Open Thread: Slayer at the Stadium!

Game 24: Just win
Banuelos solid in Trenton win
(KEYSTONE/Peter Schneider)

The Yankees announced last night that Yankee Stadium will host Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax in a September concert (the 14th to be exact), the second concert in the building’s history. Tickets go on sale May 6th, and my loser, metal-loving ass will be first in line (for the internet pre-sale, anyway). You have to figure the show will close with Enter Sandman. They really couldn’t do it any other way, right?

Anyways, here is your open thread for the night. There’s a few night games being played around the league (MLB Network will have one, though the game depends on where you live) and I’m sure there’s plenty of NBA and NHL playoff action on as well. It’s a gorgeous night though, go out and have fun.

Game 24: Just win
Banuelos solid in Trenton win
  • Jake S

    As a non-metalhead, I just hope it doesn’t ruin the grass the way the Jay-Z/Eminem concert did.

    • Pat D

      I’m sure it will.

      Stupid concert.

    • Tom Zig

      It will be worse.

  • Nick

    I really appreciate that Mike is a fellow headbanger. Yankee metalheads unite. lml

    • Yankeegirl49

      Im an original headbanger..from the 80s!

  • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21

    “You have to figure the show will close with Enter Sandman. They really couldn’t do it any other way, right?”

    If it’s not a save situation they might just not play it.

    • Kiko Jones

      Good one. Ha!

    • JMK

      Well done. I’m sure they stick to the designated set list regardless of how well each song is doing.

      • Tom Zig


      • Kiersten


  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    I’m totally going to this. Also, they should teach Mo the first few bars to Enter Sandman and have him play it or at least have him come on during the “Am I Evil?” Jam.

    • Kiko Jones

      They should have Bernie play it w/’em, since Mo will obviously be on the big screen behind ’em ala Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show at MSG.

  • Mike

    GREAT SHOW . .i’ll be there !!!.. METALLICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when Metal was Metal !!1

  • Yankeegirl49

    Metallica is my favorite band see them in Yankee Stadium (along with the others, all who I have been listening to and seeing since..well a long long time) is like a dream.
    When Metallica does the opening notes of Sandman, live at the stadium, it will be like a religious experience for me. I get chills thinking about it.
    Would be cool if for the NY show they made it the “Big 5” and added Overkill..but not gonna happen.

    • Nostra-Artist

      My ultimate “big 5” metal show would be

      Iron Maiden
      Judas Priest

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan


        • Nostra-Artist

          The only problem is they needed to do that show (at least) 10-15 years ago. They’re all too old now.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Monsters of Rock had these acts together in the 90s.

            • Nostra-Artist

              I went to the MOR show in the Meadowlands in either 87 or 88. It was Scorpions, Metallica, and a bunch of smaller acts. Good show.

              • NJYankeeFan

                I saw monsters of rock in giant stadium late 80s that was Metallica, scorpions, Doken and Van Halen plus one other small band. It was amazing to say the least.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        AC/DC doesn’t really fit, I love them but that’s rock, not Metal. Also, Maiden, Priest, and Motorhead are NWOBHM bands and not really thrash metal like Metallica and the Big 4. I love the NWOBHM and they greatly influenced Metallica and Thrash Metal, but it’s kind of a rough fit. If you’re going with the “Monsters of Metal” idea for a concert it’d probably be Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Tool. The most popular bands in the three most popular sub genres of metal.

  • Mike C

    This concert was actually a movie. I saw the hour long episode on Palladia (optimum cable).,_Bulgaria

    • Yankeegirl49

      I saw it the same day, they showed it in theaters. It was cool seeing people moshing to Slayer in front of the screen.

  • Lars

    love it!!!!!

  • Mark

    Will Neil Diamond be playing Fenway now?

    • Bryan L


      • Esteban

        BA BA BA

    • V

      “Sweet Caroline”
      “This song sucks!”
      “Good times never seem so good”
      “Still sucks, still sucks”

      • Kiersten

        I prefer…

        “Sweet Caaaaaaroline”
        “Red. Sox. suck.!”

    • Frigidevil

      A song about an 11 year old.

  • bonestock94

    This concert is insane. They combined three of my favorite bands (and Slayer, meh) at a my favorite team ever’s venue. It’s like they thought of me when they made it, my view of the Yankees just improved 10x which seemed impossible. Too bad I can’t go…


    Mike, can we please, please PLEASE get a Bartolo Colon appreciation thread?

    Can’t say enough about what the big man has done for us so far.

  • bakekrukow412

    Does anyone else think Mark Teixeira looks exactly like Prince William?

    • Monteroisdinero

      I think he looks like a paler version of Eduardo Perez.

    • 28 this year

      i have been thinking that for a week or so. Definitely a lot of resemblance, just different colored hair.

  • Chris

    I really don’t think this Maris kid is going to amount to much. He’s only hitting .204/.328/.286/.614 this season, and still only has one HR. Perhaps it’s time to send him on his way.

    • Rey22

      Melky + IPK + Maris for Felix

    • jim p

      Berra to RF, Howard and Blanchard do all the catching, Maris for this Kaat kid, who looks like he might give you some innings for a year or two. No way we win in ’61 with this chump in right field.


