Open Thread: Denzel vs. Robbie


In case you missed Robinson Cano‘s appearance on Jay Leno’s show last night, here’s the video. He played a game of Yankees trivia with Denzel Washington, and … I won’t tell what happened. Just watch.

When you’re done with that, use this as your open thread. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing tonight, but you can talk about whatever you like here. Enjoy.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Leno’s trash.

  2. Countryclub says:

    I’m actually happy to see that Cano knew his stuff. Good to see he knows a bit of the history.

  3. Ethan says:

    Didn’t know Denzel was a Yankees fan. This makes me like him that much more!

  4. Morgan Tsvangirai says:

    Denzel beat Reggie in this a few years back.

  5. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    good stuff…would be better if Letterman put on. Leno is as unfunny and unoriginal as a man can be.

    Just listened to the podcast…it took me awhile to come around to retro week. The sheer mentioin of some of those horrible trades and names nearly gave me an aneurism. The 5 championships since 96 allow me to look back and that and laugh. There was nothing funny about it then…

  6. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    OH…and there was one crap catcher missing from the discussion..Barry Foote

  7. LINSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. LaserVortex says:

    I <3 Denzel

  9. Craig Maduro says:

    Anybody here think Cashman is getting too greedy with the Pirates right now?

    • Needed Pitching says:

      only if the deal falls apart
      no harm in trying to find out just how dumb the pirates are willing to be

    • RetroRob says:

      No, especially since we really don’t know anything beyond what’s appearing in the media, which could be way off base.

      There might be a variety of scenarios both teams are looking at, involving a range of cash and players. The more cash the Yankees put in, perhaps the better the prospect.

    • Steve S. says:

      I’m not worried about things getting ugly between Cash and Huntington, they do charity functions together and are known to be friends. He’s just trying to get the best deal he can, which is what he always does.

      Don’t forget, the Pineda deal in December included Nova. The final one had Noesi.

  10. Craig Maduro says:

    I’m looking to finally get my smart phone in the month or so, but I’m not sure what to go with. iPhone, Droid? Samsung? Which family do I need to join?

    • MannyGeee says:

      Don’t trip, just spend the cash on an iPhone. Save yourself the headache of Droid Drama.

      If your in the city and don’t stray much, go Sprint and get the unlimited data plan. If you travel natonally much, go VZW. Better coverage in non metro areas. No one I know has ever had good things to say about AT&T, but when I had them for 6 months I didn’t have much trouble with their service..

      Just my two cents.

      • Craig Maduro says:

        Interesting, what type of Droid Drama do you mean?

        • MannyGeee says:

          My brother in law has been with Best Buy for years and has owned every kind of phone. He hates his current Evo worse than any iPhone or blackberry he’s had.

          Hard stops, freeze ups galore, relatively overrated 4g, the 3d thing sucks… And I’ve heard the same thing from friends with Droids. I worked with a chick with a Galaxy, and she seemed to be ok…

          For what it’s worth, iPhones have problems like this too (especially if you jailbreak) but the iOS seems to handle it better.

          (and for the love of christ, don’t buy a Torch Touchscreen… Blackberrys are just the worst.)

    • vin says:

      I’ve got a droid (htc evo), and love it. Everything is sync’d despite being a mac-household. That said, the reason I got it was because my provider (Sprint) didn’t have iPhones then. You can’t go wrong with either, IMO.

    • Guns of Navarone says:

      AT&T blows but their iPhones (if that’s what you’re getting) can do things ones from other networks cannot.

    • CANO FAN #1 says:

      iPhone rules My friend

    • Craig Maduro says:

      Thanks for the input guys.

  11. Brian S. says:

    I hope Cashman doesn’t get greedy. If Pitt wants to eat 10 out of the 33 mil left in AJ’s contract then that needs to happen RIGHT NOW.

  12. MannyGeee says:

    Might be the best thing to come out of Lenos show since….. Conan?

