Tuesday Night Open Thread

Sigh. Another day without Yankees baseball. Getting real sick of this, you guys. Since the Yankees have been rained out, I suggest listening to this podcast I recorded with Zone Coverage earlier today. We talked about the Twins briefly before diving into a good half-hour of Yankees talk. If you can’t watch the Yankees play tonight, might as well listen to me bumble on about them instead, right? Right.

Here is an open thread for the evening. The Mets were rained out as well, but MLB Network is showing a regional game, plus there are a few NBA playoff games on as well. Talk about those games, Derek Jeter buying the Marlins, or anything else here as long as it’s not religion or politics.

Monday Night Open Thread

The Yankees have yet another off-day today — I’m getting sick of all these off-days, aren’t you? — so, while we wait for the next game, I suggest checking out Travis Sawchik’s post on the necessity of mound visits. Aside from implementing a pitch clock, the single best way MLB can improve pace of play is reducing mound visits, especially by the catcher. Do mound visits by the pitching coach actually help at all? No one seems to know.

Anyway, here is an open thread for the evening. ESPN is showing the Cubs and Pirates, and MLB Network will have a regional game later on. There are also a trio of NBA playoff games on as well. No NHL though. No one bothered to force a Game Seven this round. Lame! Talk about anything that isn’t religion or politics here.

Sunday Open Thread

Here is an open thread for the rest of the weekend. The Mets and Nationals are the ESPN Sunday Night Game (Wheeler vs. Scherzer), plus there’s a whole bunch of NBA and NHL playoff games on throughout the afternoon and evening. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else here. Just not religion or politics, por favor.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Heads up: Brian Cashman is taking part in a panel discussion at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island on Wednesday, May 17th. Staten Island Yankees manager Julio Mosquera will be among the others on the panel. Here are the full details. A general admission ticket is only $25 and you’ll get a chance to ask questions during the Q&A and take part in a silent auction for some cool memorabilia. I’ve never been the St. George Theatre but it’s a very short walk from the Staten Island Ferry, so it’s easy to get to.

Anyway, here is an open thread for the rest of the night. The Yankees have an off-day today, sadly. I’m disappointed I won’t get to watch Aaron Judge mash baseballs. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network is showing some regional games as well. There’s also a bunch of NBA and NHL playoff action on, including Game Five for the (hockey) Rangers. The series is tied two games apiece. Kind of a big one tonight. Talk about anything and everything here, just not religion or politics.

Sunday Open Thread

The Yankees and Cardinals don’t wrap up their three-game series until later tonight, in the ESPN Sunday Night Game. Weekend night games are the bane of my fandom. The worst. So anyway, before the game comes along, check out Tyler Kepner’s piece of Brian Cashman. It’s a week old — I’ve been busy the last few days and haven’t had much time to read all the stuff I have bookmarked — but is very much worth the read.

Here is an open thread until the game thread comes along. The Mets are playing this afternoon and MLB Network is showing a regional game. There are also NBA playoff games on ABC and TNT, and NHL playoff games on the NBC family of networks, including Game Three for the (hockey) Rangers. Talk about those games, the Cashman article, or anything else other than religion or politics here. Thanks.

Saturday Open Thread

I’m a few days late on this, but don’t miss Andrew Marchand’s piece on Jean Afterman, the Yankees longtime assistant general manager. She was instrumental in getting Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees, but from the other side of the table — she worked for Soriano’s agent at the time and helped find a loophole that allowed him to leave the Hiroshima Carp in Japan and sign with the Yankees. After being hired by Brian Cashman, she helped lure Hideki Matsui to the Bronx. “You go east. But if you don’t come back with him, you just keep heading east. Don’t ever turn around,” said George Steinbrenner to Afterman before she left to recruit Matsui in Japan. Make sure you check it out. Really great stuff.

Here is an open thread for the rest of the day. The Mets are playing later and MLB Network is showing regional games throughout the afternoon and evening. The NBA playoffs begin today with a bunch of games on ABC and ESPN while the NHL playoffs continue with games on NBC and NBCSN. The (hockey) Rangers aren’t playing today though. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or anything else here as long as it’s not religion or politics.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Good win this afternoon. The Yankees looked terrible last week, but three straight wins have a way of washing that all away. How about Aaron Judge? I’m pretty sure he’s already my favorite player on the team. He went 2-for-3 with a single, a homer, and a walk today to raise his season batting line to .308/.379/.692 (212 wRC+). Totally sustainable, in my opinion. Judge also has a 20.7% strikeout rate. And he threw a runner out on the bases. Please be real please be real please be real.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network will show the Cubs and Dodgers. The Cubs are handing out their World Series rings prior to that one. They only raised the banner the other night. Also, the (hockey) Rangers play their first playoff game tonight, so that’ll be cool. The Knicks and Nets will also be in action, but they’re no fun. Talk about those games or anything other than religion or politics here.