suddenly I hear my wife saying, "honey, come here."
I turned around and walked to her as she pointed at a man standing near the curb. I assumed she wanted me to apologize to the man I had just politely brushed off. "Isn't that David Cone?" she asked excitedly.
Indeed it was. David Cone was standing right there, in the flesh. But I've been fooled by David Cone impersonators before, so I asked him a question only David Cone would know. "Who caught your perfect game, Mr. Cone?" "Joe Girardi," came the response. I immediately wet myself, which Mr. Cone assured me happens all the time.
I called my brother over and said, "Look, it's my old buddy David Cone. We went to UMass together."
Mr. Cone then proceeded to take pictures with my brother and I, with my brother and I and a number of combinations of different cousins and my cousins children. Then he chatted with the kids and gave them high fives. Mr. Cone was incredibly friendly, talkative and we really appreciated his willingness to literally sit through a photo shoot for us as we took a bunch of pictures with different cameras and combinations of people.
Mr. Cone was at the hotel for a benefit for Johnny Damon's Wounded Warrior Project. That just goes to show, when you give to charity you get to meet some pretty cool bloggers.
My brother and I are now accepting interviews from any and all media outlets interested in learning more about David Cone. What kind of guy is he? Where does he like to hang out? What's his favorite color? Fernando and I will also be featured in the upcoming revised version of David Cone's Yankeeography, discussing all the highs and lows of our well documented friendship. Here's a picture of the three of us in NYC: