Thanksgiving Weekend Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is definitely one of my favorite holidays of the year. Love the food. Cooking it, eating it, the leftovers … I love pretty much everything other than cleaning it all up. I hope you and everyone you’re with has a great Thanksgiving. It’s a pretty cool day.

Barring any breaking news, I don’t plan to post much the rest of this week, so this is your open thread for the next few days. Enjoy the holiday and go forget about baseball for a little while. That’s my plan. Talk about whatever you like here. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Forgot to mention this last week: the late Yogi Berra will be honored with the President Medal of Freedom, the White House announced. Apparently the ceremony was today. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor and recognizes “especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” Beyond his baseball career, Yogi served in World War II, established a scholarship at Columbia, and was involved with a learning center in New Jersey that provided educational programs to 29,000 students annually. Willie Mays will also receive the Medal of Freedom. That’s quite an honor.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. None of the local hockey or basketball teams are in action, so if you’re jonesin’ for some sports, you have to settle for college basketball. You folks know how these open threads work by now, so have at it.

Monday Night Open Thread

As I’m sure you’ve heard, there’s a report going around saying Robinson Cano is not happy with the Mariners and would like to return to New York somehow. Too bad it won’t happen. Even if the two sides could work out a trade — Cano for Jacoby Ellsbury? pretty please? — there are egos involved and I just can’t see it happening. I mean, maybe it’ll happen, but the chances are like 0.00001% or something like that, right? For shame.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Bills and Patriots are the Monday Night Football game, plus the (hockey) Rangers and Fightin’ Porzingises (Porzingi?) are playing, and there’s a bunch of college hoops on as well. Talk about those games or anything else here.

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone. I am very much looking forward to this weekend. Been a long and busy week here. Anyway, I didn’t read much interesting stuff this week, so I only have two links for the weekend.

  • Todd Schneider posted a really interesting look at New York City taxi data from 2009-15. It includes yellow and green cabs as well as Uber, and it covers over a billion trips. He looks at pickup and drop-off data, airport travel, the bridges and tunnels, and whether John McClane really could have made it from 72nd and Broadway to Wall Street in 30 minutes during rush hour before a bomb went off in Die Hard: With a Vengeance, among other stuff.
  • Here is a touching Scott Fowler article about a 16-year-old boy named Chancellor Lee Adams. Adams was born ten weeks early because his mother┬áCherica was killed by the hit man hired by former NFL player Rae Carruth, who is now in prison. Chancellor has cerebral palsy due to his traumatic birth but is now thriving after being raised by his grandmother. Really great work.

Friday: Here is tonight’s open thread. The Devils, Islanders, Knicks, and Nets are all playing, plus there’s a bunch of college hoops on as well. Talk about those games or whatever else right here.

Saturday: Once again, this is your open thread. The three local hockey teams are in action and there’s a bunch of college footballs and hoops on as well. Enjoy.

Sunday: This is your open thread for one last time. You’ve got a full afternoon of football plus the Bengals and Cardinals as the late game tonight. The Islanders, Devils, and Nets are all playing as well, and there’s also the usual slate of college basketball.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Awards season if officially over — Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper were predictably named MVPs earlier this evening — which means the 2015 season is completely in the rear-view mirror. No loose ends to tie up. It’s all hot stove now and for the next few weeks. Trades, free agency, rumors … the works. So long, 2015 season. You were cool. For the most part.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Titans and Jaguars are the Thursday NFL game — is that even a good matchup? I’m so out of touch with football these days — plus the (hockey) Rangers are playing and there’s a bunch of college hoops on as well. Talk about those games or anything else right here.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Here’s a fun David Schoenfield post highlighting ten interesting nuggets from the latest Bill James Handbook. Apparently pitchouts are dying. It’s close to impossible to notice while watching games but the numbers show teams are calling fewer pitchouts than ever before. Also, no one throws 125+ pitches in a start anymore. That doesn’t surprise me.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Nets are the only local sports team in action this evening, and there are only three college basketball games going on. Good night to catch up on Netflix, I guess. I really enjoyed Narcos, if you’re looking for a recommendation. Talk about whatever here.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

According to Ken Rosenthal, David Ortiz is planning to retire following the 2016 season. That dude has crushed the Yankees for more than a decade now and I won’t miss him. He’s a Hall of Famer though. No doubt about it in my mind. Whether Ortiz actually gets in is another matter. A worthy foe, indeed.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Knicks, Nets, and Devils are all playing, plus there’s a bunch of college hoops on as well. Talk about those games or anything else here.