Here is the open thread for the night. The Mets are out on the West Coast and ESPN is showing the Rockies and Cardinals. That’s about it. Talk about those games, Judge and Frazier, or anything else that isn’t religion or politics right here.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Here is an open thread until the regular game thread comes along. The Mets are playing and MLB Network will have a regional game. Talk about that stuff or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.
Here is an open thread to hold you over until the regular game thread comes along. Really light baseball schedule tonight. There’s one 7pm ET game (Rangers at Orioles) and one 8pm ET game (Tigers at Royals) before the West Coast games begin. MLB Network will have games all night. You folks know what to do with these threads by now, so have at it.
Here is an open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing (on ESPN) and that’s about it. Talk about that game, this afternoon’s loss, the Verducci article, or anything else here. Just not religion or politics.
Here is an open thread for the night. There’s a whole bunch of nothing going on tonight, so you’re on your own for entertainment. You folks know how these open threads work by now, so have at it.
Here is an open thread for the night. There’s not a whole lot going on. The Triple-A All-Star Game will be on MLB Network at 9pm ET and that’s about it. (The game is on the West Coast.) LHP Caleb Smith will represent the Yankees. OF Dustin Fowler was also selected to the game before his injury. Talk about that game, the Valiente profile, or anything that isn’t religion or politics here.
This is the first time that I have ever been excited for the Home Run Derby. I’ve enjoyed watching it before, to be sure, and I will never cease to be amazed by the towering shots that most of the competitors are capable of hitting on a year-to-year basis – but it has never before felt like must-see TV. And, despite my own Yankees fandom, it isn’t just because of Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.
Well, to be fair, it is mostly because of Judge and Sanchez. At the same time, though, I’m excited to see Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Sano, who were jockeying for the “most impressive batting practice” crown before Judge arrived on the scene. I’m similarly stoked to see Cody Bellinger come to the plate, as he has essentially played the role of Aaron Judge West this year. And seeing MLB use this event as an opportunity to market three young, blossoming stars in NYC and Los Angeles is basically a feather in its cap.
Here is tonight’s bracket:
This sets up the possibility of a Judge vs. Bellinger semi-finals, and a Judge vs. Stanton (or Sanchez) finals. It’s rare that something as simple as a bracket is intriguing, but here we are.
The Home Run Derby will begin at 8 PM EST, and will be broadcast on ESPN. Feel free to discuss the derby and anything else (that isn’t religion or politics) here.