I don’t know about you, but night games during the weekend just don’t feel right to me. It’s the weekend, I want to get out and go take in a ballgame during the day then go kick it with some friends at night. Night games completely disrupt that. Now I’ll be sitting here twiddling my thumbs all afternoon waiting for Beckett-CC tonight. Well, not totally, because the draft for the 2009 RAB Fantasy Football League starts at two, so that’ll hold me over. I’ve got the third pick; who should I go with, MJD or Forte?
In a tiny bit of news, old buddy Jason Giambi signed a minor league deal with the Rockies yesterday. Todd Helton isn’t the 160-170 OPS+ monster he was earlier in his career because of age and back injuries, but the dude is still raking to the tune of .322-.404-.499 this year. He’s going to relegate The Big G to pinch hitting duties if he gets the call in September. Regardless, I wish Giambi the best and hopes he gets a chance to do some damage in the postseason.
Anyway, here’s an open thread to hold everyone over for a while. Pedro Martinez is pitching against the Mets at the moment, and if you’ve got Extra Innings or something you can check out the Lincecum-Ubaldo matchup a little later when the Giants take on the Rockies. Colorado leads te NL Wildcard race and SF is just two games back, so this one’s kind of a big deal. You can also watch Adam Warren and the Staten Island Yankees here. Talk about whatever you like here, just be nice.