Thursday Night Open Thread

Rothschild: Pineda could throw off full mound next week
2013 Preseason Top 30 Prospects

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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.

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Rothschild: Pineda could throw off full mound next week
2013 Preseason Top 30 Prospects
  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Mike Eder
  • Pat D

    Calm before the storm…

  • RetroRob

    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.

  • trr

    No JFK assasination talk, I promise

    • RetroRob

      JFK is alive. I saw him having a donut at Starbuck’s with Elvis last week.

      • turd surfer

        With Tupac and Biggie?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          …and Ed Koch. Yes.

          • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

            No Koch is running around down below with a pitchfork in his hand.

        • Mike HC

          Did Michael Jackson get the Starbucks invite?

          • MannyGeee

            Nope, playing poker with Redd Foxx and Corey Haim tonight.

  • Robinson Tilapia

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

    • Jimmy

      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.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “You mean I’d have to stay HERE?!?! IN MINNESOTA?!?! FUCK THIS SHIT!”

        • Jimmy

          That’s pretty close.

    • RetroRob

      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

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

    • Andy

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

  • turd surfer

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

    Any big name Miami guys?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Joe Girardi.

    • Iron Horse

      Curt Schilling, if only…I’ll settle for Ortiz, he’s such a big phony too…

      • Robinson Tilapia

        According to Michael Kay today, it is just about heresy, and you should have your tongue, arms, and dick chopped off, if you were to insinuate Schilling was on anything.

        I’d love to know what he was on, though, when everyone in his state had to pay taxes to bail out his shitty software company. Ba-zing!

        • Jacob The OG (formerly Jacob)

          I insinuate Schilling was a liar, that was ketchup in the sock

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

      I know this much: it’s not a Yankee.

      • Iron Horse

        God, I certainly hope not!

    • Bob Buttons

      Watch it ends up as Felix Hernandez or Cliff Lee.
      Personal bias definitely involved.

    • MannyGeee

      I need it to be Josh Hamilton.

      • RetroRob

        That guy is drug tested daily. Every day for years since he returned to baseball. He’d be one of the last I’d expect, which means of course it’s him.

        • MannyGeee

          I have zero doubts in my mind that he gets tested daily for stuff.

          I also have no doubt in my mind that the real evil geniuses behind PEDs are EASILY five years ahead of the MLBs testing standards and could make the most powerful PED in the world look like you have a high cholesterol count…

          YEAH SCIENCE!

          • Bo Knows

            He’s can’t even use the bathroom without being followed by his accountabili-buddy coming with, because everyone (Hamilton included) are scared of a relapse. He’ll be clean

    • Brian S.

      Gotta be Big Roidi.

      • Mike HC

        Nah, what happens in the Dominican Republic, stays in the Dominican Republic.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      dalelama

    • Mike HC

      I’ll go with Miguel Cabrera.

    • RetroRob

      Cano? The Melky, A-Rod connection looms. Beyond that, any player with a Miami University and/or ACES connection could be on the list.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Remember, folks:

        University of Miami: fun and sun
        Miami University: the middle of Ohio somewhere

        • RetroRob

          I wonder if anyone has applied to Miami Univeristy looking forward to warm sun and fun, only to have their parents drop them off somewhere in Ohio?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I think we’re building Frankie Cervelli’s alibi as we speak.

          • MannyGeee

            The Ben Rothlisberger story. Explains SOOOO much.

  • Iron Horse

    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…

    • Barry

      Except that Girardi was pretty much below average with the bat his whole career.

      • Pat D

        I think you missed the joke.

        • RetroRob

          He did, yet Girardi’s below-average bat, now crafted on a near-50, rusty body would still outhit Stewart. At least that’s my fear!

          • Havok9120

            I’m not sure the size of his arms would allow him to lift the bat into a proper stance.

  • Iron Horse

    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

      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.”

      • https://twitter.com/MattMontero1 matt montero

        That’s exactly what I was thinking. The first time I saw the pictures, I thought there was no way they could be legitimate just because how obvious it seemed.

    • https://twitter.com/MattMontero1 matt montero

      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

        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

          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.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Sideways. Yes.

    • Mike HC

      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.

  • long ron daniels

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

  • Bob Buttons

    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

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

      • Bob Buttons

        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

          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

            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

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

          • MannyGeee

            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

      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

        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.

  • Dykstradamus

    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.

    • jesse

      Gotta think Youk will bat 2nd if Lester starts for Boston. Also someone like Diaz/Rivera instead of Hafner.

      • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

        Why? Ichiro has a reverse platoon split.

  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

    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.

    • Bob Buttons

      Jeter did have that good season in ’09 too.

    • Mike HC

      Genius.

    • MannyGeee

      The dead giveaway: The gift basket left at Biogenesys with the card-

      Tony,

      Thanks for the great time help last night off-season.

      Regards,

      DJ “A-Rod”

      At least that’s what I envision a DJ gift basket to read…

      • Cris Pengiucci

        IETC

  • long ron daniels

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

    • Bob Buttons

      and you see its horns.

  • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM))

    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

      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.

  • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM))

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/45b.....o1_400.gif

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

    • Herby

      Where are the beard cutting Amish when you need them.

    • MannyGeee

      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.

  • Andy E

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

  • Bob Buttons

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