Nov
26

Open Thread: TGIF

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I know it’s the day after Thanksgiving and that a whole lot of you are in the middle of a four-day weekend, but there’s a large contingent of us that don’t have that luxury. Working the day after a holiday can be rough, especially when you’re still feeling fat and tired from a big feast. Anyway, that above is the latest graphic from RAB diehard Tyler Wilkinson, who managed to capture the feelings of Yankee fans everywhere in Brian Cashman‘s face and some block letters. Baffled indeed.

Here’s tonight’s open thread. The Islanders ended their 14 game losing streak by beating the Devils this afternoon, but the Rangers still have a game to play tonight. The Knicks and Nets are off. Talk about whatever you want, just be cool.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    You promised no more Derek.

    Anyway, if any Yankee fans want a treat, turn on YES. They’re airing Opening Day 1996 right now. Young Andy Pettitte just pitched to young Johnny Damon who hit a grounder to young Derek Jeter. Everyone looks so young and little. It’s like the baseball equivalent of “A Pup Named Scooby Doo.”

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      Breaking News: The Yankees are about to offer Derek Jeter a six-year contract that will pay him 150 million Scooby Snacks.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I was at that game… we got comped free tickets to another game of our choice (there were a few to choose from) because of the weather. My family chose May 14, but we ended up having to give them away. Of course, this happened:
      http://www.baseball-reference......5140.shtml

      I remember my dad was complaining endlessly about being there in the snow, and my mom said that if I wanted to leave, we could… but I said no. Good times.

      (No one cares, Bexy.)

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        You missed the Gooden no-no? That sucks.

        Believe it or not, my family had tickets for both the Wells and Cone perfect games, but both times other things came up and we had to sell the tickets.

        Someday I’ll learn to let go of this, but I haven’t yet.

      • MikeD

        What were you, ten?

        If one day I have a daughter, I want her to demand I stay at every baseball game, even if it’s snowing. I’ll know I have achieved success.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          9. Hey, my family had season tickets in 1991 and I got to see all the, erm, wonderfulness of that season. So staying in the snow was nothin’ pretty much ;)

    • Esteban

      Some things never change though: The Royals are terrible

    • mbonzo

      Wow, I had no idea who the other announcer was until I realized it was Michael Kay.

      • Big Stein

        who are the announcers (for those out of towners)?

    • JerseyDutch

      Just tuned in. What a trip. Damon looks like a young Charles Bronson.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Can I get that in wallpaper resolution?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Check your gmail. I sent it to you.

    • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

      Let me know if you can steal it from here. If not, I’ll upload another one when I get around to it.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/4.....208788415/

      • Jenny

        what kinda of software do you use — CS5?

        • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

          CS4 actually. I usually start in Photoshop, make the B&W stuff in Illustrator and do the layout and text in inDesign.

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

        I think you are the only person in the whole RAB communiy to have held the WS trophy, damn you!

        • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

          I had my picture taken next to it at the 2010 Trenton home opener and my dad was allowed to touch it and hold it (wearing gloves) because he’s visually impaired.

  • Mike HC

    I’m digging all the Jeter contract graphics. If the Yanks and Jeter are going to turn these negotiations into a media circus, we should sure as hell have some fun with it. Nice job Tyler.

    • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

      Thanks Mike. Appreciated.

  • mike c

    the 6/150 has been reported as false. why is it RAB’s agenda to keep pushing this?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      It’s part of the quasi-socialist agenda of RAB of course.

      As the post directly previous to this one clearly shows, we cleared it up. Tyler sent us this graphic earlier today. We ran it. We realize it’s been reported as false.

      • mike c

        o i c. well maybe you’ll be able to recycle it when the cliff lee talk starts. 6/150 might be the magic number that seals that deal… at the rate we’re going, that would sound like a bargain to me

        • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

          and that too, will be A-Rod’s fault.

