Friday Night Open Thread

Roster Moves: Youkilis, Neal, Bootcheck, Warren
Game 67: Just Win

The Yankees announced their plans for Old Timers’ Day yesterday afternoon — Chad Jennings has the details — and one name stuck out from the roster: Orlando Hernandez. El Duque will make his Old Timers’ debut next weekend, and I haven’t been this excited since Mike Mussina made his debut a few years ago. Hernandez was the best and I can’t wait to see the leg kick one more time.

Here is your open thread for the night, or at least until the regular game thread comes along in a few hours. The Mets are playing the Cubs (Jackson vs. Marcum), plus MLB Network will air the Giants and Braves (Bumgarner vs. Medlen). No NHL or NBA action tonight, unfortunately. Talk about either of those games or anything else here. Have at it.

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Roster Moves: Youkilis, Neal, Bootcheck, Warren
Game 67: Just Win
  • YankeesJunkie

    Will Vernon Wells, A-Rod, and Ichiro be apart of the game this year?

    • Jacob the OG

      I remember last year when Jete asked if Mo and Ibanez would be in the game lol.

      • Pat D

        Can’t wait until someone turns that knife on him. Just because it would be funny to watch him squirm at the question.

  • Troll

    Remember, boys and girls, do not poke, prod, or feed the “regulars”. They are a sensitive bunch and are extremely squeamish and pissy around sudden outbursts of truth and objectivity. You’ve been warned.

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

      Stop being an idiot. You’re worse than all of them put together.

      • Troll

        Score one for the big man! Bravo, Mike, bravo. I’m proud of you.

        • Dalek Jeter

          (I can’t believe I’m engaging you especially with what I’m about to say)

          What I don’t get about you is a few weeks ago, hell people could probably find an instance from like a week ago, you ragged on guys like R-Tills, jj, Pat D, ect (I’m not including me because I just don’t give a shit) for agreeing with Mike’s opinion, calling ‘em sheeple and what not…but then we ‘regulars’ come out against Mike’s emotional outburst last night and you bash them for that too. I guess my point is, do you really have nothing better to do than troll people you don’t know beyond their personas on a fanboard?

          • Troll

            jjyank is a Jewish stoner that went to perennial safety-safety school UVM and somehow has somehow afforded himself the luxury of living beside me in my cherished city of W,DC. So, I do know THAT. And, also, just to clear up your jibblybits, I’ve only ever ragged on those three for being raging assholes with severely questionable superiority complexes. I say what those who read and never comment want to say. I’m the vox populi, baby. Yeah!

            • Preston

              The self appointed voice of the people accuses others of a superiority complex.

              • Troll

                Yeah, baby. Yeah!

              • Pat D

                +1

            • Dalek Jeter

              I can say with full knowledge that my words are true, I smoke once a week and I’m infinitely more a stoner than jjyank. Also I’m just about 99.99% sure he’s not Jewish. Also, as somebody that’s been to DC more than a handful of times, most of the city is not at all luxurious.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                I also do lift.

                • Brian S.

                  I lift daily

              • The Oberamtmann

                Who cares if he’s Jewish? Why is troll using that as an insult?

                • Pat D

                  Well, you know some people…

                • jjyank

                  And I’m not even Jewish.

          • GreenArm

            haha, guy’s/girl’s handle is TROLL. why even bother! just leave it alone and we can actually talk about baseball. (well and the stupid -read: funny- other stuff that goes on here)

  • Pat D

    I wish Winfield would start showing up to OTD again.

    Mussina and Scott Brosius, too. It’d be nice if Tony Kubek got off his high horse and came back once, but I’ve given up hope of that.

    I am also a bit curious for if and when Chuck Knoblauch ever comes back.

    And who’s with me on this one: Chad Curtis!!

    • GreenArm

      as silly as it sounds (and well, maybe as stupid as it sounds) i kinda got excited when knoblauch followed me on twitter.

      • Pat D

        No, that’s cool.

        • Preston

          kind of makes me want to get a Twitter account

          • GreenArm

            honestly, it’s great. for many of the folks you can follow, it’s a peek inside their brains. i initially only started up because of the work i do (this day and age, the music industry is largely centered around social media and such), but i’m a major proponent now.

            and thanks Pat D! i dunno, i guess i got a tad too happy for knoblauch, but glad i wouldn’t be alone!

          • forensic

            I still have zero desire to be a twit. Whatever’s on there that I might care about I can find elsewhere too, nearly as quickly. Nobody would care about what I would say either. It causes too many problems with too many schmucks in my opinion to be worth it.

            • GreenArm

              HA fair. (esp when put like that)

              • forensic

                I could maybe see it if it’s important for your career like you said. But for me, people will look for almost anything to try to discredit you, and that kind of stuff (facebook, myspace, etc…) is one of the big places they get that stuff. And in my career, if you’re discredited much, then your career is basically over.

            • Preston

              Your wrong everybody is dying to see your twat!

              • forensic

                Yikes, maybe I should’ve thought about it a little more before coming up with twit…

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I really don’t want to see your twat, FWIW.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I think I heard a story once about a friend of a friend being hit on on the subway by a lonely, drunken Chuck Knoublach.

        • Chip Off The Ol’Knoblauch

          We’ve all been there…

  • Jacob the OG

    So how long until we get our first future hall of famer ronnier call tonight? Bound to happen due to youk’s injury

    • Pat D

      I think there would have to be another outfield injury. Then again, they’re calling up Neal.

