May
07

Tuesday Night Open Thread

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The Yankees are in Colorado to play the Rockies, which means they’re in the Mountain Time Zone. That means we have to wait longer than usual for baseball. The game doesn’t start until 8:40pm ET, so here’s an open thread to tide you over until the regular game thread goes up. The Mets (and Matt Harvey!) are playing the White Sox, MLB Network is airing a game (teams depend on where you live), plus there’s NBA (Knicks!) and NHL (Isles!) playoff action going on. Plenty of ways to kill the time.

Categories : Asides, Open Thread
  • Havok9120

    Grumble grumble

    I WANT BASEBALL.

    Baseball for Prussia. :(

    • jjyank

      I tuned in to MLB.TV about 10 minutes ago, ready to roll. Totally forgot about the time difference. I have to be at work early tomorrow, so the late start kinda sucks.

  • MannyGeee is bored

    Fuck this 8:40 start. This bums me out.

    • MannyGeee

      Was it a hat tip to Jim? Or am I really bored? Who’s to say…

  • MannyGeee

    So what DAFAQ is up with BJ Upton right now? Dude cannot hit to save his life right now.

    • jjyank

      His brother doesn’t keep him company? Atlanta is boring?

      • vicki

        all those airline hub towns have the hottest strip clubs.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Maybe him and Hamilton used the same off season regimen this offseason, because I’d rather Chris Stewart in a big spot right now.

      • Troll

        Grammer Police. Grammar Police. Pull over. For starters, “Maybe him and Hamilton used the safe offseason regimen . . .” requires a bit of tweaking. I’m sure you can figure it out, though.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Kelsey Grammer?

          • jjyank

            Well played.

  • trr

    Gonna be a tough road trip; let’s start it right!

  • Bo Knows

    Apparently the SP going against the Scranton RR’s name is Cumpster….I hope he gets promoted

    the dirty name SP rotation is complete

    Furbush
    Dickey
    Fister
    Wang
    and to finish off….

    Cumpster

    • jjyank

      That’s epic.

    • Andy

      The Astros’ rotation is still funnier to me.

    • vicki

      bravo.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      That’s just awesome.

      Wow, we are so immature. It rocks.

  • mustang

    Montero not in the starting line-up again ??!!!

    Can someone tell me what Seattle is doing because I have no idea.

    • vicki

      waiting for zunino, that’s what.

      you don’t really want them to start 59wRC+ over shoppach after an off day, do you?

      • mustang

        I guess not. The whole thing is puzzling I guess they are playing the same game the Yankees played with the “He is a starting catcher” thing.

        I was thinking with them moving in the fence at Safeco, having Shoppach as the only other option and loading up with a bunch of 1st/DH types that they really were going to give him a chance but then again that’s why its Seattle.

      • forensic

        Well, they’re not going anywhere. There is something to playing Montero consistently to try to develop him vs. letting him sit on the bench all the time and playing Shoppach who is not really a big future piece for them.

        • mustang

          BINGO!!!!!!

          So agree and this is why I just don’t understand their thinking.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ugh…the only night this later start is going to benefit me is Thursday, when I get out of work at 9.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Anybody watching the Tampa/Toronto game? Terrible call, and terrible directing. It took far too long for them to get a replay up of that. Also, instant replay. It would’ve taken ten minutes. Maddon comes out and says “I want you to take a look at it.” They review it, one replay shows he got the hand in.

    • Dalek Jeter

      And JA Happ might be dead.

      • vicki

        i see the gurney and grave faces. what happened?

        • Dalek Jeter

          See my post just below this, he got hit really, scarily hard, on the left temple. He went down so hard/bad…he might be really hurt.

  • Dalek Jeter

    JA Happ just took a line drive off what look like the side of his head, near his temple. Hard. The ball hit so hard it ricocheted down the right field line all the way to the bullpen in Tampa.

    • fabricio

      i saw i was like ohh shit is he dead?!! i wish him a speedy recovery

  • TrashCanTim

    Brett Gardner’s now been benched twice in the last five games to get Francisco in there. I can’t wait to see how much more Girardi botches the allocation of Gardner/Hafner’s playing time once Granderson returns and pushes Boesch off the team. Francisco, Ichiro, and Wells will surely keep getting their names penciled in to the lineup over Hafner and Gardner way too often while Wells, Ichiro, and Wells are busy making tons of outs. and/or not being nearly as defensively valuable as Gardner.

    Gardner is the 2nd best position player on the team, no? Can someone please inform Girardi of this.