Thursday Night Open Thread


[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAy3Sh_RXjc&w=580&h=326]

That video is from the 2011 season, but I’ll allow it because I’m itching for baseball. The Yankees appear only five times, four because they were getting robbed by a great defensive play. Frankie Cervelli took a foul ball to the cup the other time. I’m going to have to GIF that at some point.

Anyway, here if your open thread for the night. All three hockey locals are in action, but talk about whatever you want. Enjoy.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Pat D says:

    Calm before the storm…

  2. RetroRob says:

    Jim Abbott no-hitter being replayed on YES. Not sure I could watch it since Dewayne Staats is the broadcaster, although for some reason the scroll on the bottom says Al Troutwig is the announcer. Perhaps for YES they used the radio broadcast over the TV broadcast.

    Manny Ramírez was playing in his second professional game for the Indians. Interesting to hear them talk about his ability and comparing him to a young Clemente. He is entirely unrecognizable as Manny.

  3. trr says:

    No JFK assasination talk, I promise

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I have no energy for this much potential snow. Zippo.

    • Jimmy says:

      Flew to Minneapolis this afternnon, found out when I got there that my flight home tomorrow was cancelled, so I got back on the same plane home after 5 min in MSP. Seven hours in the air, zero net miles.

    • RetroRob says:

      I missed Hurricane Sandy, flying down to Atlanta the Friday prior. I ended up trapped there for a week, which was fine with me as I stayed with family in comfort waiting for power to return. That continued a string of trips I’d take just days, and in one case hours, short of massive storms. All unplanned. They’d just seem to happen as I left town. Interestingly, I just scheduled a trip down south, but it’s a week from tomorrow. My Spider sense must be off. That is, unless, something worse is coming next week!

    • Havok9120 says:

      It was, once again, ~70 degrees here today. No rain either for a change of pace this week.

    • Andy says:

      Haha. I played a round of golf yesterday. California in the winter is great.

  5. turd surfer says:

    Rumor is that there is another big name in the Biogenesis scandal. Irresponsible guesses? Panda? Josh Hamilton? Ortiz? Posey?

    Any big name Miami guys?

  6. Iron Horse says:

    I still say Joe is planning to come out of retirement, catch and manage this season…let’s face it, even now he’s the best catcher Yanks have…

  7. Iron Horse says:

    I have a question that will probably sound stupid or naive: is it possible injured pro athletes could have looked into this company for legitimate alternatives to conventional treatments without knowing they were peddling PED’s? God, it looks dumber in print than I thought lol…but is it a possibility?
    I mean, aren’t steroids prescribed by legitimate doctors as an anti-inflammatory & don’t steroids promote healing of injured cartilage and muscle?
    Dumb and dumber…

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      The one intelligent thing Kay said today on the radio was, when asked my LaGreca who in their right mind would allow their name to be openly written all over these notebooks, he answered “fools.”

    • matt montero says:

      I’m sure any player looking for treatments would check to make sure that they are not banned substances, or at least approved by the team if they were truly interested in following the rules. Most baseball players are as naive as they try to make themselves out to be when they are caught.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        What more proof do we need than the mere presence of the words “deer,” “antler,” and “spray” in succession that athletes will try just about anything that gives them a competitive edge?

        • MannyGeee says:

          This… Most pros would jam a 18″ iron rod up their asses if it would help them get around a little quicker on a fast ball or a little more drop on their slider… Not exactly sure how that would help, just saying they would.

    • Mike HC says:

      I’m just about the most skeptical person when it comes to athletes and PED’s, but I definitely think you have a point here. I don’t know what information is already out there about the clinic, but it is surely possible not every athlete listed in that book were using illegal substances. There are probably plenty of weird, legal substances out there as well.

  8. long ron daniels says:

    little baby wishes to purchase a Dixie cup full of warm stool? hmmm?

  9. Bob Buttons says:

    Some woman got burned alive because some people thought that she was a witch.

    Coincidentally the first piece of news I ever hear out of Papua New Guinea

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      I really thought this was long ron daniels for a second.

      • Bob Buttons says:

        On some days parts of my brain seem to be very lazy.
        Days that are a pain in the ass to commute, for starters.

        Totally looking forward to tomorrow’s weather.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          I can’t wrap my head around this right now. I have had an incredibly long, busy week. It will now end with 10-14 inches of snow overnight tomorrow. Hopefully, Saturday will be nice enough that, at least, my son can experience his first true winter wonderland.

          At least I’m not in Boston. *gulp*

          • Bob Buttons says:

            I’ve also had a long week to boot and will culminate with me commuting in the height of the snowstorm tomorrow. So jealous of people outside the area right now.

            But yeah I remember when I moved to a snowy city when I was a kid. Pretty awesome to be able to feel that “snow” I’ve heard about for so many years but never enjoyed more than half an inch.. Make sure your kid wears enough layers, because a frozen ass from playing in the snow is no picnic.

          • Browser says:

            I was just browsing through the comments and saw the words ‘incredibly long’ and ’10-14 inches’ in the above comment.

          • MannyGeee says:

            Lastr report I saw had somewhere in between 24-50 inches of snow here. This weekend is gonna suck once the power (and Internetz!!!) goes out.

    • Pat D says:

      I thought you were completely full of shit. Then I saw the headline. Glad to know that this world is still so fucked up.

      • Bob Buttons says:

        What’s stranger is that they burned her because some kid died or something.

        Yeah, I’m a witch and that’s the best use of my powers.

  10. Dykstradamus says:

    The great Dykstradamus is back and he predicts the 2013 Yankees game 1 lineup to be:
    1) Jeter
    2) Ichiro
    3) Texiera
    4) Cano
    5) Youkilis
    6) Granderson
    7) Hafner
    8) Cervelli
    9) Gardner

    SP – Sabathia

    Rivera for the save.

    Not having practiced all off season, a sudden embolism strikes John Sterling as he yells, “The Yankeessss Winnnn” for the first time since September.

  11. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Maybe Jeter has been buying PEDs from Bosch all along and he’s been using the alias “Arod” since no one would ever believe Rodriguez if it got out.

  12. long ron daniels says:

    I have 10-14 inches inside my little underwears. teeheehee. I’ll make your lady have big big farts.

  13. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    To lighten the mood a little here, I mean to talk about anything but this snow storm or PEDs, I started watching House of Cards on Netflix. I highly recommend it, great characters, interesting enough plot lines, and very well written. Seriously, if you have Netflix, I would totally take the time to check it out…the best part is they released the entire season (or half season, I’m not sure) at once. (Thank’s Havoc, for recommending it btw)

    I love that streaming websites (Hulu/Netflix) are doing that too, because Arrested Development is coming back next month, and they’re releasing the entire thing at once as well.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I am, indeed, deserving of thanks here.

      Please, submit your gratitude in either writing or cash. No checks accepted.

      That show is awesome. Political porn.

  14. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:


    Ladies, and Gentleman, the most ridiculous man in all of baseball.

    • Herby says:

      Where are the beard cutting Amish when you need them.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Brian Wilson is like a highly functioning man with special needs. I am starting to honestly think he is not putting this on as a show and this is how he lives his life. just, sorta… touching stuff and throwing a ball real hard.

  15. Andy E says:

    jeff franceaur throwing someone out at 1st base on a hit to right is pretty crazy stuff. i love it.

  16. Bob Buttons says:

    Random count:
    4 plays against us (one that didn’t result in an out)
    0 by us

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