  • Tom Zig

    Josh Johnson:

    0.95 ERA, 0.74 WHIP.


    • JMK

      Dayum. Skipped him to grab Greinke in fantasy. Stuff-wise, few can touch Johnson.

      • Tom Zig

        I was deciding on Ubaldo and him with my 4th pick, luckily the person ahead of me took Ubaldo.

        That’s beisbol.

  • Tom Zig

    on another note.


    • Nostra-Artist

      Wouldn’t it be funny if he, the guy who everyone wanted out of town, wound up having the best career of the big 3? Personally, I won’t be one bit surprised. I’ve always liked IPK, and wish him well.

      • Tom Zig

        In my opinion, he is having the best career of the 3 (so far).

        Hughes is likely done for the season and Joba is a reliever.

        • Mike Axisa

          All three have one lg avg-ish season as a starter.

          • Nostra-Artist

            Total Career WAR

            Amazing that Joba is still ahead of the pack. 08 was a good year. IPK lost a year to the aneurysm and spent another in the minors, so he’s way behind.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Hard to believe that at the end of April Gardner has 2 more homers and is hitting 23 points higher (at .179!) than Carl Crawful.

    475K vs 20M.

    • bonestock94

      Proof that small sample size means nothing. Although I doubt Crawford is worth the premium over Gardner.

      • It’sATarp

        Carl Crawford right now owe the red sox more than 5 million in worth (lessness)

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    The fans have spoken. They want more Greg McElroy.


  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    This concert will be more fun than watching Chris Britton pitch. But seriously, I’m so going to this show. Big 4 FTW.

  • Nostra-Artist

    BP Interview with Larry Rothschild

    DL: What do you know about pitching now that you didn’t when you were on the mound?

    LR: The importance of consistency. As a young pitcher, you always want to have great stuff and throw the great curveball, the great slider, or an overpowering fastball, but when you get to this level, that’s really not what it’s about. It’s about executing pitches time and time again, and how often you can do that—how often you can repeat. Obviously, if you have great stuff and you can repeat, those are the guys at the top of the line. But everybody can’t do that.

    I think in a lot of ways it’s similar to playing golf, in that you have to hit good shot after good shot to have a good score. It’s the same way with pitching: You have to make good pitch after good pitch to have a good game. It takes guys a long time to understand that it’s just a matter of going out and executing the pitch at hand and being consistent with it. If you’ve got a great curveball that you throw for a strike one out of five times, it’s meaningless because the hitters at this level are going to discount it; they’re going to take it out of the equation because they know you’re not going to throw it for a strike. But if you have an average curveball that you can throw where you want, take them out of the strike zone with it, throw it for a strike, back-door it, front-door it, and you can do it four out of five times, that’s going to be successful. That’s the difference, I think.

    This needs to be repeated over and over and over again. It’s not all about stuff at the MLB level. The hitters are too good if you can’t locate and command it consistently. Guys with lesser stuff and good “pitchability” are better off, because your mistakes get crushed at this level no matter how hard you throw. A good example of this would be Andy Pettitte.

    • Nostra-Artist

      Another interesting tidbit, he feels he needs to have a good relationship with the catcher in order to do his job.

      DL: Is it just as important for you to have a good rapport with the catcher as with the pitchers on the staff?

      LR: It might be more important. If you look at high schools and a lot of places, even in Little League—I’ve seen it, high schools and colleges for sure—pitches get called for pitchers and catchers in a lot of cases. The learning process has changed. When they get into professional baseball, there’s a learning process there that you didn’t used to have. It’s a learning process for a catcher as well as a pitcher, but I think catchers tend to take to the learning of that more than the pitcher—what they need to do.

      • Nostra-Artist


        DL: How much has the statistical revolution impacted your job?

        LR: Quite a bit. There’s sabermetrics, with information about injuries and pitch counts, and pitch selection and different things. It’s been interesting because you can look at things and be less subjective and more objective, in that these are the facts of what goes on, whereas years ago you didn’t have these numbers to deal with. I’d say in an awful lot of cases it’s stuff that the numbers back up what you thought, but every now and then you see a number you have to look at a little differently. It’s a part of the puzzle, but it’s by no means any more than a part of the puzzle. It’s not the whole puzzle; there are too many more ingredients that go into it.

  • Tom Zig

    Matt Thorton you are on my shit list.

    • Tom Zig

      0.1 IP
      81 ERA
      12 WHIP

  • mike c

    this will be awesome \m/

  • Tank the Frank

    S L A Y E R !!!!!!

    That is all.

  • HulkHeyman
  • El Anonimo

    Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica, and New York’s own Anthrax. I believe Scott Ian is a Yankees fan.

  • Kevin G.

    So, how would you guys rank the Giant’s and Jet’s drafts?

  • SamWalt

    Hahahaha, it’s funny because this form of music isn’t very good. At all.

    • bonestock94


      “My opinion is better than your opinion”

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Metallica > Megadeth >>>>> Slayer > Anthrax

    yea i said it

  • TQStormrider6

    So not fair that I can’t be there… I hope they record it so I can buy the DVDs.

  • luka

    where are the tix are going to be on sale? i’m def. buying it!