Open Thread: Football in the Bronx

Larry Rothschild’s effect on pitchers
Better or Worse: Pitching Edition

Army and Notre Dame play in the first non-baseball team sporting event in the New Yankees Stadium tonight, unless you count some charity event. The game starts at 7pm ET and can be seen on NBC, though I’m not much of a college football guy so I’ll probably pass. If anything, I’ll tune in or a few minutes just to see what the Stadium looks like. Other than that, all of the hockey and basketball locals are playing at some point, so talk about whatever you want in this here open thread. You know what to do, so have it.

Photo from the Yankees.

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Larry Rothschild’s effect on pitchers
Better or Worse: Pitching Edition
  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Penn State and not a college football guy? That’s something new lol

  • Jose the Satirist

    Does anyone think that Jeter might not even respond to the 3/$45M offer?

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

      He can start playing hardball with the Yanks when he gets a better offer elsewhere.

      • Greg Golson

        Though there have been reports saying the Yanks are willing to raise their offer, so he may try to play hardball without a better offer

        • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

          The only report of that nature I’ve seen was from Wally Matthews, so take it with an extreme grain of salt.

    • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

      Hopefully he doesn’t. Then when he comes back begging they’ll say it’s now 2/$30.

  • Sheepmeister

    So Javy wants a 3/33M contract. Yea, keep dreaming.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I was hoping he would be looking for a cheap short term deal. Marlins sign him before arbitration date, Yankees offer him arbitration and get a free pick. That was the ideal scenario. That doesn’t seem very likely with such a demand.

    • Oliver Queen

      Wasn’t he talking about going year to year and contemplating retirement in the next couple of years in the past year?

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      that’s 3/3.3

  • trueblue

    You forgot about the fight

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

      Good point. I changed it to say team sport.

      • trueblue

        That fight was a bad idea any way.. these events shoudl be limited to the off season when the OF grass isn’t F’d up.

        • Greg Golson

          The only problem with a fight in the offseason is that it is probly too cold outside for the fighters

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

    Watching the game right now, making me miss baseball season.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    College football sucks. Sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks.

    No, I’m not bitter.

  • yankees1717

    MLBTR says vazquez is seeking 3/33. good luck with that. but something good does come up out of that. maybe, if vazquez sticks to his ridiculous demands, he would decline arbitration. wishful thinking, sure, but is it at all plausible?
    my other hope is that the marlins sign him by tuesday, so we get the pick anyway.
    which one is more plausible, if either?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Watching the game. Yankee Stadium looks really weird in that setup.

  • Brian in NH

    at least they don’t have that debacle for what happened at Wrigley for Illinois-Northwestern.

    and Penn State and not be a big college football guy? wtf?

  • NextYankeeDynasty

    I am surprised how well the stadium transitions into a football field it looks great!!….Reported attendance is 54,000, would that be the largest crowd to date for the stadium??…

  • http://www.or.ly JM

    Question: did joining YES somewhat “limit” anything you could do with the blog in any way? Interpret it any way you want

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

      Nope, not one bit. We retain full editorial control. They asked us to tone down with cursing, but we weren’t obligated to do it.

      • http://www.or.ly JM

        Alright, cool. I was just kind of curious. Thanks Mike!

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        “They asked us to tone down with cursing”

        Those doodoo head cootie queens!

        • FIPster Doofus

          Who are you calling a cootie queen, you lint licker?

          • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

            Who are you calling a lint licker? You fire pole slider!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Read about the interview process for Rothschild, pretty awesome stuff. Is Larry Rothschild related to the people who secretly control the world?

  • Sal

    What date will Lee sign? Take a guess

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      Sometime after the Winter Meetings.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      December 21st

  • MattG

    Screw college football.

    Delwyn Young: super sub candidate. Worth a major league contract?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      I’d give him a minor league deal with an invite to ST. He can play the corner OF spots, third, and second.

      • mbonzo

        You’d need to place him on the 40 man roster right now. I think he’d be a very interesting pickup. It would keep Gardner on his toes and would be a good outfield option, if Girardi wants to continue platooning players, since he’s a switch hitter.

  • http://twitter.com/simmonsclass Sam

    College football season ended for some of us today. Ivy League football fever-catch it!

    • UWS

      Woooo!

      *checks school record*

      Awwww…crap :(

  • Teh Compensation Pick

    I did really like the Carpenter speculation from the radio show. Seems like it could be a fit should the Yanks strikeout on Lee, but I wonder how many other teams would want to trade for him, there by driving the prospect price up.

  • Sal

    There is a 99% chance that the Yanks will not stike out on Lee.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      So you’re saying I’ve got a chance!!

      Sincerely,

      Nolan Ryan

    • Teh Compensation Pick

      Texas is going to make a competitive offer. Arlington is within a day trip by car to Bentonville, AR, and there was some talk that his parents don’t like to fly. There’s also the whole state income tax thing. I would not bet against Lil’ Stein, but just it is not a lock that Lee is donning the stripes next year, I hope he does, but its not a lock.

      • Kit

        Arlington is within a day trip by car to Bentonville, AR, and there was some talk that his parents don’t like to fly.

        Does “some talk” mean “bullshit”? :P

        I’m genuinely curious though, since no one has said a thing about his parents, seemingly because they don’t really come into the equation. The people who will be moving will be his immediate family. He can always fly to his parents (in nice jets too), and it’s not like the Yanks don’t play games in Texas. Why would his parents’ dislike of flying stop him from possibly getting a big paycheck?

        • Teh Compensation Pick

          Like you said, it may be complete BS, but the team in Arlington will likely be offering him nearly as big a paycheck. Maybe the Yanks offer 5/115 and Texas 5/100. I hope he signs on to be a Yankee, and I think if he does, CC will have a lot to do with that as will teh extra dollars, but if your him, being in texas clearly has advantages both financially (no state income tax, not just on MLB money), and for his family.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        the state income tax thing is less than 5% of the aav. sure, 5% of a bajillion dollars is a lot, but so is a 1.8 bajillion dollars. not an issue.

  • Dick

    The sideline reporter they’re using for the Notre Dame game isn’t good looking.

    They should of hired Kim Jones.

    • Oliver Queen

      Eh, Kim Jones is eh.

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!

  • mbonzo

    Late last night I asked this, anyone think that Delwyn Young should be placed on the Yankees 40 man roster?

  • Peedlum

    I don’t like notre lame bringing their bad loser has been juju into the stadium.

  • http://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    Just got back from the Stadium. Awesome experience.

    • mbonzo

      Nice to hear they pulled it off but it just makes me miss baseball season.