Open Thread: The final 10pm ET game of 2010


That has nothing to do with baseball, but it’s amazing nonetheless. So yeah, watch it.

Here’s an open thread if you’re just killing time until the final 10pm ET game of the Yankees’ 2010 season. Oh happy days. Talk about whatever, just be civil.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Chris says:

    What do you think the yanks will do with montero and romine in september? i think montero will be brought up but romine I’m not so sure about. what do you all think

    • Total Dominication says:

      You don’t call up major prospects from AA to sit them on the bech, so no. Montero would only be called up if he suddenly starts to defend, continues his hitting tear, and Posada is for some reason compeletly relegated to DH.

      • You’ve never heard of September call ups?. The minor league season ends in late August/early September, so you call up your top prospects to get a taste of the big leagues, since they wouldn’t be playing anyway. Usually happens around first week of September.

        • Chris says:

          Montero I’m thinking will be up for sure considering he’s in AAA now and starting to improve. Itd be good for him to see some ML action and start his progress to get there. Romine I was thinking that too. He was solid in Spring Training so maybe they would give him a couple AB’s instead of having him sit at home and watch the yanks on tv

        • Total Dominication says:

          I get it, but why would you call up Romine? It seems like a big jump, I don’t know much about these things, but isn’t it generally AAA players called up.

          • Chris says:

            generally, yeah. but for a big prospect like him maybe some mlb exposure wouldn’t be bad

            • whozat says:

              Is Romine on the 40-man roster? Does he need to be added this offseason? If not, there’s no way he’s getting called up. They’re not going to start his service time clock for no reason.

              He might travel with the team for a bit, like they’ve done with some other guys (Hughes comes immediately to mind), but he won’t get into a game unless they need to add him to the 40-man anyway.

          • Sure, but there’s no harm in letting Romine travel with the team. It really depends on the Yankee future plans, and everything you hear is that the Yanks consider Romine closer to being an everyday MLB Catcher because of his complete overall game. He’d already be in AAA if Montero wasn’t there. On the heels of the Lee stuff, I saw a report that Romine would have been called up immediately to AAA had Montero been traded.

    • I think they’ll both start ’11 where they are now and then move up as necessary.

    • 28 this year says:

      if montero stays hot through August, I could see the Yankees giving him a callup just to get an idea of what they have in him at the major league level. The minor league season will be over and he could probably, depending on the standings get a few starts.

  2. boogie down says:

    Montero’s 1-2 with a solo homer (oppo variety) and a sac fly thus far in tonight’s game.

    I love Jack Zduriencik.

  3. Chris says:

    jesus over > half season of cliff lee

  4. 28 this year says:

    About the 3D broadcast, this is a really stupid game to do it for. First, the broadcasters are mostly the Seattle ones other than Singleton so why would YES broadcast it this way. Next, its not at Yankee Stadium. Its a 10 pm start so ratings are down for that reason. Only like ten people have 3D TVs*. And its not like you can go to a bar or something and watch 3D. Yea, here I am walking in with these stylish 3D glasses.

    *Ten people might be exaggerating but regardless very few people have 3D tvs.

    • whozat says:

      Perhaps it’s Seattle driving it, and the Yanks and YES agreed to go along with it. Seattle, it turns out, has a pretty techy and gadget-y population.

  5. pollo says:

    So Adam LaRoche was a late scratch in Arizona..


  6. Chris says:

    What is all of you’s take on brandon laird? I’ve heard he could be a better slugger than montero but I’m not so sure about that. What do you guys think?

  7. Jimmy says:

    Back to back 97s from brackman

    99 mph on the black ends the inning against Waring. Goodness.

    from Lohud that someone got off twitter.

    • Total Dominication says:

      Trade him for Jason Werth while his value is at it’s peak!

      /not that different then some of Ruben Amaro’s other trades’d

    • ROBTEN says:

      from Lohud that someone got off twitter.

      It’s almost like being there!

