Jun
20

Wednesday Night Open Thread

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but Bill Murray is the co-owner of the Charleston River Dogs, the Yankees’ Low Class-A affiliate. He was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame earlier this week and SB Nation was there to document the event. Mason Williams, Tyler Austin, and Bryan Mitchell each make a guest appearance in the video, which you should watch because Bill Murray is the man. Still kinda hard to believe he’s already 61.

Once you’re done watching that, use this as your open thread for the night. The Mets are playing the Orioles (Gee vs. Matusz) and the Cardinals and Tigers will be on ESPN (Westbrook vs. Porcello). Talk about those games or anything else you like here. Have at it.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Did I see this correct?

    Bernie Williams managing one of the Futures teams (George Brett on the other side)?

    • yooboo

      yup!

      I wonder who will be Yanks’ rep for each side

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        If you gave me a list of 50 former Yanks that would be picked to manage……I just never figured B Dubs for that.

        Cool though

        • yooboo

          George Brett is originally invited to play Taco’s Bell softball game but he has to manage the Future’s game on the same day. Participating both?

  • Leg-End

    Goddamn it, Bill f***ing Murray!

    Hero.

  • jjyank

    That video was awesome.

    That is all.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Amy Nelson is better looking than I thought.

      I’d tap that.

      • jjyank

        I’d make her a Full Nelson! :P

  • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Drew

    Bill Murray should stop making Youtube videos and start making Ghostbusters 3

    • yooboo

      Ghostbusters 3 and Major League 4 or whatever is the latest combo.

  • yooboo

    yo Mike Axisa, Is there any way I can watch the Home Run Derby on the carrier?

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

      Not that I know of.

  • Chris G.

    Someone needs to buy Austin some new Bill Murray movies. He just made me feel old.

  • Erica

    If it’s possible, I love Bill Murray more than ever.

    Sidenote: I went to today’s game. And then I read the game thread when I got back and I have to say, some of these people that post here are goddamn OUT of their minds. The loss sucked, of course (as any loss does), but there are so many shipjumpers. It’s unbelievable. It’s ONE game – out of HOW many? I swear, I want to shake some of these people here by their shoulders and say, “WAKE UP! YOU’RE NOT A METS FAN! IT’S OKAY!”

    In other news, home runs are cool – grounding into double plays are not. Such as life. Let’s root for the Mets tonight so that Greg will be happy the Yankees have a bigger lead in the division. And he won’t be so sad.

    *eyeroll*

    • jjyank

      I wasn’t a participant in the game thread today (damn weekday day games), but there are always ledge-jumpers in losses. I don’t agree with it either, especially on the heels of the awesome winning streak, but such is life. I’m just glad RAB has enough positivity in the comments to balance it out.

      DISCLAIMER: I did not read through the game thread afterwards. I’m just speaking generally.

      • Erica

        The ledge seemed to be a little higher up today for some of the posters here. Clowns.

        • Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat)

          “Your 2012 Yankees. The team that will be 0-3 in the ALDS.”

          Hey, they’re gonna make the playoffs now. Better than 82-80 and 15 games behind the Orioles.

          • Erica

            End the season nao!!!!!1

        • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

          Baseball is such a long season that many things happen. It always amazes me when people lose sight of that over such a short period of time.

          Some people just can’t see the forest from the pine needles in front of them.

          • Erica

            Seriously. These people act as though problems that plague a team are just going to stay the way they are through the season. And if they lose 2 games after a 10 game winning streak, well… screw it. They’re going to lose ALL of the games.

            • jjyank

              Agree with all of this, and all the comments above.

              I have the utmost confidence in my Yankees. I couldn’t watch the games if I didn’t.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I just read through the game thread, since this was the wrong day for me and an afternoon game.

      Can we say EPIC? I mean, there were MULTIPLE Teddy appearances.

      It was way too hot today for me to give a fuck whether they won or lost. They should just really just toss this one from the standings. Really, who’d notice? Just toss it.

      You are a trooper, Erica. I could barely manage a three-block walk from the 6 train to an eye exam this afternoon.

      • Erica

        It was SCORCHING. The uncovered seats in Section 312 weren’t really helping the cause; however, they let anyone and everyone into the Jim Beam bar to cool off and I grabbed some ice water for my dad and my boyfriend, as they were both melting. It was rough.

        It was totally hot enough to make your eyeballs fall out! Which means if that had happened on your 3-block walk, no eye doc for you! (I don’t know. We all have fried brains today.)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          My eyeballs sometimes feel like they’re going to fall out in this weather for sure, Raiders of the Lost Ark style.

          Was it Old Timers Day one year where it was scorching and THEN the game went into extras, only to get blown by Jeff “I got yer bandbox right here” Karstens? I believe I was in the 400 section for that entire game. Still may have a farmer’s tan from that.

          • Erica

            HAHAHA, please link to Baseball Reference for that game. I’m curious. Farmer’s tans are so underrated.

  • Sean

    I feel old because not one of those kids said ghostbusters.

    • Erica

      Riiiiiight?! Such a staple movie in anyone’s collection.

