Open Thread: Building Narratives


I’m sure most of you a) read xkcd, and/or b) have already seen that today, but I figured I’d post it here for those of you that haven’t. There’s really nothing to add, it’s the history of sports analysis in a one pane comic.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Yankees and Mariners start their game a little after 10pm ET, at which point we’ll have a regular game thread. This is to just hold you over. The Mets are playing the Phillies (Capuano vs. Oswalt), and MLB Network will also carry a game. The teams depend on where you live though. The Lightning and Bruins will play Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals as well (8pm ET on Versus), winner moves on to face the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Nothing better than a Game Seven, I say. Talk about anything here as you wait for the game.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Xstar7 says:

    This is RAB’s new meme isn’t it?

  2. Avi Atkin says:


    And no mouseover text? That’s like 30% of the humor right there :D

  3. Across the pond says:

    I read a few days ago that the millionth comment was close…did I miss it?

  4. Jose the Satirist says:

    Pretty standard double play:

  5. Bryan L says:

    Bruins got this tonight.

  6. Mickey Scheister says:

    That Heat comeback last night was nice!

  7. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Save us, Dirk. You’re our only hope.

  8. Karl Krawfid says:


    Gameday of Manny B’s start.

  9. Big apple says:

    Ole Charlie Furbush is pitching for the Tigers….now that is a funny last name…

  10. Pat D says:

    Red Sox seem to be clicking on all cylinders right now. Think of how tough they’ll be once Pedroia starts hitting, now that Crawford seems to be coming around.

    Gotta keep fingers crossed for Beckett and Buchholz to start regressing.

    • Xstar7 says:

      Instead, let’s think of how tough the Yankees will be when THEY’RE firing on all cylinders.

      Was your mind completely blown?

      • Pat D says:

        Not really. My mind has been overworked for the last 6 months, so it’s incapable of being blown.

        Also, I know what the Yankees can do.

        • Xstar7 says:

          I don’t like focusing on the Red Sox unless:

          1. They’re playing against the Yankees

          2. It’s late in the season and the AL East standings are very close

          3. They’re losing horribly (to any team)

          The Yankees are capable of playing every bit as good as the Red Sox are right now. Beckett and Buchholz probably will regress, same with Colon and Garcia. And you can count on Pedroia heating up, same with Swisher.

    • A-Rod's Wingman says:

      Meh, probably not going to happen. Beckett’s command is back and Buchholz is pretty good at keeping the ball on the ground. The Yankees need to get better if they want to compete with them.

  11. Big apple says:

    The sox are hitting well. I wonder about pedroia…..somethin’ just ain’t right about that boy…

  12. Monteroisdinero says:

    JoVA hits #18 as he continues to keep pace with the big boys. He is definitely not on steroids. Lol

  13. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Any place where I can LEGALLY catch the Game online? I don’t get Versus.

  14. jon says:

    Just got having from the Portland AA game. Manny was wild but the 2 runs he gave up shouldn’t have happened. the left fielded should have caught the 3 out of inning but got scared of the foul ground wall.

  15. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Basically perfect. This kicks the hell out of what my graduating class got.

  16. Pat D says:

    Never a big fan of Gary Carter, or really anyone associated with the 1986 Mets, but never like to see a story like this.

  17. mark s says:

    1 millionth?

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