Open Thread: A-Rod & Jerry Jr. playing stickball


For those of you hanging around the house tonight, here’s a clip of A-Rod and Jerry Hairston Jr. playing stickball with some kids in the Bronx.

Here’s your open thread for the night. The Jets are playing the Giants at 8pm on NBC, and you’ve also got the Chargers and Falcons on CBS at the same time. If you’d rather stick to baseball, you’ve got the Rockies and Giants on MLB Network a little later tonight. It’s Jason Marquis vs. Barry Zito, and the two clubs are separated by just two games for the NL Wild Card lead.

If none of those games whet your appetite, you can come hang out with me at MLBTR or check out Ben’s recap of the Yanks’ 10-0 victory over the White Sox. Anything goes; just don’t be a dick.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    Repost: Good news: I think that the Red Sox are throwing Paul Byrd against Roy Halladay.

    If Halladay shows up, that’s sort of like the battle between a hammer and a nail. Guess which pitcher is which.

  2. Salty Buggah says:

    Mike, that site about how the Yanks supposedly ruined Carter’s career you linked to has a lot of comments on it bashing that guy.

  3. Salty Buggah says:

    That kid in the video can say he got a swing and miss from A-rod

  4. DreDog says:

    Little League World Series on tonight too! Rain pushed back the start.

  5. Tom Zig says:

    I was really hoping A-rod would just crush one and have it land like 3 blocks away.

  6. Free Mike Vick says:

    another unclutch HR from A-rod…what a stat padder! LOL

  7. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    This one will open your eyes.

  8. Arod working the count even in stick ball. He’s zoned in.

  9. Riddering says:

    I’d like to thank the good Mo for the fact that the Yanks only have two uniforms.

    And no camo.

  10. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Red Sox acquire Joey Gathright oh noes!

  11. Salty Buggah says:

    Buchholz perfect through 1!!!!

  12. Billy says:

    i think the yanks need to get penny. even tho mitre pitched great today, i still dont trust him or gaudin. at least penny has a history of being decent.

  13. Salty Buggah says:

    Ricky Romero struggling already. Bos up 1-0 with no one out and a guy (if you can call Pedroia that) on 1st.

  14. Dela G says:

    how come the blue jays shit their pants against boston all the fucking time?

  15. Dela G says:

    hahaha the elf is thrown out at third

  16. Dela G says:

    holy shit romero got out of it


  17. Manimal says:

    I seriously thought Arod was going to strike out

  18. RollingWave says:

    whoever wins the US pool will face the Taiwan team from my county ;) the international pool play was pretty darn cool as it was a rematch of the pools final with a different result. the Taiwan team got owned by Mexico’s starter last time out (lefty with solid command and breaking balls in little league? that’s unfair) but this time they bunted him to death heh.

  19. Riddering says:

    Two ugly pop-ups from Pujols and Holliday back-to-back. I can’t think of the last time our guys did something so…irksome.

  20. Dela G says:

    i put this on the game wrapup thread, but i’ll repost here

    Like i said yesterday, i really like mitre. I really hope for him to do very well.

    Take a look at his post game interview, he sounded pretty proud of his outing but bummed he couldn’t finish it.…

  21. Salty Buggah says:

    Everytime I watch Buttholez (3rd time today), he does well. I need to stop watching his starts.

    • Dela G says:

      i saw him give up 7ER last time i watched, so maybe there is hope

    • JSquared says:

      I really don’t think he is as good as many people think, there was definitely a reason Boston was willing to trade him and Bowden in the same deal.

      • Salty Buggah says:

        Agreed. I think he’s meh

        • JSquared says:

          Bowden, does not seem like someone who is worthy of note in the first place, Buccholz just seems to be the guy who can be the #2 or 3 on an NL Wild Card team.

          • DreDog says:

            I feel like a prospect has to be really good to be AL East good.

            • JSquared says:

              definitely, i see Montero as someone who can come up and make an impact because he is that type of hitter, idk where he will play defensively, i say LF if anything.

              Austin Jackson will probably have trouble making the trasnition to begin.

              • DreDog says:

                I think A-Jax will benefit a lot from a Damon resigning. He won’t have to be rushed, and maybe something will rub off on him.

      • Chris says:

        He’s got good stuff, but he’s prone to mistakes. In AAA, that’s not a big deal. In the AL East, that gives you whiplash.

  22. DreDog says:

    California just put up a 9 spot on Texas in the first inning. They still only have one out!

  23. Salty Buggah says:

    ESPN heartbroken, that was going to be their #1 WebGem of the night.

  24. The Artist says:

    Does anyone really care when Ozzie Guillen makes an ass of himself and rips his players?

    LoHud may think its newsworthy, but I don’t.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      It’s funny but its stupid. Like Ben said earlier, does he really think he can make his team play better like that?

  25. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Ricky Romero is secretly a Red Sox fan.

  26. Salty Buggah says:

    Nick Swisher>>>>>JD Drew


    So awesome!

  28. Dela G says:

    really romero?

    you fucking suck

  29. Dela G says:

    HOLY COW!!


    thank you god

  30. Salty Buggah says:

    HAHA! Bases juiced no one out and no runs for Bahston!!!!!!!!!

  31. JM says:

    I thought the game started at 7… Mitre pitching well was a once in a lifetime experience!

  32. Drew says:

    Romero gets out of bases loaded 0 outs unscathed.

  33. Dela G says:

    man aaron hill has no range

  34. Salty Buggah says:

    Hill sucks, Cano gets that

  35. Salty Buggah says:

    Tazawa sent down to GCL?

