Monday Night Open Thread


This Sunday, FOX will broadcast a 90-minute feature called “Being Mariano Rivera,” which will look at a side of Mo none of us ever get to see. That’s pretty much everything away from the baseball field. Chad Jennings has all the details, and the video above is a deleted scene from this year’s All-Star Game. There will be an encore presentation next Tuesday, just in case you forget to set your DVR.

Here is your open thread for the night. The Dodgers and Cardinals are playing Game Three of their NLCS at 8pm ET on TBS (Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Adam Wainwright), and the Monday Night Football Game is the Colts and Chargers. Talk about either of those games or anything else here. Go nuts.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Darren says:

    Maybe it’s because Donnie Baseball is my favorite player, but the amount of criticism he’s getting seems utterly ridiculous. I mean, the decision to start Kershaw on 3 days rest WORKED and people are still giving him shit.

    Some clown from the News wrote an article that the Didgers series is OVER. I really, really hate these absolute declarations that are by their nature, utter bullshit. If the Dodgers come back, then what? Is he going to apologize for lying to me? Total lack of accountability amongs these assholes.

    Also Dirk Borckhurst or whatever the fuck that guy’s name is can eat a big fat minor league dick. David Price was right, that guy has no moral authority to be criticizing a Major Leaguer.

  2. KEN says:

    If the Yankees sign any Free Agents will they lose their 17th draft pick?

    • forensic says:

      Only if that free agent had been offered a qualifying offer by their prior team.

    • RetroRob says:

      I suspect the Yankees will not sign any player this offseason with a QO. They’ll focus on pitchers like Tanaka, Garza (who can’t receive a QO), perhaps a position player like Beltran if he doesn’t get a QO. I think they are intent on both getting below $189M, while also maintaining their first-round draft pick, as well as perhaps adding more with Granderson and perhaps Kuroda. They are in some type of rebuild plan, which means they want to hold/increase their picks, limit signing players into their mid-30s (hence letting Swisher leave and now probably Granderson), and resetting the luxury tax.

      • jjyank says:

        I agree, and think that this is the best strategy to both try to compete and try to rebuild at the same time.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          It’s more picking where you strike than throwing caution completely to the wind. They’ve been doing some version of this for a while now. The difference to me is that it’s easier said and done when you don’t need a whole lot.

  3. Dale Mohorcic says:

    Do I hate David Ortiz or do I hate that he doesn’t pull that magician shit in a Yankees uniform?

  4. The Thumb says:

    It sounds like someone says “what the fuck?” at about the 1 minute mark in the video.

  5. Bob Buttons says:

    RIP Wally Bell.

    Don’t recall any games he umped. Maybe that just means he’s not too bad.

  6. nycsportzfan says:

    Ryu is pitching some billiant baseball in this ALCS GAME3.

  7. Darren says:

    I said it before, but AWWW YEAH! plays at the plate in the NLCS are the SHIT!

    great playoffs so far!!

  8. Darren says:

    If you haven’t watched the clip that Mike embedded of Mo taking photos with the All Stars, I defy you to watch it and not break out into a big grin. Everyone loves Mo.

  9. Andrew Brotherton says:

    I’d love to see us pick up Tanaka, Abreu, Jesse Crain, and Jose Peralta and bring back Granderson on a 2yr 26 deal, Kuroda for 1yr 14, Reynolds, and Cano for 6yr 150.





  10. Barry says:

    I want Brian McCann and James Shields for Christmas and a healthy Tex and Jeter for my birthday.

    • forensic says:

      How do you plan on getting Shields, since there is absolutely no chance of the Royals declining their option on him?

      • RetroRob says:

        Details, details…

        Yup, Shields will totally be back in KC in 2014 and, I’m sure, they will try and sign him to a longer-term contract in an effort to maximize the perception of the Myers deal. Not that the two are related, but they will think that way and so will their fans.

      • MannyGeee says:

        Trade all teh prospectz!

  11. Darren says:

    Stupid comment by the agent. Boras would’ve said

    “Curtis is a one of a kind talent that has demonstrated incredible durabiity over the course of his major leage career. This year’s fluke injuries do nothing to diminish his value as a top-tier, power hitting center fielder. Curtis will sign a long-term deal comensurate with his talents and proven ability to lead the league in home runs over an extended period of time, play gold glove defense in center, and exhibit patience at the plate.”

    Oh, hello 4 years/$70mm deal.

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