          • mike c

            a-rod’s faults are lesser men’s greatest achievements

            • Mike HC

              I only wish I could tip as bad as ARod.

      • Big Stein

        just because jeter’s agent has denied it doesn’t mean the original report is untrue.

        lawyers/agents lie all the time.

        • mike c

          you can believe whatever you want to, just know that it’s unfair and lame to draw conclusions without facts. DJ deserves the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise

    • JerseyDutch

      Cuz it’s high-larious.

    • Mike HC

      The whole thing is kind of funny at this point?

    • Hughesus Christo

      I don’t see a problem with RAB having an “editorial position,” or whatever. It’s also consistent with their history of taking Shots at Jeter™

      • Esteban

        LOL

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Aaaand this happened.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod’s fault? He was a top 3 player in the game at the time. I mean yes he’ll be grossly overpaid but at least he produces at a good clip.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Joke. It’s a joke. It’s how everyone blames A-Rod for everything.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        MeFAIL.

    • Hughesus Christo

      ARod would have to transform into the Silver Surface on Opening Day to make that contract reasonable.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Dammit

        Silver Surfer*

      • JerseyDutch

        Does that mean Cashman is Galactus?

    • mbonzo

      He was the best positional player at the time of that contract. The only other player to compare him to was Pujols, who at the time was a slightly worse power hitter, worse base stealer, and played a less important defensive position. His numbers were also off the relatively weak pitching in the NL Central compared to the AL East. Arod was also coming off a 9.9 WAR year. I can’t think of a pitcher who could be compared to him at the time either. Peavy was the only one to post a below 3.00 ERA as a starter that year.

  • Andrew S.

    Sorry if this has been brought up, but why can’t they just give him a bunch of performance bonuses that add up to a raise?

    maybe a $15M base plus:
    $1M for 3000 hits
    $1M for .300BA
    $1M for 200H
    $1M for 100R
    $1M for Gold Glove
    $1M for MVP

    Basically if he plays like Derek Jeter he should get paid like Derek Jeter. But if he plays like old balls DJ, he’ll get a pay cut. Good idea? Bad idea?

    • mike c

      good idea for yankees, bad for jeter

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s against the rules.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      $1M for .300BA
      $1M for 200H
      $1M for 100R

      Can’t do anything in terms of in season bonuses other than PAs.

    • mbonzo

      That worked out well with Torre.

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

        Can’t say it worked out well for Torre.

  • Nostra-artist

    Casey Close-”That 6 year/150 mil report is inaccurate and frankly a damned lie. We won’t sign for a penny less than the 10 years/275 mil that Alex got.”

    • Andrew S.

      ha!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Squishy Jello Person

    http://yourtradeproposalsucks.tumblr.com

    My friend, a Giants fan, started this last night.

  • Andrew S.

    Maybe Jeter needs to find a good mutual fund.

  • Accent Shallow

    I am moving tomorrow. Who wants to help?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      KEITH: Better bring your gloves, it’s freezing out there. It shouldn’t take too long. I’d
      say maybe, oh, four hours. Really though, Jerry, there’s not that much. First we got
      the bedroom, we got two dressers and the bed.
      JERRY: Is there a box spring?
      KEITH: What’s that?
      JERRY: Is there a box spring?
      KEITH: Yeah there’s a box spring but it’s attached to the headboard and we’ll have to take
      that apart. Then we got the couch.
      JERRY: Is that a sectional?
      KEITH: Yeah. Twelve pieces. …coffee table.
      JERRY: Is that a thick marble?

      [… Jerry and Keith start to laugh and Jerry walks behind Keith so they don't make eye
      contact and break up]

      KEITH: Three inches thick. Got it in Italy. But the BIG problem is going to be the
      convertible sofa. You see when you move it it tends to open up so it’s going to be
      real difficult getting it down the stairs.
      JERRY: STAIRS??? There’s no elevator?
      KEITH: Nah, it’s a brownstone. Three floors.
      JERRY: I’m sorry I can’t do this. I can’t do it. I can’t. It, it’s too soon. I don’t know you. I
      can’t help you move. I’m sorry. I can’t. I just can’t.

      • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        This is also the first thing I thought of. The second thing was the Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry and Jeff agreed to help move the blind piano player.

        • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli
          • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

            I was hysterically laughing throughout that entire thing. Thanks for that.

            • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

              The whole site is hilarious. I forget who told me about it, but I think it was Kiersten.

              • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

                Damn, you’re right. The latest one posted is also cracking me up.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Minor correction: It was Larry and Richard Lewis.

          • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

            ah, yes. Good call. I actually envisioned Jeff in my head laughing at him moving all the stuff. Funny how human memory can just fill all that in. But yes, now I remember the miserable Lewis doing it.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Baby Andy all cuddled up in the snow :3

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The look on Cashman’s face can only express this:

    “Did this mother fucker really just ask me that?”

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    My new kitten! I can’t handle how cute he is.

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hp.....2252_n.jpg

    • JerseyDutch

      Very cute. Looks a little bit like Joe Girardi.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      EEEEEEEEEEEE what kind of cat is he? :3

      • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        “EEEEEEEEEEE” — is that a good sound? Sounds more painful really.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          haha, think of it as girly squealing.

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

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfNg4-jzu4

          sort of like that, but just not in the scared way/

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        Are there kinds of cats? Idk he’s the white and orange kind? haha

    • Big Stein

      the camera loves him.

    • Nostra-artist

      Awwwww so cute. Give him/her a big kiss on the head for me.

  • Nostra-artist

    I am officially sick to death of the “what’s in your wallet” guy from the Capitol One commercials.

    • JerseyDutch

      Second. Also, “That logistics!”

    • Jess

      I don’t get it. What the hell are those guys? Vikings with British accents? And why are they suppose to be funny?

      • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        I think, not sure, that the current commercials are the evolution of the original idea, which was that a group of Vikings will come and track you down and kill you if you didn’t switch to a Capital One card. Now, it is like one Viking who has assimilated into modern society. Agreed that the theme has run its course.

  • Gonzo

    Required reading on why closers are overpaid.
    http://joeposnanski.si.com/201.....setup-man/

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Great read. Thanks, Gonzo.

  • MikeD

    Where is that original picture from, meaning the pained Cashman look? I’m guessing some press conference. Can only imagine the question.

    • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I’m guessing it is a, “are you really going down this road again,” type of question.

    • mbonzo

      I think its more like a “Oh my god, I really need some sleep from signing so many great players.” Probably from 2008.

  • Reggie C.

    MY Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is required listening. Bought it a couple nights ago and I can’t stop listening to it. Kanye’s a nut case but if these are the sounds stuck in his head that drive him crazy, we’re a most fortunate listening audience.

    • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      “Too many Urkels on your team, that’s why your Wins-low.” haha

    • Esteban

      Co-sign on this. Even though I had heard most of the songs a while before the album came out, I’ve had MBTDF on repeat since Tuesday.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Does anyone know what the difference(s) is between a Certificate of Naturalization and a Certificate of Citizenship? Have the difference(s) changed in the last century?

    My great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Italy but my great-grandfather was issued a Certificate of Citizenship in 1929 while my great-grandmother was issued a Certificate of Naturalization in 1944. I’m at a loss as to why this happened – as far as I know, both were the first in their families to immigrate to the U.S.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama
  • First time lawng time

    LMAO wow I just went to baseball refernce website and it shows the current payroll of the teams and SD has 5.5million ayrill at them oment. Stupid I know I just thought it was funny to see

  • First time lawng time

    Lol that graphic is really good. I enjoyed it. Nice job. I personally liked the “It was arods fault”
    at the bottom lol

  • Jonathan

    Cash looks like Taub from House in this. Anyone else see it?

    • Mattchu12

      Definitely.

    • Total Dominication

      Indeed.