Dec
19

Snowstorm Open Thread

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Is it actually snowing by any of you? It’s just flurries here in Bergen County, not really sticking. The snowstorm showed up, and even though it’s been a disappointment so far, it still shows some promise. I shall call it … Melancon.

Anyway, the Cowboys and Saints play at 8:20pm ET, but you need the NFL network to watch that one. The Isles, Devils, and Nets are all playing. You know how this works, so have at it.

Categories : Open Thread

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  1. Drew says:

    I’m down on the Jersey Shore(Point Pleasant) and I have at least 10 inches. The snow’s coming down harder now than it has all day.

    I had a run-in with a median earlier in the day but I got lucky. Slid around and hit the thing head on rather than scraping the side of my truck. Minimal damage.

  2. Dominik says:

    Laffo @ the Melancon joke. If I wasn’t in Boston right now, I’d steal that.

  3. While talking about the outdoor hockey game today, it dawned on me that the NBA should do the same. The Knicks should play a game at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the National Tennis Center. I don’t know, maybe the NBA has already though of it. It would be pretty cool though.

  4. Stryker says:

    here in central jersey in the new brunswick area we’ve got at least 4 inches right now. looks like it’s actually getting worse.

  5. YankeeGaGa says:

    Anyone like the idea of possibly signing Damon for 2/18 after he exhausts all avenues? Damon can play LF this upcoming year and bat 2nd. Then, next year, slide Damon to the DH spot after signing Crawford for LF.

  6. Doug says:

    3″ so far on south shore of LI. supposed to get 16″

  7. Jay says:

    8 inches in morris county, nj… calling for 12-18

  8. Dude, I just saw Avatar

    HOLYFUCKINGOMGSHIT

  9. Reggie C. says:

    So is Matt Capps the best remaining reliever on the market for the Yankees? His lack of type-anything status makes him a perfect fit. How ironic would it be if Capps didn’t have to settle for a number lower than he wanted to take? That’s definitely not the case with Soriano.

  10. Doug says:

    after the bradley trade, ccubs may apparently be interested in melky or gardner if they become available

  11. Jeff Levy says:

    Where will Pedro Martinez end up?

  12. aj says:

    Chaos in Long Island brewing with snow.

  13. Jake H says:

    I can’t wait for the BA prospect handbook. My wife hates them and asks every year if I need another one.

  14. aj says:

    Any chance Damon’s market crashes and he comes to the Yanks on a one year deal?

    • YankeeGaGa says:

      Let’s hope.

    • Hey ZZ says:

      If Johnny Damon’s market is only one year deals, he would have to be really stupid to not come back to the Yankees.

      His production would be substantially better hitting at YS and between Jeter and Tex then it would anywhere else. And at the same time he would have the chance to prove he is not absolutely brutal in LF. If he goes anywhere else on a one year deal he stands to make substantially next money next year.

      That said, Johnny Damon is incredibly stupid and probably would not be able to swallow his pride in order to crawl back to the Yankees on a 1 year deal.

  15. Jersey says:

    2 feet and rising in Fairfax, VA. My car has completely disappeared.

  16. WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU TIED SYRACUSE?!?! You’re playing St. Bonaventure! WTF, score some damn points!

  17. Eric says:

    snowstorm=burrito in the microwave

  18. BigBlueAL says:

    Im goin to be a dick and complain about the weather tonight in Miami. Its only in the freaking 60′s!!!!

  19. I’m getting cabin fever already.

  20. Rose says:

    Randomly hung out with Tim Lincicum’s ex-girlfriend last night who’s now dating my friend…which may be even more random. Dated him for 6 years apparently…so I’m assuming they still talk. From Seattle…now living in San Diego. Cute girl. My friend’s a good guy but I’m sure she wishes she could cash in on some of that arbitration money coming his way lol

  21. Bob Lorenz says:

    The RAB Radio show coming up soon?

  22. Aj says:

    I miss baseball season already..not a fan of college sports or Football…and the Knicks…well…you know

  23. Rich M says:

    2003 alcs game 7 on mlb network. Some alternative viewing for those snowed in.

  24. ADam says:

    20 inches here in DC… can the yanks please sign ben sheets?? so i have something to occupy myself with…

  25. AJ says:

    Non-baseball related question. If you are talking about someone’s name that ends with an “S”, like..Morales. If something belongs to Morales…do you say it’s Morales’s government or Morales’ government?

  26. Just going through some old NoMass archives.

    http://nomaas.org/archive2005maydec.html

    The pix are as funny as ever, but DAMN are their predictions bad.

  27. Bryan says:

    Snowing like crazy on long island

  28. 28 next year says:

    if anyone wants to laugh, go on mlbtraderumors and read teh comments in the odds and ends post with the Yankees possibly trading Melky or Gritner to teh Cubs.

    The funniest proposal, Ted Lilly for Robinson Cano and Gritner. LOLZ, that creates a bigger hole for teh Yankees.

