Dec
21

Open Thread: Forget the Hot Stove

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This is what it’s all about …

(h/t to my brother Andrew)

The Giants and Redskins are the Monday night game, plus all the hockey locals are in action. Here’s your open thread for the night, treat it appropriately.

Categories : Open Thread
  • J

    LETS GO QUINTIN GANTHER!

  • chriskeo

    Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying a new Yankee Jersey (probably Mo). Should I get the official on-field jersey or the one with “Rivera” on it?

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      No name on the back.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        +1

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Get the official jersey.

      Mo needs no elaboration.

      • Steve in PDX

        +1

    • vin

      That’s like asking if you should get a Mo jersey or a Papelbon portrait tattooed on your forehead.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        ietc

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
        • Bronx Mike

          He’s such an imbecile

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            That’s an insult to imbeciles everywhere.

      • chriskeo

        My mind = made

    • steve

      chris keo as in kevins brother ?

  • Chris V.

    LoHud posted that Montero will start at AAA and Romine at AA. Not really breaking news but I think this is the first time the yankees have made a public statement in that regard. Montero up before september?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Newman said Gary Sanchez and J.R. Murphy – the other catchers who rank among Baseball America’s top 10 Yankees prospects – will likely open in extended spring training and play short-season ball. Kyle Higashioka is slated to open in Low-A Charleston. High-A Tampa doesn’t have a set catcher now that Chase Weems has been traded.

      You guys think that Higgy could get the bump to Tampa mid-season?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        No. It’s okay to have one level without a bonafide catching prospect.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Even if he absolutely rakes in Charleston?

        • Chris

          Wrong. That’s like saying it’s ok to have a ML team without an All-Star at one position.

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            Paid for the by the Committee to Install Holliday in Yankee Stadium LF.

      • pat

        I could see Higgy gettin moved up. The level of competition between the NYPL and Tampa isn’t that different.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          No, it’s not, but it’s a full season league vs. a short season league. Being a full-time catcher for a 140 game seaosn is different than for a 60 game season. He’ll wear down as the season moves on, and moving him to Tampa will only hurt his development more.

          • Camilo Gerardo

            that is part of the reason why they have sanchez/murphy in the sally, right? full season of at bats, half season of catching

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    The last Thrilla by Godzilla.

    • http://thebronxbloggers.wordpress.com Bronx Blogger

      in yankee stadium as a yankee at least

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
  • pat

    Geez, Arod really lambasted that pitch from Nathan.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Yes he did. As did Tex on Pedro. That homer was an absolute blast.

    • Zack

      i was down the RF line, it was great

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Stuart Scott’s tie looks like a handkerchief.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Yankees fan from New Hampshire found guilty of 2nd degree murder of Red Sox fan

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....BHeadlines

    • @hole

      one less redsox fan is a good thing

      • pat

        Umm no.

      • LI Kevin

        And the Yank fan was a chick!
        Don’t mess with us.
        (Too insensitive?)

      • Whitey14

        You stay classy @hole

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      How is a Yankee supposed to get off. . I mean get a fair trial in NEW HAMPSHIRE? That’s the heart of Red Sox Nation right there!

      • Whitey14

        Maine is the heart of Red Sox Nation dammit!

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Maine, New Hampshire, what’s the difference.

          It’s too damn cold and you can’t get any decent Chinese food either way.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I will never tire of the top of the ninth in Game 4. A-Rod killed that ball and many of its family members on the double.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I was at Yankee Stadium watching that night. Incredible.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Damn, it must have been crazy during the comeback.

        • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

          You better believe it.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Walking back to the garage after the game was incredible. I kept yelling “One more!” to every group of people I passed and I tried to get all of Jerome Ave. to join in.

          I miss the 2009 season.

  • Steve H

    How about Scott Hairston has the LHP hitting caddie for Grandy? If there truly is interest in Melky/Gardy, flip on of them, and bring in Hairston as the 4th OF. With the A’s signing Crisp, he certainly might be available. Considering he’s very strong against LHP (.867 OPS), he fits more in that role than Gardbrerra. He also can play CF and LF, and would allow them to leave Hoffman as the 5th OF. I can’t think he’d cost too much in trade, and you’d likely replace at lease some of what you traded with the Gardbrerra move.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      He does mash lefties.

    • A.D.

      Weren’t the A’s interested in Melky or Gardner previously…could be something there.

    • Evil Empire

      Hah. I want to do it just because his brother played on the ’09 team.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Sounds good to me, but there will be a ton of guys available to fill the bench with at bargain-basement prices come January. There’s no rush to sign anyone now, it’s very much a buyer’s market. Every GM saw the quality players that were available in Jan/Feb last year and must have been kicking themselves if they signed someone early.

  • DP

    When was the post was of the walk-off highlights? Searching is not as easy as it seems (or maybe it is? I’d love to know how)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
    • JGS

      it was pulled for copyright violation

      • JGS

        the video that is, not the post

        • DP

          Dammit. Video is what I was looking for. Oh well. My memories can take me so far- realizing Joba’s better in the pen, Bay is better than Cameron, and Matt Holliday is a shitty fielder.

  • andrew

    Fantastic “This is Sportscenter” commerical

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Haha, that was awesome.

  • Tank the Frank

    Damn the Yankees don’t win a thing without A-Rod’s performance. And not one award to show for it. He was definitely the MVP of the postseason. That video got me amped up for next season! Not to mention stoked, psyched, juiced and pumped. Synonyms FTW!

