Open Thread: Baseball In Space


We tend to take baseball seriously around these parts, probably too seriously. That’s why I thought the video above was so great, it’s a nice little reminder that at the end of the day, baseball is just a game. I think we forget that far too often. Once you’re done watching, use this as your open thread. There’s a ton of college football on, plus all three hockey locals are in action. Talk about anything you like.

(h/t TedQuarters)

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Avi says:

    What’s the correct pronunciation for Yoenis Cespedes?

  2. A.Garcia says:

    Yo-é-nees Cespedes

  3. A.Garcia says:

    Something really funny is happening here in Panama.

    There is a softball game between a Panama team and Andruw Jones’s Friends.

    CC Sabathia is playing first, Derek Jeter at short, Curtis at center, Posada at left, Ozzie Guillen is at right and Jones is at third. Yanks coach Julio Mosquera (minors) is pitching.

    For Panama we have Carlos Lee(Astros), Roberto Kelly(former Yank), Jose Macias, Einar Diaz, Olmedo Saenz, Ruben Tejada(Mets), Manny Corpas (2007 WS with Rockies), Randall Delgado(one of those Braves’s to pitching prospects), Luis Durango(Braves), Manny Acosta(Mets), the guy who discovered Mo 22 or so years ago, among others. It’s pretty funny

  4. Jimmy McNulty says:

    So Darvish is waiting to get rid of his bitch wife before he comes over, awesome. Glad to see he’s coming state side.

    • Soriano Is A Liar says:

      Heard he wants to sign with the yankees because he knows fans will spit on her.

    • Ethan says:

      Maybe he’s waiting for his divorce to come through so he doesn’t have to give her half of his money he makes from signing with an MLB team? I don’t know the law in Japan about that stuff though.

  5. Jitter says:

    Is that Darvish in the video?! But seriously, what are the odds yanks go after karuda now?

  6. Simon says:

    For discussion sake, what are some prospect packages you would be willing to give up for Matt Garza? And would the Braves make Tim Hudson available? Would he be a fit on the Yankees?

  7. Plank says:

    I wonder if the NBA lockout hurt the Yankees since YES airs Nets games.

  8. Jamey says:

    Mike I’m disappointed you wrote it as “Baseball in Space” & not “Baseball in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace”

  9. Mister Delaware says:

    So is that the guy we pick up if Boston wins the posting on Darvish? Can’t be worse than last time I guess …

  10. JohnnyC says:

    Why does the media see Gammons as anything more than a PR arm of the Red Sox? Now he’s selling the idea that Cherington and Valentine are “growing closer together.” Has he ever said anything remotely negative about the Sox since 2004? It’s December 3rd and the Red Sox have already “turned the page” on the most miserable collapse in the history of the major leagues. Happy days are here again?

    • Genghis says:

      Gammons was first rate 30 years ago. That doesn’t mean anything to you, but other sportswriters look up to him as a mentor and historical figure. Unfortunately he has been fading for many years and he has been useless since his aneurysm. The industry pities him as he is a sick man and a shell of his former self.

  11. bankers hours says:

    I hate the Red Sox and adding Valentine to that only makes me hate them more. He’s arrogant, a know it all, was a lousy player and a lousy manager who’s been by passed for the past nine years for many many other openings. I could barely watch the Sunday night ESPN games he did, my god what a know it all. What’s all the hype about him.

  12. Jim says:

    Would a deal based on Jesus Montero for Shelby Miller make any sense at all(if Pujols doesn’t re-sign with St. Louis) if the Yankees had him practice 1b over the off-season and show that he has the capability to become a decent 1b in the preseason?

    • Mike says:

      With the aging Yankee hitters and the young pitchers they have waiting for the demise of Hughes, Burnett, Garcia (pretty much everyone but cc), it doesn’t make much sense to trade their best hitting prospect for a pitching prospect. If I’m trading the Jesus, it has to be in a package for either Felix or Kershaw.

  13. Kenny says:

    Where the hell are these “Weekend Writers” ???

  14. Accent Shallow says:

    I have a hot surprise for you
    It’s in my pants
    It’s a burrito
    It’s burning my junk and stuff

  15. Jose M. Vazquez.. says:

    For all of you criticizing Peter Gammons I’d like to tell you that I know he’s a RS fan. However, he is the fairiest commentator I personally ever heard or read. I have never seen him blast any player or team for that matter. I have never seen him be partial for the RS in any comment or written word. He’s as impartial as they come.

  16. Fin says:

    Anyone else here think the Yankkees, at this point, cant trade Montero? Even for a Felix type pitcher. If you look at the economics and production part of it, it doesnt seem feesable. If they were to trade him for say King Felix, they would pick up 18 mil in payroll, plus to get good production out of DH, another 10mil…It doesnt seem like the Yankees are going to go with a 220ish payroll.

    • well you know says:

      I tend to believe the report that Cashman floated Montero (plus) for Matt Cain at the GM meetings. Doesn’t mean he’ll offer him for anyone else, but I can believe that one.

      As for the cost of a replacement DH, I think the Yanks would just stumble through with a rotating strategy rather than spend for one.

      There’s no chance a Cain deal will be revived BTW. The Giants have no fit for Montero.

      • Jose M. Vazquez.. says:

        I would not trade Montero for Cain straight up. I would only trade him for Kershaw in a package with other lesser prospects. In fact I have seen King Felix slipping a little the past season so that I would have to think about trading for him very profoundly.

  17. I am not the droids you're looking for... says:

    Apparently Kuroda wants 12-13mm for a one year deal and is wide open to locale. I’d do that. Not an obvious #2 especially with the switch in league. But solid solid depth and low risk IMO.

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