  29. The Cubs are in need of a center fielder after the trade of Milton Bradley, but they are not leaning towards any particular candidate, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. According to sources, Marlon Byrd and Scott Podsednik are the strongest options on the open market. However, the duo writes that GM Jim Hendry may also look into striking a deal with the Yankees for Brett Gardner or Melky Cabrera if they become available.

    Melky for Marmol.

    Deal.

  30. Salty Buggah says:

    PeteAbe said that Lowell has torn ligament in his right thumb, needs surgery and the trade to Texas is off.

    Texas caught a break?

    • Reggie C. says:

      The albatross of Lowell’s salary remains on boston’s books.

    • Nah, The Sox were paying most of his contract. Pretty much a no-lose for Texas. The Sox are the ones who got screwed here, they may have to keep him and they don’t think he has anything left. They were willing to pay off most of his contract to open up the roster spot for someone who might contribute and/or make a deal of some sort (A-Gon). Now, looks like that’s not going to happen.

      Tsk tsk. I feel so bad for them.

    • Pasqua says:

      Yup. They avoid a broken-down old horse, and I would imagine this complicates things for the Red Sox if they were, indeed, serious about acquiring A. Gonzalez. This non-trade makes me happy.

      • DP says:

        If they could really get Adrian Gonzalez, and they were already gonna pay 75% of Lowell’s contract, I think when push came to shove, they’d just DFA him.

        • Pasqua says:

          Maybe, though that’s a lot of money to eat for absolutely no return (b/c I doubt anyone will trade for him or claim him after this). I was assuming they’d be forced to keep him around, which would inhibit a move by Youkilis to 3B. You could be right, though.

          • DP says:

            Most likely they will have to keep him around. I just think they’d make a special exception if they really had to, to get Gonzalez.

        • Nah, that looks bad and Bud won’t like it. They’ll make a similar trade, but pay more $ and get less in return.

    • Drew says:

      Why would you say that?

    • Jobamania says:

      Santa brings us good news.

    • Hey ZZ says:

      Can you imagine walking into that clubhouse next year if you are Mike Lowell? He has got to hate the Red Sox organization right now.

    • The saddest thing about all of this is that if Lowell remains on the team books and isn’t moved, Sox fans will lament his non-trade as being the one single, solitary thing that prevented them from trading Buchholz and Ellsbury for A-Gonz, even though that deal probably never happens this winter no matter what the hell happens with Lowell.

      Self-delusional, poor-Boston, innocent-victim-of-cruel-circumstance false narrative FTL.

      • Hey ZZ says:

        What is even worse then that, is some Red Sox fans are already starting to blame Lowell for all of this. They are saying he should have known something was wrong with his thumb and he is messing up the Red Sox future.

        I am sure I do not have to remind you that this is the same Mike Lowell who left 13 million on the table to return to this team and fanbase. Smart decision by him…

  31. Salty Buggah says:

    I didnt know NFL.com broadcasted these Thursday games for free. Or is just for tonight?

    • J says:

      Dude, you just made my night. I had no idea they broadcast this, and I was stuck watching “Vampire Diaries” with my wife, lol.

      Salty Buggah from Colorado, you are my Santa Claus!

  32. Pasqua says:

    Just in case anyone is interested, MLB Network is showing Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

    Mussina just got out of a bases loaded jam to keep the Yankees in the game. Fingers crossed that they manage to pull this one out. Pedro looks like he could go all 9!

    • DP says:

      The single best sporting event that I ever have gone to or ever will go to.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      4-0 in the bottom of the 4th?!!!!! FUCK! We gonna lose to the freakin Sox????!!!! Im gonna jump!!!!!!!

      /Panicky Yankee Fan in 2003

    • Amazing game. For all the shit Grady Little caught for leaving one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived on the mound, the fact of the matter was his bullpen options weren’t any better. It didn’t work out, but it wasn’t the horrendous decision the jobbernowls in Boston claimed it was.

      • Steve H says:

        Yup. And Jorge hit a blooper into CF, and ended up on 2nd. Not Pedro or Grady’s fault.

      • For all the shit Grady Little caught for leaving one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived on the mound, the fact of the matter was his bullpen options weren’t any better.

        Embree and Timlin were the two first guys he used in relief of Pedro that night. Not counting an intentional walk to Ruben Sierra, they combined to retire 5 of the next 6 Yankees to bat, the only non-out being a walk to Karim Garcia to bring the ice-cold Alfonso Soriano to the plate with two outs (who promptly wealky grounded out).

        Timlin, 2003 postseason (ALDS and ALCS):
        8 games, 32 batters faced, 1 hit, 2 BB, 11 K, 3 inherited runners (all stranded), 0.00 ERA, .033/.094/.033 against

        Embree, 2003 postseason (ALDS and ALCS):
        8 games, 22 batters faced, 4 hits, 0 BB, 1 K, 10 inherited runners (6 stranded), 0.00 ERA, .190/.182/.238 against

        Grady probably should have used a quicker hook. He had two hot relievers who had been on all postseason long at the ready.

