Weekend Open Thread

Another slow day at the ol’ hot stove office. You’ll have to forgive me for not getting excited about that Ryon Healy-for-Emilio Pagan blockbuster the other day. I’m still waiting for something interesting to happen this winter. Maybe next week. Here are two links to check out:

Friday: Here’s an open thread for the night. The (hockey) Rangers, Knicks, and Nets are all in action, plus there’s college basketball on as well. Talk about those game or anything that isn’t religion or politics right here.

Saturday: This is the open thread again. There is a baseball game on today! The Arizona Fall League Championship Game will be played at 3pm ET on MLB Network and MLB.com (here’s the stream). The Scottsdale Scorpions did not make the Championship Game, so no Yankees prospects are playing alas. The Islanders and Devils are both playing, plus there’s a bunch of college football and basketball on as well. Have at it.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Breaking Shohei Otani news: it’s Ohtani, not Otani. You’ll see it spelled both ways around the internet, but Shohei’s representatives at CAA Sports confirmed it is indeed Ohtani. Technically, both Ohtani and Otani are correct. There is no literal Japanese characters to English letters translation. The translation is based on the pronunciation. Well, whatever. Ohtani it is.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Titans and Steelers are the Thursday night NFL game, the Devils and Islanders are playing, and there’s some college basketball on as well. Talk about whatever here, just not religion or politics. Get that outta here.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Earlier today Hal Steinbrenner spoke to reporters and confirmed the Yankees still don’t have a new contract in place with Brian Cashman. “Maybe it’s a handshake deal with no terms, but we’re working on it,” said Hal to Mark Feinsand. The fact Cashman is running the managerial search and representing the team at the GM Meetings tells us he’s coming back. They just haven’t worked out the details. Huh.

Anyway, here is an open thread for the night. The Knicks and Rangers are both playing, plus there’s a ton of college hoops on as well. Talk about anything here that isn’t religion or politics.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Day Two of the GM Meetings came and went with no action today. Brian Cashman has a managerial interview lined up for Thursday in New York, so if the Yankees are going to do anything at the GM Meetings, it’ll happen tomorrow. Monday is the Rule 5 Draft protection deadline and I get the feeling we’re in a few James Pazos-for-Zack Littell and Jose Pirela-for-Ronald Herrera roster cleanup type trades before then. We’ll see.

Here is an open thread for the evening. The Nets are the only local team in action tonight, plus there’s some college basketball as well. You folks know how these things work by now, right? Right. Have at it.

Monday Night Open Thread

Carlos Beltran announced his retirement earlier today. He’s going out on top after winning his first World Series ring with the Astros this year. Awesome. Beltran is a Hall of Famer in my book. He was a true five-tool player at his peak and an impact player at the plate, in the field, and on the bases. Beltran is also an all around great dude who helped countless young players along the way, including Aaron Judge. Congrats on everything, Carlos.

Here’s an open thread for the night. Dolphins vs. Panthers is the Monday Night Football game, plus the Knicks are playing and there’s a whole bunch of college hoops on the docket. Talk about anything here as long as it’s not politics or religion. Get that outta here.

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Veterans Day weekend to all you veterans out there. Thank you for your service.

The offseason is more than a week old now, and we’re still waiting for the first major move. Or the first minor move, for that matter. No trades or free agent signings around the league yet. Things will pick up a bit next week, once qualifying offer decisions are made. I hope things will pick up, anyway. This is offseason has been boring so far. Here are a few links to check out:

Friday: Here is an open thread for the evening. The Islanders and Nets are the only local teams in action tonight. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.

Saturday: This is the open thread again. The (hockey) Rangers, Islanders, Knicks, and Nets are all playing today, plus there’s all the day’s college football and basketball. Have at it.

Sunday: For the final time, this is the open thread. You’ve got all the day’s NFL and college basketball action, plus the Devils are playing as well. Talk about whatever here.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Earlier today the Yankees announced details for their 2018 holiday ticket sale. You can find all the information right here. Buried within the release, the Yankees say all Monday to Thursday home games next April will begin at 6:35pm ET, not 7:05pm ET. They’re testing out the new start time to see whether families have an easier time taking their kids to game. The problem? It can be pretty hard to get from the office to the ballpark in time for first pitch as it is. Lots of people are going to miss the first few innings with the new start time. We’ll see how it goes.

Here’s the open thread for the night. The Seahawks and Cardinals are the Thursday NFL game, plus the Devils are playing too. You folks know how these things work by now, so have at it.