  8. Januz says:

    It is so funny how the Yankee Haters aka Mainstream Media is saying how Texas can match-uo with the Yankees now they have Cliff Lee. Everyone knows the history of Texas (Wilting in the summer), so there is no guarantee they are even beating out the Angels. I cannot think of a better outcome than to see the Yankees win Championship 28 in 2010, Justin Smoak (Turn into Justin Choke), and see the New York Yankees with the help of Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee and Rookie Of the Year Jesus Montero, win the 2011 World Series for Championship 29.

    • Total Dominication says:

      AL Rookie of the year and AL MVP Jesus Montero.

    • JMK says:

      I’ll say this: If nothing else, you’re definitely an interesting poster here.

    • Esteban says:

      You know, past seasons have nothing to do with this season wrt to the Rangers ‘wilting’ in the past. Totally different players. I guess the heat could affect teams, but that’s it.

  9. http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/st.....rk-yankees

    Unofficially, Jorge Posada has become our backup Catcher this year.


  10. Total Dominication says:

    I understand that vets need off days, but why did Jeter and Posada both play against the scrub last night, but against King Felix, they’re on the bench?

  11. Total Dominication says:

    Justin M. out of ASG, looks like Youk will get in after all.

  12. Jimmy says:

    Albaladejo comes in with 2 on and no out. Strikes out the side and the Yanks win.

  13. mbonzo says:

    Wow SWB just got into a little bit of trouble with men on 1st and 2nd and no outs. Albaladejo comes in and strikes out the side. Why isn’t this man a Yankee!?

  14. bexarama says:

    If Tex gets in to the ASG over Youk because of the fan voting with this whole Morneau thing, yes I know Youk has been better, but AHAHAHA I AM GOING TO LAUGH SO HARD. SO. HARD.

    SO HARD.

  15. Nathan says:

    General doubt on draft picks.

    If Yanks offer arb to Javy and he signs elsewhere : we get 2 picks

    If we sign Lee and Crawford do we lose our original pick and the pick we got for Javy or is the that protected.

  16. Adam says:

    Assuming Montero can’t catch does it make sense to put him in right next year to get ready to replace swish or do we just let him DH and spot start behind the plate.

    • mbonzo says:

      I’m sure he will alternate with Posada to catch and DH. I don’t think it would make sense to stick him in right field unless they give him a chance to catch. Otherwise they are relying on Romine to be major league ready in 2012.

    • Angelo says:

      i think he will C/DH, so I doubt they are going to change his position. It’s not out of the realm of possibility though. Just doubtful.

    • Reggie C. says:

      Cashman is determined to keep Montero as a viable catcher as long as he physically can. Montero’s only going to get stronger and might even add some more weight as he enters his physical prime. Montero’s never been noted for his athleticism, and to play the OF, even at a Dunn-esque level, requires athleticism.

      I’ve always believed that Montero’s future lies as a Full-time Yankees DH. Nothing wrong with that, especially if Montero fulfills the Edgar Martinez-with-power comp.

  17. Heyman-Hughes would have been moved to the pen

    Evan Roberts-“Obviously, Cliff Lee is an elite pitcher, he’s one of the best pitchers in the sport right now, that’s how good he is. So you can understand why the Yankees would want him. But what was the plan if they pulled this off? Was Javy Vazquez going to be turned around and traded right away?”

    Jon Heyman-“No. As it turns out, from what I’m hearing and I’ve talked to a few people today as well, they were going to use Hughes in the bullpen, even though he’s been an All-Star as a starter. Their plan was to have excess, to give Hughes some extra breathing room, and see how it went there. And I don’t think that’s a bad plan. If you have Cliff Lee, and you’ve got Sabathia, and you’ve got all these pitchers, you strengthen your bullpen, I think it’s not a bad idea. “

    Evan Roberts-“Wow, that’s incredible. “


    Sorry to self promote, but it’s a bit of an exclusive. Heyman made some news this afternoon on WFAN and I’ve haven’t seen it anywhere else.