      • Ed says:

        It didn’t work out, but it wasn’t the horrendous decision the jobbernowls in Boston claimed it was.

        I was in the bleachers for that game. *EVERYONE* was shocked that Little left Pedro in the game. Didn’t matter if they were rooting for the Red Sox or the Yankees, they couldn’t believe it. The fans definitely felt Pedro had nothing left at that point.

    • Drew says:

      Young Matsui makes me happy.

  33. Lower Case j says:

    PSD has a list going on of 10 best P in baseball. Any thoughts?

    • 28 next year says:

      if it is for the present

      in no particular order

      CC
      Halladay
      Lincecum
      Greinke
      King Felix
      Lester
      Cliff Lee
      Brad Penny
      Johan Santana
      Mariano Rivera (only reliever who belongs on this list.)

      CWIDT?

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      in no order….

      barry zito
      john smoltz on the red sox
      brad penny
      carlos silva
      nick swisher
      mike timlin
      jeff suppan
      darrel rasner
      jason marquis
      pat venditte

    • Hey ZZ says:

      1-10: Casey Kelly

      He is so good he takes up every spot 1 to 10.

  34. Alan says:

    I’m down in Washington DC, we’ve got 20+ inches in some parts. EVERYTHING is shut down. Accidents galore. Gotta love it.

    • DP says:

      I think in the 5 years I lived in DC, it probably snowed 20 inches combined. Naturally two of the biggest storms in recent memory happen the years before and after I’m there. And how is it less snow in NY? Weather confuses me.

  35. Alan says:

    I have no idea, it seems the worst part of it is south of me, Virginia got rocked. Just got off a 16 hour work shift, gotta love it.

  36. Drew says:

    This snow is crazy. It’s still coming down like balls and there is well over 12 inches here now.

  37. Granderslam says:

    Yeah i’m in Central NJ. Supposed to get 12-18 inches. Snowing pretty hard.

    • Nice name. I bet Sterling uses it, but of course he won’t stop there. He’ll have to add 3 or 4 more cheesy ones on top of it. Something like this-

      Sterling-”It is high, it is far, it is GONE! Oh, it’s a Granderson-slam! A dandy by Grandy! Curtis Blows one out of the park! And the Yankees take a 5-2 lead!”

  38. Steve H says:

    Just outside of Boston, hasn’t started yet. What a ridiculously slow moving storm.

  39. Salty Buggah says:

    T-Pain is the #1 trending topic on Twitter because he lost his virginity at 10.

  40. danny says:

    ugh c’mon saints

  41. Keanu Reeves says:

    It’s snowing everywhere in the northeast (or so it seems) and of course in up here in good ‘ol Burlington, VT, we’ve got nothing.

  42. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    Does anyone think that Hoffman could outplay the other internal options and win a considerable amount of AB’s as the everyday LF’er?

    • whozat says:

      Probably not. He’s kinda righty Brett Gardner. I do think that a good spring could lead to a springtime trade of Melky or Brett, if a good return is to be had. Or, just in Gardner getting sent back to AAA.

  43. ESPN on the Lowell deal falling through, with a journalistic faux-pas, a factual ambiguity that they should have phrased better (emphasis mine):

    He’s had injury concerns the last few seasons. Lowell strained ligaments in his left thumb in 2008, causing him to go on the disabled list. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right him in October 2008 and returned in time for the 2009 season.

    This means the Rangers remain in the market for a right-handed bat. They have shown interest in Jermaine Dye, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome.

    “I expect we’ll still add to the club in a few spots,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’ve been in regular contact with guys we’re interested in and I like our options. Fortunately for us, the market is relatively strong in the areas we’re looking at.”
    http://sports.espn.go.com/bost.....id=4756683

    Jim Thome: not a right handed bat

  44. sam says:

    No snow out here in sunny California, but I finally finished my 29-team roundup of places Damon could possibly go, other than the Yanks. After exhaustive analysis, I think he comes back at 2/$17 on a slightly frontloaded deal. Anyone have any info on this? I’d like to know what the hell he and Boras were thinking when they got into this market in the first place.

  45. Drew says:

    Just went outside, the snow is up to my knees. ha

  46. Steve H says:

    So I just went to RotoWorld to see if there was any update on Blake Griffin, and I search for Griffin. Who pops up under NBA players? Eddie Griffin. You think they’d update their player database a little quicker than that wouldn’t you?

  47. Drew says:

    Cowboys’ D-line is doing good on this final drive. DrewDeez can’t get comfy in the pocket.

  48. aj says:

    So the Red Sox deal is off with Texas for Lowell. Does this take Adrian Gonzalez out of equation?

  49. Joe R says:

    Mike Pop where you at? How bout dem Cowboys :o

  50. aj says:

    Goodnight to stay in and Watch Raging bull…Can’t wait for the next big fight. Free on youtube if anyone’s interested.

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