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB Jamal G.

    How apropos it is that you posted this on the 21st day of December. /Caray’d

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Go Skins baby.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Try not to embarrass yourselves too much, Giants, baby.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        Ha. The way I see it, it’s a win-win for me. If the Skins lose we get a higher pick, if we win I get to rub it in to my brother and my friends.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Haha, good for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Melmas, everywhere I go.”

    One week away people. The day when Melvin grant little boys and girls curveball wishes.

  • Head Scratcher

    Heh, I just thought of something funny: What if the Yanks were to sign Pedro? I think he’d fare well as… something.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Oh Mo no.

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090810&content_id=6355462&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy JobaWockeeZ

      It’s funny. Now I’m not bashing you but in general the argument against great NL pitchers such as Josh Johnson is that they are thriving because the NL is worse than the AL. However mediocre NL pitchers like Piniero or Pedro or Marquis are popular targets for some Yankee fans without a mention of them thriving in the NL. I just find it funny.

      To answer your question he is one of the cases where staying in the NL is a legitimate argument.

    • anon

      He looked awful last year. He had nothing.

    • pat

      Funny, no.

      Horrifying, yes.

  • Chazzy

    brings ya tears

    ..

  • Camilo Gerardo

    Let’s go Giants. finish out strong and hope for the best

  • Whitey14

    I hated these highlights…every….last….one of them ;-)

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
    • http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090810&content_id=6355462&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy JobaWockeeZ

      To make yourself feel better about 2009 you can pretend the season ended at the All Star Break. Then you can thrive of highlights from 0-8. Just don’t remember that they went 1-9 afterward against the Yanks, LOL.

      BTW I’ve been meaning to ask but what Sox blog/site so you frequent? Just curiously what popular places you guys go too. Personally I think OTM is the best one out there but I’m curious.

  • searay

    A lot of Damon and Matsui highlights in there……

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090810&content_id=6355462&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah it’s sad. However I’m sure we’ll see a lot of Granderson bombs and a lot of instances where Nick Johnson is one of the many runs that Teix and A-Rod will score.

      Though if Damon really wants to come back and comes cheaply, that lineup would look otherworldly.

  • pat

    The more Haynesworth on the bench the better.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Giants Red Zone offense = massive fail.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      ISn’t it the greenzone? heh

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        /Coughlin’d

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    If the Giants don’t get a fucking touchdown on this drive I am going to be fucking steamed.

  • pat

    DAMMIT, more Jacobs less Bradshaw.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Yankees After Starting Pitcher

    ESPN.com’s Buster Olney tweets the following: “Yankees working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher. Remember that they came close to deal for Aaron Harang in summer”.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....tcher.html

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I can has another ten minute drive?

  • pat

    Nicks is so damn elusive.

  • ultimate913

    Let’s not forget that Damon is the host of WWE Raw tonight.

  • pat

    Matt who’s Jersey would u rather have? Hakeem the Dream or teh Bossman?

    • pat

      *whose, DUH

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Funny story, I actually have an old school Hakeem Olajuwan jersey.

      And, I think I’d take Nicks, though Boss–and the beatings he takes–deserves recognition.

      • pat

        I’d probably go with Nicks too. I’ve loved him since he dismantled West Virginia and had that sick behind the back catch. I was so pumped when they drafted him.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ikDsi-DJA

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Oh man, I forgot about it. So badass.

  • AndrewYF

    If anyone still needed proof that SOSH is one of the most useless wastes of time on the internet:

    http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.....;p=2737884

    “Clay Buchholz’s age 24 half-season is probably more impressive than Sabathia’s full year.”

    Holy. Fucking. Shit.

    • pat

      Hahahaha oh lawd.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Aww, Smith.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    What happened to the little interlocking NYs that let me know what posts I haven’t read?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      We were having trouble with it, so we killed it. We’re looking for a replacement.

    • pat

      Hey, welcome to like 2 months ago.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        yeah, yeah but I always mean to ask and then forget.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Jason Campbell makes me hate life.

    Yeah Jaws, he brings mobility to the party.. That’s what I’m looking for in a QB.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Good one, Jason. ughhhhh

  • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Anyone else going into cardiac arrest watching the end of this Devils-Pens game?

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Martin Brodeur: The most dominant athlete of the last 20 years?

      Amazing.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Ron Jaworski does not shut up.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    What the hell was that.

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090810&content_id=6355462&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy JobaWockeeZ

    Epic fail Redskins!

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA SOMEBODY GO FIND DREW AND TAKE AWAY ALL SHARP OBJECTS AND POISIONS

  • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

    Redskins with the unbelievable FAIL.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Man, it’s like the Yankee highlights got the Giants playing like it’s October again….

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Campbell is a warrior for coming back into this game!! Give me fucking break. I’d rather he sit his ass down on the bench.

    Tirico/Jaws FAIL

  • pat

    Well that was Clearly Campbells fault but the rest of the night he’s been getting killed.

  • Sleepy Carl

    Dave Robertson’s Houdini in Game 2 vs the Twins was badass.

  • Derwood Morris

    absolutely fantastic video.

    my favorite highlights:

    1. Marte’s K of Utley in game 6
    2. Alex’s top 9th hit in game 4
    3. Alex’s tying HR off Nathan
    4. Grounder to Robbie

  • Jimmy

    Martin Brodeur will be the Cy Young of goalies before he’s done.