I always try to dig up some kinda neat video for the open thread, preferably a memorable Yankees moment. Occasionally I’ll branch off into general MLB, but I try to adhere to #YankeesOnly. Every so often I’ll stumble across something I completely forgot about, such as the back-to-back-to-back homers against the Indians in Game One of the 1997 ALDS. The bespectacled Eric Plunk gave up the first two homers and was a former Yankee, having come and gone in the two Rickey Henderson trades with the Athletics. The Yankees didn’t win that series, as you know, but boy where those three straight dingers awesome.
Here is tonight’s open thread. The Red Sox are playing the Rays right now on TBS and have a chance to sweep their ALDS matchup (Clay Buchholz vs. Alex Cobb). The Dodgers can eliminate the Braves at 9:30pm ET on TBS (
Ricky Nolasco Clayton Kershaw vs. Freddy Garcia). The Jets and Falcons are the Monday Night Football game, plus the Rangers and Devils are both playing later on as well. Lots to talk about tonight. Go nuts.