      • Sean

        You ask that question 10 years ago and all 3 say ghostbusters. Space jam…meh

        • Erica

          In his defense, Space Jam is a GREAT movie and revered among those of us born in the mid-late 80s.

          • Sean

            Yeah maybe so. But if your ranking bill Murray movies that’s not cracking top 10.

            • Erica

              Nope, but if you’re ranking the top Michael Jordan movies… heh.

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

            The Space Jam website is still live and has never been updated, it’s like jumping into a time machine and going 20 years into the past…

            http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

            • Sean

              That’s crazy! Was 14 when space jam came out…wasn’t really into it.

            • Erica

              I miss those Geocities-type websites so much. Let’s go back to those days.

              • Sean

                I don’t miss websites/songs taking forever to dl on my 28.8 modem.

                • Erica

                  *AOL dialup sounds*

                  • Sean

                    I had bell Atlantic dial up. Which is now Verizon

              • Robinson Tilapia

                The shit we used to do to be online. I remember text-only browsers at computer labs in college which took 15-20 minutes to load up a page with ASCII artwork, as well as chatting with my long-distance girlfriend through PINE.

                I mean, AIM felt like a revolution at the time.

                • Erica

                  What is PINE??

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P....._client%29

                    THIS is what college looked like for me.

                    • Erica

                      …………Whoa.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I have to say that it actually did a decent job for its time.

                      It’s amazing that we can’t imagine a world without Gmail. The idea of using those Eudora type programs with ISP email is just hilarious now.

                    • Erica

                      I just glazed over reading that but YES, Gmail really changed so much. (And also makes work much more bearable, haha).

                      Though… AOL was kickass back in the day.

                • jjyank

                  You’re old.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Nah. Just older enough to pull shit like this out sometimes.

                    • jjyank

                      Fair enough. But AOL was the norm for me growing up, so this still feels old.

                  • JMK

                    Replying to Erica’s comment at 8:49 p.m.

                    As an employee of AOL, I’m contractually obligated to say AOL is still very much kickass!

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Yup. Been to it before. Just awesome.

        • jjyank

          I liked Space Jam, but Ghost Busters all day, everyday.

          • Sean

            I may just watch it again tonight for the 100th time. No games on.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Not even in the same league. Ghostbusters 4ever.

    • Countryclub

      They didn’t mention Caddyshack or Meatballs either. At least Stripes was thrown in there.

  • Brian S.

    So when so we consider Jose Pirela legit?

    • Tom

      when his ERA returns to the level it was prior to him starting to cheat (pre-2010)

      Notice the drop in his ERA when he joined the Natinals and how it stayed there with the Rays. That’s not quite the normal career arc for a 34-36 year old journeyman reliever.

      Maddon’s comments after the game as well as Peralta’s tip of the cap to the Nationals on his way off the field, all but confirms the guy’s been cheating for the last 3 years.

      • Tom

        Oops – For some reason I read that as Joel Peralta….

        • Brian S.

          Racist

      • King Charles The Great

        I think he meant Jose Pirela the Yank minor leaguer, not Joel Peralta. :)

  • RetroRob

    Lost in Translation.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      God I love that movie.

  • Pat D

    Groundhog Day is my go-to Bill Murray movie.

    I need to rewatch both Ghostbusters movies, it’s been forever since I’ve seen them. The original one is one of those movies that always freaked me out as a little kid which is why I don’t rewatch it much.

    • Erica

      Groundhog Day!!!!! YES.

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

      Kingpin, man. Kingpin.

      • Pat D

        Yea, but I don’t think of Kingpin as a “Bill Murray movie.” To me, it’s more of “A movie with Bill Murray in it.” Same classification for Wild Things or Get Low or The Royal Tenenbaums.

    • jjyank

      Rewatch them. Ghost Busters is one of my favorite movies.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VII1lM5SVE

      Enjoy. When I was little, Goldfinger was one of my favorite bands. I still like them though. Adding to their awesomeness, was a cover of the Ghost Busters theme song. Just awesome.

      • Erica

        THIS IS SO COOL.

        Ghost Busters also had some of the best music in a movie, ever. Ever ever ever.

        • Sean

          Soundtrack is great. The classical score is money as well.

          • Erica

            Yes yes yes, the score, that’s the term I meant to use. :)

      • Pat D

        Yea, I need to rewatch them. I’ll have lots more free time starting Saturday, so maybe I’ll get to them before the end of the year.

        Ghostbusters freaked me out when I was under 10 just like Indiana Jones 1 & 3, Batman (I thought his eyes were on his gloves), Gremlins, and Superman III did. Probably others, but I can’t remember.

  • Countryclub

    Murray picked up Cashman at the airport the other day. Cash was down there for the all star game and when he got off the plane murray was there. Pretty funny. All this per Buster, btw.

    • Countryclub

      I guess I should have watched the video first. Cash mentioned it himself.

  • Erica

    Does anyone have suggestions for excellent websites to search for jobs besides Indeed.com?

    Monster/CareerBuilder are both very intimidating, however.

    • jjyank

      Linkedin isn’t bad. I guess I don’t have many, I use usajobs.gov for everything, because I will work for The Man someday soon.