  36. My friend, a boston fan says that the sox now have Joey Gathright…can anyone confirm?

  37. JSquared says:

    HAHA, Someone tell Ortiz Steroids are not going to help him hit that.

  38. Salty Buggah says:

    cmon Ricky, get out of this

  39. Salty Buggah says:

    Romero lucks out but getting out of another 2nd and 3rd 1 out jam.

  40. Mike Axisa says:

    Too many penalties on the Jets so far. Just giving them yards.

  41. Sean says:

    ummm was that a bat to play stickball? what the hell, get a broom

  42. JSquared says:

    Chargers and Falcons is a lot more exciting than the New York game so far.

  43. VO says:

    The Jets are giving them waaayy too many yards, because of the penalties.

  44. Salty Buggah says:

    hill stinks defensively

  45. Salty Buggah says:

    Heh the sponsor on Jerry Remy’s B-ref page says this:

    Brian Dodds sponsor(s) this page.

    REM-DAWG…YOU’RE THE BEST! If Remy and Fisk had been healthy in 1979, the Sox would have won it all…25 years sooner. Oh Yankee fans, I hope Sabathia chokes on a ham bone!


    • JSquared says:

      I wish the Red Sox played a team that was actually good in their World Series wins. Played Pujols and Carpenter and a Rockies team who shouldn’t have made it into the playoffs.

  46. VO says:


  47. Salty Buggah says:

    Whoa! The last thread has been Lanny’d. He makes some of the most absurd comments ever. I was talking about how Cash won today’s game because of Mitre, Gaudin, and Hairston having good days. Then he asks if he won last night’s game because he signed CC and Cano. There are a couple more comments like that.

  48. mike jones says:

    Cortez Broughton is throwing 78 MPH in the LLWS…When do we get this kid in pinstripes?

  49. Salty Buggah says:

    From ESPN stats:

    • Command: Mitre threw 82 percent of his sliders for strikes (43 percent entering); changeup, 71 percent strikes (58 percent entering); threw first-pitch strikes 71 percent of time (55 percent entering).

    • Finished hitters: Retired all nine Chicago hitters that reached two-strike counts.

    • Filthy offspeed stuff: White Sox hitters chased 57 percent of offspeed pitches out of the strike zone (MLB avgerage is 31 percent).

  50. Dela G says:

    C’mon jets

  51. Dela G says:

    good god brandon league!!!

    3-0 red sox

  52. Dela G says:

    damn you brandon league

  53. Reggie C. says:

    This Buchholz kid is pretty good. I gotta say he was very much maligned on these threads and we failed to see the Hughes-like upside. Except Buchholz is starting and he’s hit a stride. I think we forgot how good his stuff could be.

    RS are not gonna miss Penny.

    • Dela G says:

      well tomorrow paul byrd will most likely face roy halladay

      they will miss him because byrd might get shelled harder than penny wouldve

    • Chris says:

      Buchholz does not replace Penny – they were both already in the rotation. It’s Tazawa (or Byrd, or Daisuke) that replaces Penny, and I don’t think he’s an upgrade.

      As for Buccholz, his problem is that he’s prone to mistakes that get hit for HR in the majors. He’s got great stuff, but about once per game he leaves a ball out over the plate that can get crushed. He’s given up 1.3 HR/9 compared to 1.0 for Hughes and 0.9 for Joba. If he can drop his HR rate, then he could live up to the potential. I don’t see that happening, since he wasn’t able to do it in the minors.

    • JMK says:

      Stuff is great-no question. But as Chris said, he seems to get a bit careless sometimes and gets CLOBBERED. Ace potential, though.

  54. Dela G says:

    jason bay is terrible

    i feel sorry for whatever team gets him next year

  55. pollo says:

    Mark Sanchise! Repent Giants fans, shed your beliefs in false prophets — Elisha Manning — and come and embrace your true savior!

  56. Dela G says:

    i love mark sanchez

    as a jets fan, i am super stoked

    • VO says:

      +6, besides those penalties early on, I have liked what I’ve seen overall especially from Sanchez. He’s played great very alert.

  57. Bryan says:

    Does anyone know what S means for baseball statistics? Apparently tonight, Jeter got an S but I have no idea what it means.

  58. Salty Buggah says:

    Here’s Ben talking about RAB on

  59. baravelli says:

    Blue Jays mounting a comeback in the ninth…

  60. Salty Buggah says:

    Wells sucks

  61. Salty Buggah says:

    So does Millar

  62. The Artist says:

    Just reading Mike’s piece on the Pirates. Think about the lineup they would have right now had they made no trades over the past 2-3 years.

    Adam LaRoche-1B
    Jack Wilson-SS
    Freddy Sanchez-2B
    Jose Bautista-3B
    Ronny Paulino-C

    #1-Zach Duke
    #2-Ian Snell
    #3-Paul Maholm

    Grabow-Setup man
    Damaso Marte-Closer

    That’s not a bad team. Short on starters, but a solid lineup and nice back of the bullpen. They could contend for a WC.

    • mtt says:

      This is very similar to the 2007 Pirates roster. That team went 68-94. Duke and McClouth are much improved from that year but almost everyone else on the list has regressed. I’m not sure your list can contend for a winning season.

    • aj says:

      Contend for a world series?! With Adam Laroche as their cleanup? and what about hitters 5-9? That rotation is also very flawed outside Zach Duke. There’s no way this team can stack up, you’re missing the rest of that bullpen and the rest of the rotation. This team would’nt even come close to making the wild card with that team. Let them rebuild and we’ll see what happens.

  63. V says:

    Wow, Carr sucks.

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