Thursday Night Open Thread

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2012 Draft: Christian Jones
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Today is second of three off-days the Yankees will have in a 12-day span. Two are needed for travel to and from the West Coast, but I’m not quite sure what Monday’s day off is about. I’m not complaining though, that’s Day One of the draft and for the first time in RAB history I’ll be able to focus on it without having to check the score between picks. I remember a few years ago, I think 2008, the Yankees were playing the Red Sox the same night. It’ll be nice to have that break. We’ll hold a live chat during all three days as usual, so get excited.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. There are only three baseball games being played today and MLB Network will air two of team: Red Sox-Tigers (Beckett vs. Scherzer, 7pm ET) and Brewers-Dodgers (Greinke vs. Billinglsey, 10pm ET)). The Astros and Rockies are the non-nationally broadcast game, and … ewww. There’s also some NBA playoff action going on later tonight. Talk about whatever here, go nuts.

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2012 Draft: Christian Jones
  • Kramerica Industries

    Just to be an ass…

    That was in 2009 when they played Boston.

    • Brian S.

      I do love me some 2009. Except the first two months.

    • Jesse

      Yeah, I remember that. I believe it was CC vs. Penny and the Yankees got swept.

  • The Troll

    Saltalamacchia: 2012 All-Star . . . I despise the Sox with every inch of my soul. Podsednik, Nava, and Sweeney in the outfield and the damage continues to be done. It pisses me off. It really does.

    • jjyank

      Mr. Troll…I think you and I can agree on that.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Just imagine if they had kept Reddick.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Low-A Charleston has scored 66 runs in its last four games and six innings.

  • DERP

    Anyone catch ESPN’s franchise draft today? They let the fans do one as well. Steve Lombardozzi was picked 26th by the fans.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....ayer-draft

    • FIPster Doofus

      That fan’s either a moron or a great troll.

      • DERP

        Here was his explanation:

        Steve Lombardozzi can play every position and hits for an excellent average. I think he has a big upside.

        • Jesse

          I laughed.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    is there a bigger Plouffebag in baseball than Josh Beckett? Could you imagine having to root for him? Tailor made for Boston.

    • eephus_pitch

      Even they don’t like him.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Justin Maxwell has been smoking the ball in part-time duty for the ‘stros. Hindsight being 20/20, I wish we just started Nunez at AAA and let Maxwell make the roster.

    With his speed/power/range he’d probably have started against every LHP and 1 out of 3 RHP.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      He’s hitting .221/.316/.382 with a 31.6% strikeout rate. Also, they couldn’t just start Nunez in Triple-A because there would have been no backup middle infielder on the roster.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Understood. But there still isn’t now. And they’re carrying Nix AND Wise.

        They could just as easily carry Nix and Maxwell.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Realize, that this is a scenario where Gardner is still on the DL….

      (Only stating that, because I know that’s going to be someone’s initial retort)

  • DERP

    Miguel Cabrera steals second. Catcher throws ball into center field. Cabrera goes to third. Center fielder throws ball past third baseman.

    Then Fielder hits a stand up triple.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      I saw that and had a hunch Cabrera would steal. The pitcher…a lefty..was paying no attention to him. Fielder probably cold’ve had an inside the parker if he ran hard from home.

  • RI$P FTW

    Whatever. I got two i got two girls to tonight f you all.