  18. Adam says:

    Thats what I think too. But i feel like they would be minimizing value unless he proved to be horrible in right field. But even then he couldnt be worse than Ethier’s -12 UZR and Ethier is valuable.

  19. Five Minor Leaguers handed suspensions “Four of the players were pitchers, including two Yankees’ prospects, Daury Aquino and Alexander de los Santos. D-backs pitcher Joel Matos and Royals hurler Freddy Rodriguez were also found in violation of the policy. All four tested positive for metabolites of the drug Stanozolol.”


  20. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Travis Wood has something special going on in Philly right now.

  21. Chris A says:

    That video is amazing. Must have been a lot of work, but it is incredible.

  22. Mike HC says:

    Cliff Lee has an era of 9.00 as a Texas Ranger as of right now.

    What a bust!

  23. bexarama says:

    Travis Wood, perfect through seven at Philly (though the game is 0-0).

  24. bexarama says:

    This Reds/Phils game is awesome. As someone said on Twitter, the games in this series have been, like, playoff-level excellent.

    • Carlosologist says:

      NLCS preview? No wait, Philly’s going to miss it.

      • bexarama says:

        No idea, but it certainly feels like a playoff series.

        If the Phillies get into the playoffs, I think they have a decent chance in any series with Roy Halladay at the front of their rotation, even if it’s kind of scary beyond that. I mean, that was the case last year. Though they had a better offense, but the meh offense this year is mostly due to injuries and slumping. If everyone comes back and gets healthy for the playoffs, they are obviously extremely dangerous (thanks, bexarama Morgan.).

    • Frigidevil says:

      It really is, I’m glad yankee text alerts let me know.

  25. bonestock94 says:

    Holy shit, this is Travis Wood’s second ML start ever!

  26. Alex S says:

    these Reds better score here

  27. Carlosologist says:

    If Wood throws another perfect inning and the Reds score, does he come out for a tenth?

  28. bonestock94 says:

    Oh god, a p______ g_____ that might have to go into extras. Halladay is still in! I’m freaking out!

  29. bexarama says:

    I’m like hyperventilating over this game and I don’t care about either team. OH MY GOD.

  30. Carlosologist says:

    This shit might be better than Halladay’s perfecto.

  31. Frigidevil says:


  32. Alex S says:

    oh well I applaude this kid

  33. Carlosologist says:

    Well shit that’s done and over with.

  34. Pat D says:

    There it goes.

    Unfortunately, now I won’t ever know if the Philly crowd would have shown the right amount of respect and applauded him had he done it.

  35. bonestock94 says:

    White trash phillies fan can kiss my ass. Ruiz sucks balls too.

  36. bexarama says:

    Wilson Valdez pinch-hitting for Juan Castro. Meet your 2010 Philadelphia Phillies.

  37. Dave says:

    There have been an awful lot of perfect or near perfect games this season so far.

    Oh, and iPads are awesome.

  38. Frigidevil says:

    What a catch!

  39. bexarama says:

    Super ridiculously epic regular season game is super ridiculously epic

  40. Frigidevil says:

    Oh man that was almost incredible

  41. Frigidevil says:

    So I just realized that a score in blue on espn.com means a no-no’s going on. Not a bad idea.

    • Brad Toughy says:

      I think the blue just means they’re featuring the game because of some big story line, which of course, a no-hitter is.

      They had the TEX/BAL lit up in blue earlier tonight because it was Cliff Lee’s debut. They typically have any game Strasburg’s starting in blue too.

  42. Brad Toughy says:

    My fantasy SP have allowed 8R (6ER) in 38.2IP this week so far. My RP have allowed 22R, (21ER) in 6IP.

    Middle relief experiment is over.

  43. Total Dominication says:

    Just got here. How come, with just 5 base runners the whole game, Javy used 117 pitches through 7? Were there a lot of full counts or something?

  44. Total Dominication says:

    BS call.

  45. Total Dominication says:

    Oops, wrong thread.

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