      At this point I have a feeling you don’t see FHOFRM unless Hafner gets hurt.

    • forensic

      Adams is staying due to Youks injury (though I guarantee you’ll see way too much of the Brignac/Nix SS/3B combo too).

      Clearly they have no desire to ever call up Mustelier barring every other CI/COF in the organization getting hurt…

      • forensic

        Except for maybe Bichette. Mustelier may actually be slightly ahead of him in the pecking order.

        /hadto

        • Pat D

          Mustelier threw DBJ through the glass window at The Barbershop. (Sorry for the wrestling reference.)

          I do agree with you in that we’ll probably see too much Nix/Brignac combo. If Brignac could get a hit once every other game it would be a bit more tolerable.

          • forensic

            Well, Brignac did have that 3 game stretch from June 3-7 where he did get a hit every other game…

        • Dalek Jeter

          I lol’d.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Can they move Cito to third?

      • vicki

        and that’s just the combo we get tonight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....AG9Xn5bJwQ

    The best youtube video of all time.

    • Pat D

      A few things:

      1) Academy Award Winning Actor was an over actor extraordinaire.
      2) Beloved Actor Who Died This Year is not really that prevalent in reality.
      3) The cinematography was not inspiring.
      4) Something else I can’t remember.

  • vicki

    el duque! the ORIGINAL high-socks.

    • Troll

      He and Soriano were and wore a sexy pair.

      • vicki

        sori and nick johnson were joiners.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Happy Flag Day y’all.

    • The Real Me

      Happy 238th Birthday, U.S. Army. Thank you to all that serve our great nation.

    • Jacob the OG

      It’s my birthday as well :)

      • Get Phelps Up

        Happy birthday! Hope your birthday goes better for the Yankees than mine did when Grandy broke his hand again.

      • vicki

        yay!

      • Pat D

        Many happy returns!

  • vicki

    so thomas neal in right. vern in left.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Ichiro left in Oakland? (get’s hopes up.)

      :)

    • forensic

      Maybe Wells will treat this former team the way he’s treated his other former team so far this year. We can hope, right? Right???

      Nah, probably not…

      • vicki

        i bet that’s joe’s thinking. he’ll be booed, of course, and he does seem to have that chip on his shoulder thing.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So how did Stairs clear waivers so quickly? Was he just placed on waivers under our radar a couple of days ago? Glad to see him still around. I’d sleep with one eye open if I was Francisco Rondon, though.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Also, let’s hear it for El Duque. Will be just awesome to see him at OTD.

    When does everyone think we’ll get Jorge to come back for OTD? That would be great.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I really sort of hope that after Derek retires next year, Jorge, Andy, Mo, Bernie,and Derek all comeback for their first OTD and have their numbers all retired and it’s a huge thing. That would be really freaking cool.

  • forensic

    Everytime I go to Vernon Wells’ BR page, I just get sad.

    I really need to stop going there…

    • vicki

      try fangraphs! it tells me he has a 184 wrc+ away vs. lefties…

      • forensic

        try fangraphs! it tells me he has a 184 wrc+ away vs. lefties in day games on wednesdays…

        I think you forgot the end of that. :-)

        • Pat D

          Last year I led this club in 9th inning doubles in the month of August!

    • hogsmog

      Cheer up, with Brett Gardner’s BR page.

      • vicki

        dammit. whoever used to sponsor his page would write funny stuff in the ad space, and now i can’t remember any of it. no sponsor this season. hmm.

  • forensic

    I’m listening to the O’s radio broadcast against the Red Sox with Chris Tillman starting tonight.

    Everytime they start talking about him, it’s like you could replace ‘Chris Tillman’ with ‘Phil Hughes’ and it’d be the exact same stuff we talk about every 5th day. Homerun problems, high pitch counts, millions of foul balls.

    Of course, he’s 2 years younger and still under control for a few years, so we’ll see if he continues on that path the way Hughes has.

    • vicki

      tillman’s 2013 percentage stats look a LOT like phil’s 2010.

  • Jimmy

    Finally found a 6 pack of Lagunita’s Little Sumpin’. Good call, whoever it was harping on this a few months ago.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Probably R-Tills, on top of having a GIGANTIC superiority complex he’s also a gigantic beer snob. Can you believe that guy?

      /sarcasm

      (but no seriously, it was probably R-Tills, he has excellent taste in microbrews and fancy beers.)

      • Jimmy

        Whoever it was has good taste in beer.

    • Brian S.

      It’s sooooooooo bomb.

  • dkidd

    rubby de la rosa abiut to debut for the red sox

    i hate ned colletti

    • Brian S.

      Could you imagine Boston with Gonzalez and Crawford this year though? Instead of Victorino and Carp(who has actually been good but point still stands)? Their offense would be even more ridiculous.

      • dkidd

        i still prefer the alternate universe where they have no payroll flexibility and a toxic clubhouse
        :)

  • Brian S.

    Guess we should have signed Mark Reynolds instead of Kevin Useless

    /hindsight’d

  • Derbs1221

    This offense is hard to watch and it gets more frustrating when the sox guys all seem to hit 300. And then Iglesias for them is hitting like 450. I thought he was supposed to be all glove? Ugh wtf