      • Erica

        Damn the Man, save the Empire!

        Linkedin… yeah, I probably should. I don’t like that website. It’s like Facebook for… people with fancy jobs.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I went through the trouble of a linkedin page. It just seems useless to me. I know some industries use it, and I have friends that want recommendations and all that, but it’s never done a thing for me.

        • jjyank

          Unfortunately, The Man will pay me a LOT of money for what I want to do. And private corporations (GK Sierra, Eurasia Group, BAE Systems, etc.) won’t hire you without experience. So yeah.

          Linkedin isn’t so bad, I applied for a few jobs on there. But it is a lot like facebook for jobs.

          • Erica

            Hey, good for you though! I’m sure you’re excited to start raking in the dough!

            • jjyank

              If I get the job I am in the application process for, I will make $20,000 a year more than I make with my dumb bank job. And if I hit the apex of that career arc, I’ll make in the neighborhood of $200,000 a year. The Man ain’t so bad :P

              • Erica

                OH HEY WHAT’S UP.

                Working for the man sounds like a GREAT idea…hmmm.

                • jjyank

                  Well you have to speak a little of either Arabic, Farsi, or Chinese, get a graduate degree in a foreign policy field, and have extensive experience in a foreign country of interest. Not trying to too my own horn there, but the government pays damn well if you go about it the right way.

                  • Erica

                    Oh man, so if you’re fluent in the language of Sarcasm, they may not accept you. Damnit.

                    (Can you speak all three or any of those three languages?!)

                    • jjyank

                      Haha all three would be insane, and I would have no friends. I do speak enough Arabic to get by in a native speaking country, though.

                    • jjyank

                      ??????? ???????

                      That means “The Yankees are the greatest” in Arabic.

                    • jjyank

                      Oops… apparently RAB commenting replaces foreign text with question marks. Never mind then.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Then how come I can always read everything Athenian says perfectly?

                    • Erica

                      Darn! That’s SO cool that you have knowledge of that language – especially one that isn’t a Romance language.

                    • jjyank

                      Romance languages are overrated. Since I can’t type it, here is the tranliteration:

                      Alyankeez alakbar. (The Yankees are the greatest)

                      Yes that “Akbar” The good Admiral’s name translates into “A Great admiral” in Arabic.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            It happens, dude. I’m about a week away from taking another step towards inevitably becoming a complete bureaucrat.

            • jjyank

              Red tape FTW!

              I know you’re in social services, what do you mean by becoming a bureaucrat?

              • Robinson Tilapia

                There’s two tracks you take when you do social work. You either wind up going into private practice and probably pricing out the people you wanted to work with when you got out of school, or you wind up moving from a practitioner to an administrator. I’ve done the latter, and I’m now starting to get to the point where I’m actually going to be given actual programs to run. Of course, some of things I’ll be running run completely contradictory to other things I’ll be running, and some are things I never dreamed I’d be running. So, yup, bureaucrat. I don’t mind. It’s what I wanted and I’ll continue to learn a ton from it.

                • jjyank

                  Well congrats man, that sounds like an exciting opportunity for you! Promotions and opportunities always come with a “con” side, but as long as the “pros” outweigh it, it’s all good. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What kind of job?

      If it was something social service related, I’d say Idealist.org.

      • jjyank

        No idea on your career goals, but this one also works for me. I realize this is a niche site, but if whatever you do is at all foreign policy related:

        http://www.fpa.org/jobs/

      • Erica

        I’ll try almost anything. The job I’m at now is in an industry I took a shot at working in; while the industry itself is broad and really interesting, I need to make a few changes.

        So basically – media. I just need something in an office, or doing something a little more creative than just mindlessly staring at a screen. It’s a broad field, which makes searching a bit more tricky.

        I’ll check out idealist anyway!

        • jjyank

          Yeah that’s tough. Media could literally be any industry. For example, a good friend of mine is in that field. He got a job at a dentist’s office of all places, and loves it. He designs commercials and print advertisements. You really could do anything with that, but yeah, it’s gotta be hard to find a site that encompasses the whole field.

          • Erica

            Your friend got lucky, wow.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Honestly, you never know.

          I can tell you that the agency I work for has worked extremely hard to become social media savvy in recent years, and grant-giving organizations actually care about stuff like how many “likes” can your program get on Facebook. Working in development for a nonprofit could be a fit.

          • Erica

            You have a valid point! I’m digging through Idealist now and loving literally every single job offering they have.

            Anything I need to know about a non-profit? Are they different from your typical corporate structure?

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Not anything you should overly worry about.

              • Erica

                Gracias – much appreciated!

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  It’s like anything else. Know what they do before an interview. :)

    • Pat D

      I’ve been getting outplacement “counseling” as part of my layoff. The people that came in told us that sites like Monster and CareerBuilder aren’t likely to lead to a great deal of potential.

      • Erica

        Sorry to hear about your layoff. :-\ Those Monster and CareerBuilder sites feel like complete dead-ends, to be honest.

        • Pat D

          I’m looking forward to my layoff. At least for the summer, anyway.

  • Brian S.

    Good to see the Marlins still can’t beat anyone in our division.