  13. RetroRob says:

    So Cano appears on Leno yesterday, and today he had a sit-down interview with ESPN. Hmmmm, my guess is Boras is behind this. The services he offers goes beyond getting a contract, but a plan to raise a player’s awareness leading into a new contract.

  14. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Aren’t the Pirates where the Yanks dump bad pitchers? Karstens (I think) and Ohlendorf

  15. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Yanks also left the D-Backs with a less good than he is now version of Kennedy. Also wasn’t Halsey there for a time?

  16. Guns of Navarone says:

    Jeremy FUCKING Lin.

  17. Reggie C. says:

    I’m a believer.

    Kid’s dropped 34!!

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      The thing is, the Yankees don’t need Alex and Derek to put up 6.0 WAR seasons.

      I think everyone, management and fans (well, at least the reasonable ones) alike, would be quite content with 4.0 to 5.0 WAR seasons out of each of them.

      • Plank says:

        bWAR Since Age 30:


        30 5.6
        31 5.6
        32 6.3
        33 4.6
        34 2.7
        35 6.1
        36 1.3
        37 0.7


        30 4.2
        31 9.9
        32 5.4
        33 3.6
        34 3.2
        35 2.7

        Normal declines have set in for both of them. Being “quite content” to get 4-5 WAR from one of them, let alone both, isn’t really supported by normal aging curves or the historical evidence of how players age.

        Jeter’s aging is steep (as one would expect from a middle infielder) and Arod’s is pretty gradual, as one would expect from an all time great.

        • Plank says:

          That isn’t to say one or both of them won’t have good seasons, it’s just highly unlikely.

        • OldYanksFan says:

          ARod’s 2.7 last year is over 99 games. At 133 games (very reasonable to expect if he’s healthy), that would come out to 3.6 WAR.

          If ARod is healthy this year, I don’t think a 4 WAR year is unreasonable to anticipate.

          • RetroRob says:

            Agreed. I think Poz’s article was based on what he was calling “great seasons,” which is based on a 6+ rWAR, and how great seasons decrease dramatically from age 36 forward. Certainly makes sense. Neither A-Rod nor Jeter should be expected to put up great seasons, but they can still be counted on for good to very good seasons. Plenty of players have been shown to be productive in their mid to late 30s, but truly great seasons (for position players) is rare, and pretty much restricted to names like Ruth, Williams, Bonds, Aaron, Mays, Hornsby, Cobb, Speaker, etc. You get the idea.

            A-Rod has produced between 3.8 and 4.2 fWAR the last three seasons. Jeter has produced between 2.2 and 2.7 the last two years. I’m comfortable saying A-Rod is a 4 fWAR player right now and Jeter is a 2 fWAR. Both still good, but neither great.

            • Plank says:

              I don’t have the database skills to look it up, but I would think that chart corresponds well with typical aging curves for good, great, mediocre, and bad players alike.

          • Plank says:

            Arod missed a lot of games because he’s old. He has a bad hip for which he had surgery a few years ago because of the wear and tear of the game. He missed a little time with freak injuries (thumb?), but most of it was just old man injuries (knee, shoulder). If Bonds was playing today, he would probably be an okay hitter, but would miss half the season with various aches and pains. Staying healthy is a skill – one that old players lose and don’t get back. Yes, when he’s in the lineup he’s generally effective, but that isn’t a guarantee going forward.

            Jeter is just downright ineffective for large swaths of time.

  18. Alibaba says:

    Linsanity continues. He drops 38 with 7 assists, outweighing Kobe. Who needs Chris Paul? Miami might have a BIG 3, but the Knicks has a BIG 4, including Lin and Chandler!

    • Genghis says:

      I know. Can we just retire the baseball stuff and just talk about the only NY sports story that matters?

      (NY Giants, yeah great, but what have you done LATELY?)

  19. Nathan says:

    They’ll usually show Denzel, Spike and Billy Crystal on TV during the playoffs as they pan around the stadium. Pretty funny segment with Robbie & Denzel!

    If anyone is on the fence about watching “Safe House”, watch it. It’s a pretty good movie.

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