Friday Night Open ThreadBy
My grandfather and I are the only Yankees fans in the family, everyone else is a Mets fan. I got stuck going to a ton of Mets games as a kid basically because I had no choice, and as a result my all-time favorite player is Darryl Strawberry. No particular reason, he was just awesome. As you could imagine, I was stoked when he wound up in pinstripes a few years ago.
The most interesting thing about the video above isn’t Straw hitting a homer in Shea Stadium as a Yankee, it’s that the Yankees were playing the Angels. That game was moved to Shea because a giant steel beam collapsed at Yankee Stadium and closed the place down for a few days. If I remember correctly, the following series against the Tigers was moved to Detroit and played as a road series for the Yankees. Then later in the season a series that was supposed to be played in Detroit was played in New York and considered a home series for the Yankees. They basically traded a set of home series.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the night. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing, so talk about either game or anything else here. Enjoy.