Wednesday Night Open Thread

That mid-week 4pm ET start time was weird, no? Baseball is all about routines, including for fans who follow daily, and that start time today threw everything out of whack. Anyway, make sure you check out this Andrew Keh article on the extravagant bat flips in Korea, which are common in KBO but are frowned upon in MLB. The “unwritten rules” seem to be much different on the other side of the world.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing and ESPN will show the Cardinals and Nationals a little later. The Nats, man. What a monumental disappointment they’ve been this year. Talk about those games or anything else right here.

Sunday Night Open Thread

Here is your open thread for the rest of the weekend. The Cubs and Dodgers are the ESPN Sunday Night Game (Arrieta vs. Wood), so that should be pretty fun. Jake Arrieta has been ridiculous this season (2.22 ERA and 2.57 FIP). He’s no longer the guy the Yankees used to pound on all those years with the Orioles. Talk about that game, this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here.

Thursday Night Open Thread

The Yankees have an off-day today, so check out this Billy Witz article on the bullpen revolving door. The Yankees have been shuttling relievers back and forth between the big leagues and Triple-A Scranton all season, and these are real people whose lives change in an instant. The actual call-up/send-down process involves a lot of people and a lot of “drop everything and get to New York” moments. Pretty interesting stuff.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network is showing a bunch of games as well. Who you see depends on where you live. Talk about those games or anything else right here.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network will air a few regional games. Also, ESPN will show the Cubs and Giants late tonight, if you’re interested. The Cubbies have won 21 of their last 25 games, you know. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else on your mind here. Except politics, religion, gun control, and pretty much anything else along those lines. Those are a no-go here. Talk about ’em elsewhere. Thanks.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Off-night tonight following the day game, so I recommend checking out this Dan Barbarisi article on the Yankees hiring recently retired players as scouts. Matt Daley, Dan Giese, Eric Chavez, Brandon Duckworth, and Drew Henson all work in the team’s scouting department these days. Daley spoke about the transition from playing to scouting — things like setting a schedule and arranging travel are new to him because players have all that stuff done for them — and assistant GM Billy Eppler talked about what draws the Yankees to these guys. Check it out. Great read.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing the Orioles and that game is relevant to the Yankees because the O’s are only a modest 5.5 games back of New York. They’re sitting in a wildcard spot and have played very well of late. Don’t count ’em out yet. The Tigers and Cubs will be on ESPN as well. Talk about those games, Barbarisi’s article, this afternoon’s win, or anything else here.