Thanksgiving Open Thread

From the archives: When Bernie Williams nearly left New York
For Derek and Mo, it's a matter of leverage
Charlie Brown had a 13.7 WARC in 2010 (wins above replacement cartoon).

Bumped back up top (7:00pm ET): Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers out there. If you’re not from the United States, then I suggest eating a huge turkey dinner anyway. I have a lot to be thankful for, but I’m not going to bore you with the details. More than anything, I’m thankful for all of you wonderful people that make RAB so great and for being a Yankee fan. When the biggest problem your team has is that they only want to pay their franchise player $15M a year rather than $20M, you have it pretty good.

Ben, Joe, and I will be doing the family and dinner thing today, so I leave you with this open thread. There’s a boatload of football games on, starting with Patriots-Lions (12:30pm CBS), then continuing with Saints-Cowboys (4:15pm, FOX), and wrapping up with the Bengals at the Jets (8:20, NFL Network). If you’re in the Tri-State Area, don’t worry if you don’t have the NFL Network, WPIX (channel 11, for me anyway) will also be carrying the game. Happy Turkey Day everyone.

From the archives: When Bernie Williams nearly left New York
For Derek and Mo, it's a matter of leverage
  • bexarama

    Before I head out to devour some birds, I just wanted to say I am very, very thankful for the community here at RAB and the people I’ve “met” here, and all that Mike, Ben, and Joe do. Cheesy, but meh, I’m pretty cheesy, deal with it. ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving all!

    • Gonzo

      Maybe it’s the egg nog and bourbon talking, but I am thankful for all that too. You rock Bexy!

    • Stryker

      here, here! happy turkey day, everyone.

    • seimiya

      This x 1000 over.

  • Section 203

    Completely random, and since it’s an open thread, anyone think there’s a chance of trading for Rasmus? Saw it a rumor on ESPN, but haven’t heard much about it. I’m sure they’d be asking for Montero, but Rasmus is pretty darn good. Any thoughts?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’d love to have him but he’s not getting traded.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m thankful for the health of me and my family, especially my dad (he’s been dealing with Type 2 diabetes for the past four years). I’m also thankful for my new 46″ TV in the basement. :D

  • Squishy Jello Person

    I am thankful that I actually have gainful employment.

    That my parents have been married 26 years today.

    That Niece/Nephew #2 is due in May.

    That my new apartment will have a dishwasher.

    I’m sure baseball makes the list, somewhere.

    • seimiya

      But will it have a washer/dryer?

    • Ray Fuego

      MY parents celebrate 22 years today also!

      • V

        My wife’s parents celebrated #50 today. Heh.

  • seimiya

    I’m thankful for David Robertson’s high socks. Mmm.


  • joe(sit)ragman

    This “ole” Michigan Yankee fan, since the days i put a Mantle rookie card in the spokes of my bike. greatful for all the hi-lites of those great and not so great yankee teams, and yes this site, and a few others i read several times on a daily basis. Thanks to all bloggers and posters.

  • Jerome S

    I agree with being thankful for being a Yankees fan. I shudder when I think of what Padres fans have to go through with their five-cent budget.

  • hlrjr

    happy thanksgiving everybody!

    this site and you posters make the work days go by so much more easier!

  • CBean

    Happy Thanksgiving guys! Thanks for all the time and work you put into this site to make it such a great resource!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Happy Thanksgiving and Yankees Junkie is thankful for all the great posters and writers of this site that make the day that much better.

  • Dela G

    tune your tvs to abc at 8pm eastern

    watch my texas a&m aggies pummel the texas longhorns

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Aggies are too worried about yelling properly than actually playing football. Texas in a blowout.

  • Carcillo

    Fuck you, Dallas.

  • Joe P

    I’m thankful for Mo, Jeter, Posada, Andy, Robinson Cano and Phil Hughes for making it possible to argue against the “Yankees Buy All Talent” mantra of New Englanders.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Just wait until their farm system ranking comes out.

    • Jerome S

      Don’t forget Gardner, and if you want to bring it out, Joba.

  • Ori

    Who’s in who’s out?

  • Big Stein

    Charlie Brown was over rated.

    He couldn’t win the big ones.

    I mean he choked in the finals. (fast forward to the 5:00 mark).

  • Teh Comp Pick

    I love Thanksgiving, but with it almost out of the way, Cashman can get down to business on the newest Yankee Ace.

  • Kiersten

    So considering I had to work, not such a bad day. Went to my friend’s around 11, ate about 12:30, drank, and played Apples to Apples (best game ever). Then went to work kinda drunk and now getting ready to drive and hour to go outlet shopping at midnight! Yay America!

  • Big Stein

    Joe Theismann is just a gawd awful football announcer.

  • mbonzo

    So at Thanksgiving dinner we discussed what the value of the gold glove truly is. Although I argued against many Yankees haters, they all said that the gold glove is based on fielding percentage rather than zone ratio. I said it was based on a mix of who the media has a crush on based on how well they hit. Just looked it up and Jeter did have the highest fielding % of a SS in the AL. I honestly have no idea what voters were thinking for the gold glove.

  • bexarama

    Rollie Fingers has an 80 mustache tool

    • Teh Comp Pick

      The Goose is up there as well.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Today I had to argue with a friend who’s a Red Sox fan about Ellsbury and Justin Upton. He said Ellsbury + Bard was way too much for Upton, who’s only had one good season. I asked if he realized that Ellsbury isn’t even in the same stratosphere a player as Juston Upton and he just gave me a long look. Much hilarity ensued.